|Save your ass – store in glass. Easy storage jars in 10 minutes.|
I had leftover chalkboard paint from my kitchen redo and needed ideas on how to use it up. Pinterest to the rescue with a gazillion pins showing how to make chalkboard glass jars. Since many of my grains are stored in plastic and storing foods in plastic has potential health consequences, I was immediately sold. Plus glass jars just look so much prettier. I already had in hand a recycled artichoke heart, olive, jelly and salad dressing jar, so I got right down to business. I'm doing this tutorial to share the DIY love. Just call me the vegan Martha Stewart.
|Making a chalkboard salad dressing jar was particularly useful, since I often make a variety of homemade dressings that all mysteriously share the same tawny brown color.|
- Clean jars, labels removed
- Chalkboard paint [Pinterest also has pins on how to make your own, but they have mixed reviews]
- Painters' tape
- A knife or razor blade for cleaning up the edges
- Chalk or a chalkboard marker [For labeling your jars]
|1. Using painters' tape, mask off your label area.|
|2. Paint masked-off area. Let dry completely then add another coat.|
All this craftiness makes you hungry, so after you create your DIY chalkboard salad dressing jar, try this easy, tangy-sweet dressing.
- 3 T best-quality balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 6 T best-quality extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and fresh-ground pepper, to taste
Makes a healthy cup
In a medium bowl, whisk together the vinegar and mustard. Whisk in the olive oil until smooth. Stir in garlic. Adjust seasonings and enjoy.