Thanks so much to DecorArt for this great chalkboard paint. I’m lovin’ these labels!
Have you tried chalkboard paint? Not chalk paint. It’s totally different. It actually makes a chalkboard out of whatever you put it on. So Cool!! I’ve been working on my grandkid’s playroom at my house and I thought it would be fun to make some Chalkboard Labels for their different boxes of toys. However, I didn’t stop there. Read on to see what all I found to label with my chalkboard paint!
Do you have different partially opened bags of different flavors of baking chips? I usually do and you know, those packages aren’t very stable after that are opened. Not to mention the chips inside don’t stay as fresh. Now I know you can use plastic baggies, but I’m trying to cut back on my baggie usage, so I thought I would use some glass mason jars.
I used these labels, both of which I got from Pick Your Plum. (that’s an affiliate link) I just love Pick Your Plum because you can find some great deals, such as these, for way less than you can buy them in the store. I really love these labels too.
Chalkboard paint is like acrylic paint, but you want to allow each coat of paint to dry for an hour before adding the next coat. After my layers were dry, I used a paint pen to write my words.
I said I used mason jars, well I decided to use some pretty paper and Modge Podge to make the tops look pretty. Just be sure not to get it on the wrong side of the lids.
After my labels were dry, I glued these super cute buttons on the labels to brighten them up with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. These buttons came from Laura Kelly Designs. She is one talented lady. I received one of the jars, the glue and the buttons at SNAP Conference with the challenge to post something using the jar on my blog. Here it is! By the way, there were also these cute little felt flowers with the jars, by my two year old grand daughter saw them and wanted them immediately. There was no getting them back.
Another place I used that labels I made was in my craft room, because I’ve been organizing it and ended up with a lot of baskets. That way I don’t have to take every basket down in order to see what is inside.
These next two photos are in the play room. I have used different containers for different kinds of toys. Only Hayden can read the labels right now, so he will be busy making sure everything gets in the right containers. I thought about drawing pictures, but I don’t thing the kids would have figured out what I was trying to draw. To get the chalkboard affect on plastic, you will probably need to use more than two coats of paint. I used three I believe.
These two kept photo bombing my photo shoot, so I told them I would take a couple of pictures of them and put one on this post. So, here they are. Cuties, right?
Here are my jars all set up in my cabinet. I might have to get some more wide mouth jars and do this with the other packages I have in the cabinet. I have pecans, M&M’s, marshmallows, the list is really long.
So tell me, what do you want to label with chalkboard paint? Isn’t it fun?!