DIY Calligraphy Mason Jars

Y'all, I'm so excited to be DIYing again on the blog! I've been itching to create things again and I believe a lot of it has to do with finding a home. Since we've decided to buy our first home, we've been super conscious of our spending and if anything, it's sparked my inner creativity again! I've got a long laundry list of projects I want to make once we move into our new home (although we've just started the process, so that could take a while), there are a few things that I can do now for our current apartment. 

Let me introduce you to my favorite project to date: calligraphy mason jars! 

I store the majority of our dry goods like pasta, matcha tea, baking ingredients, and rice in mason jars. I love the clean look in our pantry and to not have random boxes of things in there. Plus, it's easy for us to see what we need when we run to the grocery store. 

But because I like things to be extra pretty, I had to write on the jars what exactly is in there! If there's one thing that P and I bicker about is me throwing away the cooking instructions on boxes so I took this DIY an extra step by adding the cooking times to the jar. You can skip this step if you prefer, but I do like seeing it on there so when I'm cooking, I already know how long to set the timer on Alexa. 

Which, if you don't use Alexa to help you cook, you're missing out! I use her every day when cooking dinner so I don't overcook or under cook our meal. 

Here's what you're going to need for this DIY: 

Paint pens
Mason jars
Stencils
X-acto knife

Instructions

To make this incredibly easy, because I don't have the best calligraphy handwriting, we're going to be using a stencil for this project. You can download the stencils that I created below. 

Print out the stencils and carefully trace out the words with your x-acto knife. 

Tape the stencil to your jar and carefully begin filling in the words with your paint pen. I chose black for our jars so that it's easy and clear to read. You can choose any color that you like! 

Repeat for each jar. 

And that's it! It's so incredibly easy and dries in a matter of minutes. I didn't create a stencil for the cooking times because I could easily print them on myself (although it did take me forever!)

If you mess up or aren't satisfied with a letter, it's very easy to correct! Just dab a little bit of nail polish remover on a cotton swap and gently remove the paint. Let it dry and then reapply the paint. 

That's it! Simply store it in your pantry and enjoy your new jars! I love this DIY for so many reasons and it makes me so happy to see it in my pantry every day. I have so many mason jars in my home so this is a great way to use them and bring joy into our household. 

Download Stencils Here!

Chia Seeds

Steel Cut Oats

Flour

Rice

Pasta

Orzo

Matcha Tea

What's your favorite way to store dry goods in your house? I absolutely love these jars because if I want to fill them up with something different, I can easily erase them and rewrite the new ingredient!