Removable Chalkboard Labels

Thursday, March 25, 2010

This is a little sneak peak as to what is going on in our laundry room!

A year ago I etched these glass canisters. I liked them, but with white powder filling both of them it was hard to see the etched words. I still liked how the etching looked and I didn't want to commit to covering them forever so I decided to make removable chalk board labels.
Krylon Chalkboard Spray Paint
Masking Tape
Cereal Box
Contact Paper (I would advise not to use the shiny kind)
Optional Sanding Sponge (I am not sure if this really helps or not)

1. Cut a piece of contact paper larger that your desired final size. The size that I used allowed me to have 1 large label for my Oxyclean and 2 small labels for some Rubbermaid containers in Kenley's room.
2. Tape contact paper to cereal box.
3. If desired sand contact paper (only if using shiny kind)
4. Spray contact paper with spray paint.
5. Allow to dry and re-coat several more times.
6. After your final coat allow to dry for 24 hours.
7. Take a piece of chalk and rub it all over the surface of your contact paper.
8. Wipe chalk off with a rag and then cut contact paper to desired sizes.
9. Peel backing off of the contact paper and then stick on desired item.

Honestly my edges did not come out very clean and peeled a little bit. I think this problem would be solved if I had not used the clear shiny contact paper. Try to find the kind that is solid with a bit of texture!

I can't wait to show you my other chalkboard projects!


Unknown said...

they are so cute!!!! I love them! I want some! :) I have lots of things I want to spray paint! I want to do the mirror paint vase thing! :) It's so cute! And I have a glass vase I don't really like but would look SO CUTE as a "mirror"! :) Love all your ideas! Keep them coming!

KMom said...

Very cute! X O

Jacki said...

very nice! I've always wanted to switch to powder but I still have tons of liquid detergent.

Sandy said...

That's a good idea, but does the paint crack at all when it's bent?