Hi friends. I am back today with a sweet and easy DIY gift idea. Whenever we have a big group of people over, I always bust out a Sharpie and the disposable dishware so everyone can write their names on their cups. Yet, plastic and styrofoam lacks a certain… something. So I recently decided to try painting a bunch of glass mugs with chalkboard paint. It only took a few minutes, and now it’s super simple to write everyone’s names on real pieces of dishware.
The same idea could be applied to any type of glassware. Label the the contents of each jar in a set of canisters, jot a phrase or word on a vase or candle holder, or mark up a mixing bowl. Package a set of mugs with some cute vintage spoons for a sweet little gift to give this Christmas. Don’t forget to include the chalk! I used small kraft paper bags from Michael’s and designed a simple little label to add some charm. Directions and free label printables are below!
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:: supplies ::
(I got several pieces from a thrift store for less than a dollar a piece)
(don’t mess with the cheap stuff… I found the Rust-Oleum brand to be best)
small kraft paper bags
full sheet label paper
scissors or sharp blade
:: directions ::
1) Prepare glassware by thoroughly washing and drying it.
2) Open and mix paint, then wet small brush and paint directly on glassware. You may choose to tape off an area with painters tape for a cleaner and more precise shape.
3) Allow paint to dry (use a blow dryer to speed up the process), then apply second coat.
4) Write directly on painted surface with a piece of chalk.
5) To package the chalk, use a small kraft paper bag. Download your free printable labels HERE, then print, cut and adhere!
:: notes ::
It is advised that you hand wash all painted glassware,
and do not paint surfaces that will touch food.