Sunday, February 17, 2013

{make your own chalkboard labels}


When my hubby surprised me with the craft table of my dreams for Christmas, I had a vision right away of how I wanted to label it's six awesome drawers.

Two words.

Chalkboard labels.

I looked online and on Etsy in particular, and found quite a few for a decent price, but of course my craft-obsessed mind kept saying..."You can make these, Mandy."

So, I headed to Hobby Lobby and picked up a roll of repositionable chalkboard vinyl for about $5 after using my 40% off coupon. {I never buy anything full price at the HL.} And I made a template from clip art I found on PicMonkey...


Traced it onto my vinyl six times...


Cut them out...

And voila!

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I'm so happy with how they turned out!



And now I don't have to search through each drawer before I find what I'm looking for...


And of course if I change the contents all I have to do is wipe the label clean and start over!

This, of course, is my favorite drawer...


It won't be long before I'll need two washi tape drawers! #iamabitobsessed

So for $5, I created these awesome labels, and I still have a bunch of the vinyl left over for other projects.

I have a feeling lots of other things in the house will be getting labeled soon!

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15 comments:

Crystal from My Ramblings said...

Love the look of these! I can see so many uses for it. My teacher heart is happy that chalkboards are so in style right now since we don't use them in the classroom anymore!

~julee~ said...

You've inspired me! I have a few large canisters I need to make some of these to go on.

Sarah S. said...

wow, I had no idea you can buy a roll of this. I'm definitely adding it to my shopping list.

circusberry said...

I always hesitate to buy what I can make myself too...Thanks for sharing!
Anne

DC in STYLE said...

Great idea, definitely can make the life much easier:
Elena
http://dcinstyle.com/

Jen said...

Visiting from the link up! I love these!

Rita said...

Love that you just cut these out! What a great idea, thanks for sharing.

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

So cute and wow that was a really cheap way. Looks lovely.

Smart School House said...

Pinned this!!!

Jamie Dorobek said...

pretty! and I lOVE your handwriting! Thanks for sharing and linking up to Monday Funday!

Mandy Ford said...

Thanks so much Jamie! :)

Sarah said...

What a great idea, I think I could go label crazy with this vinyl. I may have to get some. If you get a chance I would love for you to link up at my Tuesday Pin Party.

http://sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2013/02/pintastic-tuesday-link-party-27.html#.USP_sKWkrCc

Emily McKenzie said...

Superstar, this is fab!!!

Rhiannon said...

very cute, the washi drawer wouldn't stay shut in my house. my four yo is a fellow addict too!

Christine said...

Oh goodness!!! This is awesome!!!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow!

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