DIY chalkboard Mason jar labels: how to turn old jars into stylish storage

Get your kitchen organised with this DIY storage jar hack...

DIY storage jar hack with chalkpaint spray
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We have never hidden the fact that we are hoarders of glass jars – Mason jars, Kilner jars, pasta sauce jars, we just have a hard time letting them go. Some part of us seems to believe that one day, that nicely shaped Dolmio jar will come in handy, so we store it under the sink for our future selves to get crafty with. Well, turns out today is that day folks, because we have just found the easiest storage jar DIY hack out there*. It's literally four steps and the result is super cute...

Make sure you don't miss our 10 Mason jar DIY ideas to find out how to style up your newly labelled jars and head over to our craft section, too, to find more quick and easy DIY ideas. 

Ready to go? Keep reading to find out how, with the with the help of Rust-Oleum chalkboard spray paint, you can DIY some stylish chalkboard Mason jar labels to transform your stash of glass jars into handy kitchen storage...

You will need:

Step 1: Mask off the label area

Using masking tape, mark out the shape for your chalkboard labels, covering any area you do not wish to paint. 

DIY storage jar hack step one

Step one

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Step 2: Get ready to spray the Mason jar

Move the jars to a well-ventilated space and place on top of a large dustsheet or some old newspapers. You may want to cover the surrounding area with additional dustsheets/newspaper to protect from spray mist. 

Step 3: spray the Mason jar

Holding the can approximately 30cm away from the jars. Apply up to two coats of chalkboard spray paint. Allow each coat to fully dry before applying the next. 

DIY storage jar hack step two and three

Step three

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Step 4: Remove the masking tape

Once fully dry, remove the masking tape and label away! 

DIY storage jar hack step four

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*DIY step by step thanks to Dunelm

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Hebe Hatton

Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer before moving to the Livingetc team in 2021 where she took on a role as Digital Editor. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration. When she isn't writing about interiors, she is renovating her own spaces – be it wallpapering a hallway, painting kitchen cupboards or converting a van.