Monday, March 19, 2012

Chalkboard Labels

I'm late to the game, but for the Pinterest Challenge Winter Edition I decided to try my hand at making some really cute chalkboard labels that I saw on... you guessed it... Pinterest. You can buy the originals here. 

I found some packages of chip board recipe cards in the dollar bins at Michael's that were perfect. I highly recommend that you start looking there first if you want to duplicate this project or really anything! The originals are a lot more detailed with brads and perfectly distressed edges. Truly beautiful! 

I needed a quick fix so I decided to whip up my own version.

Step 1: Make a template. I used this shape. Yes, that is a paper towel! haha

Step 2: Trace all the templates on to the chip board.
Step 3: Cute the shapes out.
Step 4: Tape off a square using painter's tape, but be careful to only press down on the inside of the square because if the tape touches the edge of the chip board then it rips the layers apart.
Step 5: Spray paint 3-4 light layers or until solid black. (on some of these the paint bled through)

Step 6: Let dry then rub chalk all over the chalkboard paint to condition.

Step 7. Wipe clean (I wouldn't use a wet cloth, I just used a foam brush) and scribble away!

Aren't they so cute? What makes these chalkboard labels truly amazing is the fact that it only cost me three dollars to make twelve of them! I have to clarify that I used painters tape and some chalkboard spray paint that I already had (Michael's dollar bin chip board recipe cards = 3 dollars). I am going to use them to label the baskets that are above the cabinets in my kitchen. When I finally get that situation under control (I still need to add three more baskets) I'll post some after pics for ya'll! 

1 comment:

  1. Whoa! I had no idea chalkboard spray paint existed! Good to know.

    Love your project, and I bet it'll definitely come in handy. Great job, and thanks for linking up with the Winter Pinterest Challenge!

    Erin @ The Great Indoors