Sunday, January 17, 2010

Chalk board labels




I know you have probably seen these a million times, they are everywhere. I wanted some chalk board labels to put on my sugar and flour jars. I have checked everywhere, and even looked online and was unable to find what I was looking for. One day at the dollar store I found some green chalk board stickers. I really wanted black, but they were removable, Wallie things I wanted. I thought I could paint them with some chalkboard paint I had at home. They were only $1.00 and if it didn't work I wouldn't be out much.



So I took out my black chalk board paint and went to work. After 2 coats and a couple of hours they were ready to cut. I did let them dry overnight before writing on them.




The Junk Mammas

12 comments:

Jill said...

Wow, they turned out great. I've been needing to do this myself. Yay for the Dollar Tree!
-Jill

Jenn said...

Great idea! I need to go check out our dollar store also! I also have a beadboard backsplash in my kitchen, I love it!
Thanks for sharing!

oliveoyl64 said...

Oh snap, I have canisters that I was going to stamp w/staz-on, but his would be better and easier since I have the supplies. Thanks for the great tip.

Ginny said...

I've almost bought those several times. What a good idea to paint them!

Meghan said...

I didn't know chalkboard labels even existed. Love it!

Holly said...

Very cute, and what a smart idea!
I was just at Pier 1 today, and they have canisters exactly like that, complete with the already-done-for-you chalkboard label areas. But, I'm quite sure they cost more than yours, and I love DIY!

Kacey said...

Great idea! I think I'm going to have to make some for my poor, pathetic jars. Thanks!

homebody0404 said...

Wow, that's really clever! Why don't I ever think of really cool ideas like that? That's why I LOVE blog surfing!

shelly said...

I love these! I've made some using contact paper...takes a couple of coats (the plastic doesn't like the paint, but keep at it). Then you can have bigger sheets, shapes..whatever your heart desires ;)

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Brilliant!!

~ Sarah

Gremlina said...

this is an awesome idea! i'm totally stealing...

Rhonda Moon said...

That's a great idea. I wonder if you could use any old sticker? Hmm. I might give it a try.