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Some food items come in nice glass jars. Really nice. Sometimes I just hate to send these to the recycling bin so I clean them out and store them in a cabinet for a rainy day. Well, it’s not raining here in Texas today (Is it ever!?) but I thought it was the perfect time to whip on out a couple of glass jars for a project.
My husband and I have been on an organizing, donating kick. We are moving in a couple months and we don’t want to take all the normal junk with us. For some reason we usually pack up things we plan on getting rid. Stupid, huh? It’s the normal “thinking” we may sell it on Craigslist or eBay and then never getting around to it. But this time we’ve decided to be proactive and just donate most things for now. There will be plenty of time for selling things on eBay later!
Here lately we’ve been working on the office. Just let me say it’s SO disorganized. Its been a dumping ground since day one practically. If it doesn’t have a home things end up in the office or the garage. We want this to change!
We’ve been labeling plastic totes and organizing various office supplies. It’s not the best looking thing in the world but it’s a start. Then I remembered all those glass jars and the 8 pack of Liquid Chalkers Chalk Markers I have.
Liquid Chalkers ($19) are chalk markers made by Paper and Twine. I LOVE them! This was my first time using chalk markers and the experience was fantastic. Each Liquid Chalker provides a nice bold pigment that is easily removed. During my project the wording wasn’t very centered so I had to erase the liquid chalk from my vinyl chalkboard stickers. It erased with ease! I just wetted a paper towel and barely wiped and it was gone. Left no residue or anything. The chalkboard sticker was like new again!
The makers of Liquid Chalkers say:
This is the 8-pack set of color liquid chalk markers (green, purple, red, orange, pink, yellow, blue, white) that has helped me unlock my own and my family’s creativity. They are hyper pigmentation ensuring bright, beautiful colors with marker tips that don’t dry out or crack. Have a true 6mm chisel tip marker means you can write with precision and easily fill large areas as well. And are dustless, no smearing and no ink running down your surface while you write so it’s no mess.
Make sure to use your Liquid Chalkers on non-porous surfaces like glass, metal, they even work great as dry erase markers! And always test the markers on a small area of what you will be working first just to make sure they will erase properly. You wouldn’t want an oops moment.
Upcycling Glass Jars with Chalkboard Labels
To test out my Liquid Chalkers I upcycled some old marinara glass jars I had in the cabinet. I thoroughly cleaned each jar and removed all labels with Goo Gone. The labels come off pretty easily with this and a scouring pad.
The tops of the jars I chose had those safety tops where it “pops” when unsealed. I measured and traced a circle in my vinyl chalkboard labels (mine were all rectangles) to fit in that area while leaving a border of the lid.
Then I place one of the rectangle labels on the side and wrote in cursive with my Liquid Chalkers on the labels. I placed labels on both the lid and sides of the jar to give me more flexibility on how I want to arrange them later on. Never know what mood I may be in that day!
I also love that with these liquid chalk markers you can make the writing as thick or thin as you like depending on how you decided to write with it. Very cool! And if you don’t love Liquid Chalkers Paper and Twine will give you your money back up to one full year later (including shipping)! I know I won’t be giving these babies up. They’re awesome!
Have you tried liquid chalk markers yet!?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.