Thursday, February 28, 2013

DIY Chalkboard Labels



I have been slowly working on my 'Organize My Life' project since these two kiddos are keeping me extra busy. As of right now the napping-at-the-same-time days are no longer present, but I'm hoping they will come by to say hi soon :) One of my organization projects involves these fabulous little chalkboard labels I created. If you haven't already guessed by now, I was inspired by Jen over at I Heart Organizing. I am not going to let you in on exactly what I will be using these for as you will need to stay tuned to see...
Anywho, I thought I would go ahead and give you a quick tutorial on how to make these cute little things! 
Here is what you'll need:
You will also need a stencil of  some sort for whichever shape you desire. I chose a bracket shape which I thought would look nice and fancy! I made my stencil by printing a template off of the computer onto a piece of cardstock and then cutting it out. You could also create multiple shapes on a file in a program such as Microsoft Word and then print them onto the cardstock you will be painting-whatever works...either will do. 
Here is what you will need to do:
First paint the sheets of cardstock with the chalkboard paint and the sponge brush. The will probably need two coats or so and then let them dry.  Once dry, go ahead and trace the shape onto the back of the painted cardstock as many times as it will fit. 

Then just cut the shapes out and...
I also thought about buying some vinyl next time I head to Target and I could use this method for labels on my OXO containers in my pantry!! I've heard you can even buy chalkboard vinyl as well! My brain is a-brewing...
btw...here is a clue as to what I will be using these labels for...

Any guesses??

5 comments:

  1. I actually LOVE this idea! I was going to use it in my pantry but knew that we would be taking the baskets out daily and end up erasing the chalk. That is why I went for the "faux" look instead. But on other areas I plan on using your DIY instructions! Glad you found me and now I found you!

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    1. Glad we could inspire each other :)

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  2. I think this would really work on our school supply bins -thanks!

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. I have been wanting to do a few projects with chalkboard paint. Your post inspires me to move one of the projects up on my to-do list!

    Popping in from Sharefest! Thanks for sharing!

    Cathy
    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

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