I love the start of a new year…it always feels like a fresh new slate! I’ve been pulling things off shelves and have made several trips to the store to pick up more organizational products. I’m a huge fan of anything that helps my family better implement the systems I’ve set up in our home…these labels are a perfect addition.
Here’s a little tutorial on how to make DIY Chalkboard Labels! All major craft stores sell chalkboard paint and a variety of cut wood shapes. I chose the 3″ x 2″ plain rectangles for my labels. On a protected surface cover the front and sides of each rectangle with roller, sponge or brush.
Let the chalkboard paint dry for a couple days then, prepare the surface for use as a chalkboard by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk over the entire surface.
Erase the board and you’re ready to start writing on the labels!
Since this dresser is used by my two little guys, I chose to write the label names with a chalk marker/chalk ink, rather than traditional chalk which can be wiped away with one quick sweep of little fingers. While writing with the chalk marker/chalk ink, I used a damp paper towel to rewrite my letters a couple times and get it just right. Since this type of pen is usually intended for more porous surfaces (traditional chalkboards, glass, etc.) overtime, I may need to reapply a coat of chalkboard paint to change the wording.
To attach the labels to my boys’ dresser, I used a dab of glue from my hot glue gun. One day these labels will need to be removed or updated. I’m always thankfully that hot glue is great about letting go when a season of change arrives!
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