Fancy up your mason jar!

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day! Mine was a little all over the place but excellent nonetheless. 🙂 I wanted to share with you a super fun DIY project that I made for my mother for Mother’s Day that I think all of you will enjoy making too! This year I decided to a little bit different of a gift… I decided to snazzy-up some mason jars! My family and I love drinking from mason jars and what’s better than just slapping on a little chalkboard paint to make it that much more fun. Check it out…

Items Needed:

  • Mason Jar{s} {your choice of size}
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Small Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Permanent Marker
  • Drill
  • Straw
  • Rubber grommet
  • Chalk

How To:

1. Start by tracing out onto paper the shape of what you would like your chalkboard paint to look like on your mason jar. {You may also tape off a design directly onto your mason jar using painters tape.}photo

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2. Using your permanent marker, trace around your desired shape directly onto your mason jar.

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3. Now using your chalkboard paint, fill in the shape.

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4. Now using your permanent marker, mark the spot on the lid where you would like your straw to be. {I found that placing the hole for the straw closer to the edge of the lid is more comfortable for drinking.}

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5. Time to get out the big guns and drill through the dot you marked on the lid!

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6. Push your rubber grommet through to cover up the rough edges.

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7. Now chalk it up with your name, a straw and a refreshing drink!

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These are great for parties so everyone doesn’t have to worry about whose cup is whose!

Lots of fun, right?!

Have a fantastic day!

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Comments

  1. Hi, Thanks so much for sharing this, such a great idea! I was just wanting to know if their is a way I could make the names permanent on the jars ,so they don’t wash off? Would I use some type of acrylic paint? Thanks.

  2. Jennifer says:

    Where do you find the rubber grommet?
    Thanks!

    • ceara.sluis@gmail.com says:

      We bought ours at Menards!

      • This may sound like a weird question, but do you think the rubber grommet is food safe? I bought some of these through ebay, and I don’t really know what their intended purpose was supposed to be. I am sure it was food though or drink though. I know who thinks of this stuff. Just curious.

  3. I love this idea. Did you have any issues with rust after you washed the lid? I tried this and had some rust where we punched the hole.

    • If you use a unibit to drill the hole you’ll get a clean hole that can have a bit of olive oil rubbed onto it before you put the grommet in place, that extends their life significantly and prevents most of the rust.

  4. These are so great! I’m hoping to do this for a wedding brunch I’m planning but have heard that some people have issues with the chalk and paint when the glasses start to condensate. Mind sharing if this was any kind of issue for you? Thanks in advance!!

  5. What size rubber grommets did you use?

  6. If you use a “unibit” you will get perfect holes without the rough edges, they’re a bit more pricey than a standard bit but if you do much drilling of flat metal they are worth 10x their weight in gold and you’ll never need to replace them ever. ($8 at harbor freight – see: http://www.harborfreight.com/1-4-quarter-inch-3-4-quarter-inch-high-speed-steel-step-drill-44460.html )

    I promise you; after using one you’ll never want to use a regular bit on sheet metals again.

  7. Thanks so much for your tips. I made some Red Neck Wine Glasses and I wanted to put a straw in the lid and this was perfect. I just updated my blog and Pinterest page and I put your website on both. Again thanks for the tips.

  8. This is a fantastic idea! I am sharing today at Domestic Superhero! Thanks for sharing!!!

  9. Laura Robertson says:

    Chalkboard vinyl works well also! Got these at a friend’s wedding that way minus the lids. It worked out very well. Vinyl names would be semi permanent as well.

  10. Where do you buy rubber grommets ?

  11. Where did you get the adorable, plastic straws?! I assume they are reusable and washable?

  12. How big of a hole do you drill? the drill bit you linked can go up to 3/4in.

  13. Considering doing this for mason jar mugs at my wedding. What is washing these cups like after the chalkboard paint happens? will it rub off? Thanks so much!

  14. Samantha says:

    Hi! These are great and I plan to make them for my sisters shower! What size rubber grommets did you use? I just want to fit a normal plastic straw through.

    Thanks!!

    Samantha

  15. Whenever you make this, when you wash it will the paint and chalk come off?
    Thanks 😊

    • ceara.sluis@gmail.com says:

      I had many where the paint stayed on but there was a few where it did come off. I would suggest using a paint specifically for glass or a spray paint. Thanks for asking that question… I was needing to update that info! 🙂

  16. Susanne C. Swisher says:

    Multiple responders have asked for the size grommet to use for this. I assume that you would be able to figure this out by taking one of these straws to Menards, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Harbor Freight, etc. testing them by pushing the straw through the center of the grommet to verify fit.
    I am going to do this with a mayo jar lid that is plastic! I love that they fit the jars, and they won’t rust!

  17. ceara.sluis@gmail.com says:

    Thanks for the feature!!!

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