How To Make Chalkboard Labels

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I will admit that I may possibly have too many (is that possible?) do-it-yourself chalkboards around our house but I love them! While organizing home office/craft room supplies I realized I was in serious need of labels for my containers. 


If you don’t have a Silhouette or Cricut, no need to worry, these labels are easy peasy and don’t need a machine my friends!

What you need:
I already had a can of Krylon Chalkboard Paint from previous projects (this stuff is awesome and one can really goes a long ways!) and I picked up a few packages of name-tags at Walmart over the weekend.  I chose the 2″ by 3″ labels as I wanted a large label, and planned on using craft scissors around the edges.


 I spread out the labels face-up outside (it was not windy, if there is any wind, try in your garage with the door up, etc…so the labels stay put) and applied two good coats of the Chalkboard Paint allowing to dry well between each coat.  I waited 24 hours to let the Chalkboard Paint cure, and broke out my scrap booking scissors, trimming each around the edges.  I love how easy they were to make, and I am trying to refrain from putting them on everything around the house. 

Wouldn’t these make super easy (and budget friendly) wedding centerpieces? I trimmed a few roses from our garden and added the chalkboard label to a clean jar, a little jute twine, and voila! Easy centerpiece or vase on a shoestring!

Wishing you a blessed day, full of creativity and some DIY from me to you 🙂

xoxo, Tanya



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  1. Super smart idea! I use sticky labels all the time for things, but I never thought to paint them with chalkboard paint to make them reusable 🙂

  2. Very cute idea! I'm very partial to chalkboards. We have several old black slate boards in our house – but I like your tip for using the spay chalkboard. Great craft.

  3. Oh what a great idea and they turned out looking do cute!

  4. This is such a fantastic idea, Tanya–love that it's quick and easy, and the end result is great! Thank you for sharing this with us.

  5. What a great idea! I never thought of that. Thanks for sharing!!!

  6. I just bought some of these at Staples and they were expensive. Like $6.00 for six of them. This is WAY better. Now everything in my house is going to have a chalkboard label on it =) Found you via the House Stories link party and now I am following. I'd love it if you checked out my blog when you get a chance. I've just started really getting into blogging =)

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  7. What a great idea, and they are so cute!! I have to do this! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  8. Such a fun and clever idea. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.

  9. What a great idea! Can't wait to try this.

    I would love it if you would share this at the Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

    Have a great day!

  10. What a cute idea! And a great way to keep the jars re-usable 🙂

  11. Seriously cute and easy too! I love when things are easy 🙂 Great inspiration! Love your blog and your creativity! Let me know if you'd like to button swap 🙂

  12. Love this idea! Thanks for finding my blog! I am following you now and look forward to more awesome ideas!

  13. What a great idea to spray the chalk paint onto labels!! This would be cute for any type of party!

  14. A. I am your newest follower + a cohost with you this week on the hop. And B. THIS IS AWESOME. I've always kind of wondered how the heck I'd do this. NOW I KNOW. Genius!

  15. Love these!! So clever! featured you tonight at the party!! 🙂 Bonnie

  16. jusr recently discovered chalkboard spray paint!!! can this get any better???

  17. Anonymous says

    On the same idea, I am thinking that I could paint all those extra magnets I have around the house,

  18. Great minds think alike! I have a VERY similar blog post except using homade chalkboard paint. Loved yours, super easy!!!

  19. That is the best idea! I see some quick and easy teacher gifts in my future! Life to the full to you!

  20. I absolutely love this idea and it looks so easy, too! Thank you for sharing.

    Kelly @ Our Everyday Harvest

  21. Thank you for sharing your lovely post at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Linky Party xo

  22. I LOVE this! I always wondered if the chalk spray paint worked. Thanks so much for sharing! I'm off to buy some spray paint!

  23. These are too cute, Tanya! I saw them pinned on Pinterest today. I should have known this cute project belonged to you. Megan

  24. Thanks for the great idea! I was about to buy Martha Stewart's labels but they were expensive. Love that I spent less for 15 labels versus the six from Staples. If you don't want them to fly off use double sided tape and tape all of the to a cardboard box.

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