Monday, May 14, 2012

The Cheapest Chalkboard Labels and More!

I mentioned before that the possibilities of chalkboard contact paper are limitless. That being so, I had a bit more fun with the roll I bought.

First of all, I had not too long ago ordered chalkboard labels for my kitchen canisters. I think they look very cool and are so practical in that they allow you to change the contents of any given canister without peeling off a sticky label.

I bought the cheapest labels I could find on Etsy, but they were still fairly expensive for what they are. I love them except for the fact that they are so small you cannot fit two words on them, like "white flour," "wheat flour," "brown sugar," "white sugar," etc.

 This chalkboard contact paper gave me a MUCH cheaper solution, tailored more to my purpose. I had one canister not yet labeled, so I made a label for it, and will eventually replace the smaller ones on my other canisters as well. (You can see the sheet of smaller ones I bought on the left edge of the picture for size comparison.)


Another simple and fun use of this chalkboard contact paper is to re-purpose any picture frame to make a decorative framed chalkboard for verses, quotes, lists, or whatever you want! I just simply covered the glass with the contact paper! Smaller versions of this would make great economical yet thoughtful Christmas presents. ;)


And finally, I was able to make bigger chalkboards for my children's Bible memory verses by simply plastering a large chunk of chalkboard contact paper on the wall! I just traced a large frame I had for the basic shape and then cut dips out of the corners and done!

Yay for really cheap, easy, yet beautiful things!!!!!!!

Linking with: Growing Home and  Raising Homemakers, and Frugal Friday @Life as Mom.

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  1. I love this idea! I can't wait to re purpose an old frame I have. I want to use it in the kitchen for recipes on a wall like a cafe style. I am going to follow this blog now that I found you!

  2. I found this stuff at Hobby Lobby yesterday. This morning it was falling off the wall. I wonder if it was the humidity from the rain, or if it's because our walls are plaster. Have you had any issues with it falling off when it's humid?

    I guess a third theory could be that it was a strange off-brand that they had at Hobby Lobby... Bummer!

  3. @The Cleaning Fairy! Yay! I'm so glad you like the idea! I can't wait to make them for Christmas gifts!

    @Anna...I'm not sure but the one in our bathroom is staying up fine and it's been steamed a few times...the chalk goes faint but when it dries it look bright white could be the plaster? Hobby Lobby sounds fun...I haven't heard of that before!

  4. I love this idea!! I am definitely going to use it!! Thanks you for sharing your creative mind with us!

  5. Final verdict... The plaster was the culprit. It looks nicer anyhow stuck to a frame. We now have I John all over our house. :)

    Hobby Lobby is a very dangerous place for the crafty-minded. It's like AC Moore or Michael's on steroids.

  6. Yay Anna! I'm glad you figured it out and that the contact paper wasn't at fault!!

  7. Where did you buy your paper?

  8. @gotjoy3 me find the link...Here it is:


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