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Cocoa Bar DIY Glass Jars

Hi guys! Welcome back to the blog. I am so glad you decided to click and land here. Today I am showing you these super fun DIY glass jars for the hot cocoa bar that I have been working on.

These are Dollar Tree jars that I found and couldn’t resist. I have had them for a while but knew the right DIY would come around eventually. And…this is it. Totally!

The chalk paint on glass is perfect for these and they turned out so cute. I can use for these for quite a few things during the rest of the year. So they don’t have to sit around after the holidays.

You probably want to see how I made these jars so let’s get started. If you love Dollar Tree crafts and gifts you have come to the right place!

If you love painting and making glass crafts and gifts you will love it here.

Finished painted glass jars for the hot cocoa bar

Hot Cocoa Bar DIY Glass Jars

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Chalk Paint DIY Glass Jars

You won’t believe how easy these are to transform. In just a couple of steps you will have cute glass jars with a fun, rustic, farmhouse look.

Step 1: Prep the glass jars for paint

Wash the jars and make sure to remove the sticker on the bottom. If it doesn’t come off easily then use a razor blade and some alcohol. This usually works every time.

Dollar Tree glass jars before the white chalk paint.

Remove the lids before cleaning and painting.

Step 2: Paint the jars

I used the Rust-oleum Linen White chalk paint for these jars. This really is my “go-to” chalk paint. The white is perfect for almost every single project. LOL. Well, let’s just stay I use it a lot!

I used relatively small brush for this but it worked really well.

Painting the glass jars with white chalk paint.

I am going to be putting food in these jars so I don’t want to paint the rim. I stayed under the rim and painted the rest of glass jar.

Two coats was the perfect amount of paint.

Step 3: Sand the paint

This step is optional but it is the step that creates the rustic look. I love distressing but if you don’t then you can just leave the paint as is before sanding.

If you decide to add the distressing use a sanding block and sand the paint to remove some of the paint.

Sanding the white linen paint to create distressing on the glass jars

Warning: this makes a HUGE mess so be sure to use a mat or some paper under the jar while you are sanding.

After the sanding, wipe the glass jars off with a cloth to get rid of the sanding dust! Nobody likes that.

Wiping the sanding dust off the glass jars with a cloth

Step 4: Add a clear coat finish

The chalk paint is a little dusty even after wiping it off. Plus we don’t want the paint to come off so a coat of a clear finish is a good idea.

Clear acrylic matte coating spray to add to the glass jars

I used Tree House Studio matte coating from Hobby Lobby. It worked perfectly. There is also a satin finish that would be pretty too.

I sprayed one coat. Let it dry completely.

This does not make these jars dishwasher safe. They definitely need to be hand washed carefully.

Step 5: Embellish the glass jars

For this hot cocoa bar I wanted a farmhouse rustic look so I grabbed some Dollar Tree twine and some metal rimmed tags.

I printed and cut out the printable tags on sticker paper then adhered the sticker onto the tag.

Then I tied them onto the glass jars.

Dress up the painted glass jars with twine and printable tags.

Step 6: Add hot cocoa bar fixings

The last step is to add these to the Christmas Cheer metal tray, add some peppermint sticks and mini marshmallows (or whatever you like) and create cups of cheer!

Finished glass jars with peppermint sticks and mini marshmallows

What do you think about these jars. Do you like the distressed look? I love the way it all came together.

Cocoa Bar DIY Glass Jars

Finished glass jars for the hot cocoa bar

Chalk paint and glass jars make an awesome combo. Check out how I made these cute diy glass jars for my hot cocoa bar. #chalkpaintforglass #diyglassjars #dollartreecrafts

Active Time 2 hours
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2 - $10


  • Paint brush
  • Sanding block


  1. Prep the glass jars for painting
  2. Add two coats of the white chalk paint. Let dry completely between coats
  3. Use the sanding block to sand off some paint and create a distressed look
  4. Wipe off the extra sanding dust with a cloth
  5. Spay clear coat on the jar (spray it upside down so the clear coat does not go inside the jar)
  6. Embellish with twine and tags
  7. Add to the hot cocoa bar
Finished glass jars on the Christmas Cheer metal tray

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Finished diy glass jars with peppermint sticks and mini marshmallows.
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