I created these labels to help organize my kitchen (namely my spice collection) but you could also use this tutorial for other chalkboard projects. Read along to find out how you can make these easy labels to help organize your home.
One of my New Years resolutions was to cook more, so to help meet this goal I’ve been making my kitchen more efficient. Since my kitchen is lacking in cabinet and drawer space, I opted for vertical storage for my spice collection. I created this by hanging two IKEA Ribba picture frame ledges.
I love the look of glass jars for storing spices and ingredients. Jars help add a feeling of order to a kitchen, plus using repetition in your decor is pleasing to the eye. These 3 oz. spice jars are from Bed, Bath, & Beyond for $1 apiece.
You will need:
-Self-adhesive white contact paper
-Chalkboard paint (I used Michael’s Craft Smart Acrylic Chalkboard paint, mixing my own color with black and turquoise)
-Scissors or Exacto knife
-Paper towel or clean rag
-Chalk marker (optional)
1. Paint your contact paper with the chalk paint in a smooth layer. Apply as many coats as needed to get opaque coverage.
2. Once your paint is dry, prime the painted area by rubbing a piece of chalk on its side. Erase the chalk with a dry paper towel or rag.
3. Trace your stencil onto the contact paper. (I like to make stencils by recycling cereal boxes.) Cut our your label with scissors or an Exacto knife.
4. Finish your label with chalk or a chalk marker. I prefer using a chalk marker since it doesn’t rub off as easily once dry.
I love that these chalkboard labels can easily be removed from the jars, compared to the permanence of painting the glass itself. Plus there’s no baking, no spray paint, and creating the design is much easier. This tutorial would also work well to create stickers for the kiddos, gift tags, or even just a temporary chalkboard for your wall.
Have you created any chalkboard projects lately? Do you like to organize all your spices and other ingredients?