Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Chalkboard canister labels

This organizing project was in my mind for quite a while, so I was glad to finally get it done a few days ago. I've seen jars with chalkboard labels at craft stores, but they cost more than I'd like to spend. I knew I could put some together affordably, as well as make them removable (in case I want to change my canisters or put the labels elsewhere!;). 

I found this chalkboard sticker sheet at the dollar store. It actually has a big sticker on the back, too, so there's lots of room to write things on if you want to use it the way it is. This was my starting point on the project. I also gathered a pencil, scissors, ruler, glue stick, photo corners, sticker dots and chalk to make it all come together.

I used my ruler to make strips along both stickers. Removing the white decoration, I was able to make the labels 2-3/4" by 1-1/4 inches.

I left the backing on the labels so that they wouldn't permanently adhere to my canisters. You can remove these type of stickers from walls, but not from plastic canisters. I glued on some pretty gold photo corners to each corner. 

Using white chalk, I wrote a dry good item on each label. I placed a few sticker dots to the back of each before placing them on my containers. 

I'm happy with the end result. Best of all, it hardly cost me a thing, since I had most of the items on hand. Besides being able to erase the labels as needed, they can easily be removed by peeling off the sticker dots. If it leaves a sticky residue, you can wipe it off with some Goo Gone to make your canister as good as new!

Hope you can use this tip for better organization anywhere in your house. What's your latest organizational project? I'd love to hear about it!


Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Great idea - those chalkboard stickers are useful! Nice project.

Abigail said...

That is cool!

Brandi @ Frugal Farmhouse said...

dang i wish my dollar store had those! I love this look, super cute! you did a great job :)

Theo-Ann said...

Glad you liked these girls. It was so fun and easy to do! Have a great day.:)