I am not much of a collector, but the one thing I do collect and keep dear to my heart are jars. I know that seems really ridiculous. But, I love the simplicity of them. The classic look and how they stand the test of time.
And these aren’t just any jars. These jars were given to me by my in-laws who
hoard collect everything. And thankfully they do, because we tend to receive a lot of beautiful things! From the very little research I have done, these jars date back somewhere between 1930 and 1950. (They all have glass embossed labels that say: Improved GEM, Made in Canada)
So because I adore these beauties, they have to be on display. And the best way to do that is to use them. I have always used them to store my pantry items like cornstarch, barley, cocoa, oat bran … that sort of thing.
Most of them have beautiful glass toppers and zinc lids, and some don’t, so for those ones, I jazzed them up. I love how they look all lined up in my pantry, but they deserve better labeling than the dry erase marker I have been using! So I decided that a little pretty project was in order!
I headed to Michaels and found a roll of chalkboard paper (yes they make it, and it’s amazingly easy to use! No need for spray painting!). I also used my 50% coupon and bought a pretty little punch. The makings of a really cute label!
So easy! I was done in less than an hour! The hardest part was writing with the chalk. I used regular old chalk, and I should have sharpened the end to make writing easier!