Chalkboard cookie jar for St. Patrick’s Day
I loved the Valentine’s Day chalkboard cookie jar that I came up with a few weeks ago so much that I decided to make another one to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I figure the best way to celebrate the holiday AND celebrate the joy of cookies was with a classic pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Fortunately, I already had everything I needed from the first time, so it was quick to customize the jar for this holiday.
I started with the same glass cookie jar from before, which I had already painted with DecoArt’s new glass chalkboard paint. If you missed it the first time around, just hop over to my chalkboard cookie jar tutorial to see how I did it. Then I grabbed the rest of the package of cling vinyl that I had used before.
I cut some small strips of each color to serve as stripes of my rainbow. Then I cut a piece of black vinyl into a cauldron shape that was big enough to cover my rectangle, but with the middle part cut out so that the chalkboard could show through. (Tip: create the cauldron shape with a piece of paper first so that you can get it perfect, then trace that onto the vinyl. This will keep you from wasting vinyl!)
To add some gold coins to the cauldron, I cut semi-circles of yellow vinyl and then stuck them along the top edge of the black area.
Finally, I wrote my “Pot o’ gold” message with chalk and just like that, I was done!
My Honey was happy that I did this project because it was a good excuse to make some chocolate chip cookies. Let’s be honest… the cookies are the real treasure at the end of this rainbow!