Then there would be the jars that I didn't put anything in it, so who knows what's in there. Something white, something resembling flour. Smells like...bad flour. So it gets chucked.
I have some chalkboard paint laying around and tossed around the idea of painting a circle so I could write on it. But I have these great vintage jars in my stash and didn't want paint on them. Plus, I was worried I would change my mind on how I wanted to label the jars and if I didn't like the chalkboard thing anymore....I'd be stuck. No bueno.
I found these great labels at Staples. They are actually part of the new Martha Stewart collection; I normally don't support Martha Stewart, for reason I just won't go into. But these labels were too cute and they are removable (so if I change my mind, I'm out the $4 I spent on them). I would recommend putting the label, then writing on it with chalk. I found that using a towel to press the label flat worked best, but if chalk is already on it then you wipe it off. I do need to get some smaller labels for the shorter jars I have, the larger labels just aren't working.
I just love the way they look!