DIY Chalk Paint Dipped Milk Jars

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Fall is coming, yes, even to the year round sauna that is Florida. I like to use this as an excuse to spruce up my home with some new decor. As always, I am working on a budget, so I can't afford all the adorable shabby chic trinkets I find in my favorite shops and online stores. What I can do however, is break into my rather extensive craft supply drawers, and throw together new pieces like these adorable DIY chalk paint dipped milk jars with embellishments and some felt leaf covered twigs for good measure. Check out the tutorial of your own, and add some shabby chic to your Fall decorating this year.


Chalk paint in your choice of colors. Tutorial here to make your own.
Paint or foam brush
Milk jars
Lace, burlap and other embellishments
Different colors of felt
Hot glue
Masking or Painter's tape (optional)


Step 1: Mark off the area you want to paint on your milk jars. You can skip this if you plan to freehand it for a shabbier look. We used Frog Tape, but you can use masking tape or any other brand of painter's tape you like.

Step 2: Paint each milk jar and place upside down so that it can dry.

Step 3: While the milk jars are dying, gather up some twigs from outside and draw some leaf shapes on different colors of felt.

Step 4: Cut out your felt leaves. You can make different shapes or print out a template from online if you prefer.

Step 5: Attach the felt leaves to your twigs with a hot glue gun.

Step 6: Once dry, turn the milk jars over, remove the tape if you used any, and begin adding embellishments to the top of the jars, securing them with hot glue.

Step 7: Add your felt leaf twigs to the jars, and display on a mantle or shelf.

What is your favorite way to decorate for Fall?

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  1. Love those! They came out so pretty, and look so easy to make.

  2. I love how easy those are to make. They really came out awesome!

  3. Those really look cool. I just love how easy the were to make and I'm sure the kids would have a blast doing it with me. Thanks for the tutorial.

  4. I love this! It's super cute and super easy to make.

  5. These are so pretty. I just painted my first table using chalk paint and love it! I love the colors you chose for your vases. So pretty!

  6. I always wondered how to do that! How cool!

  7. What a fun project! I would have never thought of something like this.

  8. These are so pretty and look like they are fun to make too!

  9. Really cute idea. I need to try some more crafts with my kids!

  10. That's a really cool idea. Easy for the kids.

  11. This is such a cute craft! Very shabby chic, which is definitely my style.

  12. What a fun way to vamp up a clear glass. I have never worked with chalk paint.

  13. This is a really nice way of using arts and crafts for the things you use to make arts and crafts. This is a great idea for a project.

  14. This is such a beautiful craft that I totally love! I want to make tons of them for every room and season!

  15. That is so adorable. I never would have thought to do that.

  16. What I love about this is the simplicity and beauty of the project. I love the way you chose calming colors.

  17. So pretty as a centerpiece or right on the table in the hallway walkway. Love how simple this craft is, very pretty.

  18. Looks so pretty and easy to make

  19. I just love these! So pretty.



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