Chalk Paint Mason Jar Planters

Well, it’s here…moving week. We’ve been busy getting the house ready and packing for the big move to North Carolina this coming Saturday. To say that we’re overwhelmed is an understatement, but that’s part of moving right?  We have done this at time or two (or 11) before, so we know that we’ll get through this and everything will be ok sooner or later. All I know is that by next Monday we’ll be in NC and these 3 crazy weeks will be behind us.

So what do you do if you’re in the middle of packing up your house to move 700 miles away? Well, if you’re me, you get your craft on and make chalk paint mason jar planters. I was planning on doing this craft long before we knew that we were going to move, and painting is therapeutic for me when I’m stressed, so one afternoon I pulled out my paints and a few mason jars and did this fun and easy craft. I enjoyed myself but the hubs thought I was nuts, which is nothing new. ๐Ÿ˜‰

An easy DIY craft making chalk paint mason jar planters using live wheatgrass. | chatfieldcourt.comThe idea behind this simple DIY was to use pastel chalk paint and live greenery to add a bit of spring to my new kitchen. I had to tweak my original idea, but I love how they turned out.

An easy DIY craft making spring mason jars using chalk paint. | chatfieldcourt.comYou can’t get any easier than slapping a couple of coats of chalk paint on mason jars. There was no prep involved but I did use a bottle to make it easier to paint each jar, and I also toned down the green and pink chalk paint with a bit of white.

An easy DIY craft making spring mason jars using pastel colored chalk paints. | chatfieldcourt.comOnce they were dry, I lightly rubbed a buffing pad over each jar to smooth out some of the brush marks. Then I took a piece of course sandpaper and sanded the high spots to bring out the words and designs.

A quick and easy DIY craft making spring mason jars using pastel colored chalk paints. | chatfieldcourt.comNext, it was time to play in the dirt. I was going to plant a few seeds in my jars but ran out of time, so I went for wheatgrass instead, with its bright green color. Perfect for spring.

A quick and easy DIY craft making spring mason jars using pastel colored chalk paints and wheat grass. | chatfieldcourt.comEach jar got a handful of potting soil and a clump of grass.

A quick and easy DIY craft making spring mason jars using chalk paints and wheat grass. | chatfieldcourt.comAfter a little haircut, they were ready for their spot on the windowsill.

An easy DIY making spring mason jars using chalk paints and wheat grass. | chatfieldcourt.comI loved the spring color but something was missing, besides the fact that their haircut was a little too perfect. Oops.

One thing about wheatgrass is that it grows quickly so their uniform haircut only lasted a day before it started growing out.

An easy DIY making spring mason jars using chalk paints, wheat grass and tags. | chatfieldcourt.comBesides the new growth, I thought the addition of a spring tag to each jar would finish it off. I had the tags in my stash but when I found these cute bumblebees and butterflies, I could hardly wait for the glue to dry so I could tie them on with some jute twine.

An easy DIY making spring mason jars using chalk paints, wheat grass and handmade tags. | chatfieldcourt.comAn easy DIY making spring mason jars using pastel colored chalk paints, wheat grass and handmade tags. | chatfieldcourt.comJust what they needed, don’t you think?

A quick and easy DIY making spring mason jars using pastel colored chalk paints, wheat grass and handmade tags. | chatfieldcourt.com A super easy DIY making spring mason jars using pastel colored chalk paints, wheat grass and handmade tags. | chatfieldcourt.comI won’t get to enjoy them in my new kitchen for as long as I’d hoped, but I can always recreate them in my new home.

I’m taking part in a DIY Challenge with 29 other bloggers next week, so I’ll be back for that. If you want to see what we’re up to with the move this week, you can follow me on Instagram.

Hope you have a great week!

Check out some other spring posts.

5 ways to refresh your home and get it ready for spring. | chatfieldcourt.com

5 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring

Make this easy DIY spring wreath for your front door. | chatfieldcourt.com

Easy Spring Wreath

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  1. Monday,March 21, 2016 / 7:54 am

    Cute! Good luck with the move!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 22, 2016 / 2:12 pm

      Thanks so much Kim, I appreciate it.

  2. Phyllis
    Monday,March 21, 2016 / 8:03 am

    Travel safely and enjoy your new home. Excited to follow your journey.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 22, 2016 / 2:13 pm

      Thanks, Phyllis, I’m excited to share it with you all. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Brenda, Florida
    Monday,March 21, 2016 / 9:15 am

    I love the jars! The tag just completes the project. Did I miss the fact that you have a new home in NC? Good luck with the move, I can’t wait for the next remodel!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 22, 2016 / 2:14 pm

      Thanks, Brenda! No, we don’t have a home yet. We will be renting until I can find the perfect one to redo. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m really looking forward to finding it and getting started.

  4. Jessica [Havok]
    Monday,March 21, 2016 / 10:34 am

    These are so cute! ๐Ÿ˜€ Love the tags, too – perfect for Spring! Well, okay, the good part of Spring, ha – we had a peek at Spring Saturday, and are expecting thunder and lightning today xD
    I hope you move goes well! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 22, 2016 / 2:17 pm

      Thanks, Jessica! I love the color that they brought to the kitchen. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope that the storms that went through weren’t too bad. That is the one bad thing about spring.

  5. Monday,March 21, 2016 / 10:52 am

    These are so cute. I have a window opening from my kitchen to the dining room that I would like to add something to and this would brighten it up a lot. Think I will give it a try. Good luck on the move.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 22, 2016 / 2:24 pm

      Thanks so much, Debbie. They were really easy to do and the color that they bring is exactly what I needed on the windowsill. Hope that you are able to give them a try. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Claire Massarelli
    Monday,March 21, 2016 / 11:35 am

    Love the jars. Your home is beautiful & am looking forward to see what you will do to your new home in NC. Happy moving. Clairec

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 22, 2016 / 2:26 pm

      Awww, thanks so much for your sweet comment Claire. I’m excited to get to NC and find our new (project) home. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Thursday,March 24, 2016 / 6:07 pm

    Love your Mason jar makeover, Kristi. Chalk paint has to be one of the best inventions ever. Ranks right up there with Mod Podge (well, you know I’m a decoupage freak). Your little tags are so sweet and they really are the icing on the cake. Best wishes for smoothing sailing with your move, my friend. NC is a beautiful state and I can’t wait to see this next chapter in your life unfold. Hugs, Nancy

    • Kristi
      Monday,March 28, 2016 / 11:46 am

      Thank you, Nancy. Chalk paint is one of the best inventions ever. I used it on a piece of furniture once and wasn’t thrilled with the results but I’ve given it a try on a few small projects, like my spring mason jars, and love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks for your best wishes and your sweet words, Nancy. We are in NC, after 3 busy and tough days, and we are so excited to start this next chapter. xo

  8. Monday,March 28, 2016 / 4:05 pm

    Those look great. I love decorating for spring. Adding a bit of white to the pink and green chalk paint is a great idea.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 29, 2016 / 1:00 am

      Thanks so much Rebecca! I love decorating for spring too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Monday,March 28, 2016 / 5:31 pm

    What a lovely way to add a little spring to your window sill. I love the little embellishments. You should come link these up at Welcome Home Wednesdays. Party open 7a CST Wed morning!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 29, 2016 / 1:05 am

      Thank you, Erin and I appreciate the invite. I’ll be sure to stop over on Wednesday.

  10. Monday,March 28, 2016 / 10:22 pm

    love your cute jars and the tags are just what was needed…

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 29, 2016 / 1:03 am

      Thanks so much!

  11. Thursday,April 7, 2016 / 4:57 pm

    I can’t believe your still able to craft while preparing for your move! Amazing!

    • Kristi
      Friday,April 8, 2016 / 6:19 pm

      My husband says I’m crazy but we all have to have our stress busters, right? Mine just happens to be crafting. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Friday,April 8, 2016 / 9:33 am

    I like how the mason jars look so upscale with the way you customized them. What a nice project.

    • Kristi
      Friday,April 8, 2016 / 6:24 pm

      That’s so nice Debra, thanks for the sweet comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Saturday,April 16, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    Hi Kristi,
    Love this project! Your Spring Mason Jars look so pretty on your kitchen windowsill! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays! Good Luck with your move to NC.
    Hugs, Jody โ™ฅ

    • Kristi
      Saturday,April 16, 2016 / 3:22 pm

      Thanks, Jody, I appreciate it!

  14. Beerly
    Thursday,August 18, 2016 / 4:36 pm

    I love your Mason jars. They’d make a good planter for herbs. Since you grew grass in the jars, it would be cute to put faces on the jars with tag “speech bubbles”.

    • Kristi
      Sunday,August 21, 2016 / 5:31 pm

      Thanks so much! Sounds like a cute idea with the face on the jars and a tag speech bubble. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Laurie Reimer
    Sunday,June 25, 2017 / 12:13 pm

    where do you get wheat grass or the seeds? I’ve never seen them in stores or seed catalogs.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,June 27, 2017 / 2:25 am

      Hi Laurie. I actually found the wheat grass in our local grocery store. If you’re having trouble finding it you could try a local pet store or you could get seeds online. Hope this helps. ๐Ÿ™‚

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