Easy Painted Chalkboard Labels!
I recently re-organized my pantry, and we did a laundry room renovation a few months ago. I needed mini signs to finish up both projects, and these painted chalkboard labels were just the thing! I’ve tried a few different types of labels in my pantry, but none of them have stuck for very long. That’s why I’m busting out the Crazy Glue this time!
I picked up some inexpensive balsa wood pieces, a couple of bottles of chalkboard paint, and a chalk pen at Michael’s. Plus a few more things (see below).
wood pieces and/or wood signs (look in the wood craft section of any craft store)
chalk pen or white paint pen
garbage bag or something to use as a drop cloth
Krazy Glue (Gorilla Glue or Superglue would probably work too)
mini cable ties (optional)
- Paint the Signs. For mine, I chose the smoothest side and I only painted one side, plus the edges. No one will see the backs!
- Let them Dry & Re-coat.
- Write Labels. Once your paint is good and dry, you can write your labels with a chalk pen. If you don’t see yourself changing the labels in the future, you may choose to use a white paint pen instead.
- Attach labels to baskets. Now that your labels are finished, it’s time to attach them. I want mine to last, so I’m using Crazy Glue. Be careful with this stuff- I have definitely glued my fingers together more than once! I was surprised at how long I had to hold the labels on the baskets before the glue stuck. It was probably about 2 min for each one. So I got out my Kindle and did some reading! Well worth it though, because now they’re not going anywhere!
- Adhere labels to shelves. In order to attach the labels to the wire shelving in my pantry (since I will probably need to remove it someday), I first used a mini cable tie. I wrapped it around two of the vertical wires on the edge of the shelf.Then I snipped of the excess cable tie, and applied crazy glue to the front face of the tie.Next I stuck the label to the cable tie and held it tight for 2 minutes or so. And there you have it! You can check out my pantry organization guide HERE!
more organization ideas…
A Messy Girl’s Guide to an Organized Pantry
These are so cute! Such a fun and creative idea! I have to make these for my kitchen to help organize!
Thank you Emily!
Thank you! It makes a big difference to have labels- and I’m hoping now that one of my kids can read, people might start putting things back!
This is such an adorable idea! I love it. And it’s so easy ^^. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome walk-through. I can’t wait to make my own chalkboard labels!
Thank you Sara!
These are adorable ideas and simple, which is key for around my household! I love it! Thanks for sharing 🙂