I made this new job gift in a chalkboard jar using fabulous products from Office Depot as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #GearLove
Anyone else get totally giddy over new office supplies? Back to school supply shopping was always my favorite. I’m like a kid in a candy store at Office Depot and could probably spend all day in there browsing pens and planners! Today I’m sharing all of my favorite Office Depot finds with you, including a gift idea for someone starting a new job. We’re crafting up a chalkboard jar and filling it with everything someone would possible need/want for their new job. This idea would also be perfect for a new graduate, teacher or even Father’s Day! I love fun gifts that are still practical. Plus, the jar can be reused in so many ways!
Large Glass Jar
Glass Chalkboard Paint
Step 1: Place a strip of painters tape around the jar, approximately 5 inches from the bottom.
Step 2: Using glass chalkboard paint, paint 3-4 coats of paint on the bottom of the glass jar. Allow coats to dry before applying a new one. Follow instructions on the bottle of paint, some will require you to bake your glass piece before use.
Step 3: Head to Office Depot and load your cart up with office supplies, enough to fill the jar. I grabbed pencils, highlighters, Neon Sharpies, colorful pens, binder clips, thumb tacks, tape, glue sticks, rubberbands, washi tape, hand sanitizer, a hole punch and colorful erasers. Office Depot had it all!
Step 4: Open all the packages and place supplies in the jar. I kept the binder clips and thumb tacks in their containers, everything else came out.
Step 5: Use chalk to write a message on the chalkboard portion of the jar before gifting. I wrote a simple “Congrats!”, but you can write the person’s name or a favorite quote.
Step 6: Share your fun Office Depot finds on social media using #GearLove.
What office supplies will you put inside of your jar?