How to Make DIY Chalkboard Labels

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Why is it that when it’s a New Year all of a sudden we get the urge to clean and organize our homes? I wish I had this motivation all year long, but I’ll get what I can take! HA! While organizing, I decided I was sick of the boring labels I printed from my computer and I didn’t want to pay expensive prices for pre-made chalkboard labels, so what’s a girl to do? I made my own! Today, I am going to share with you how to make DIY chalkboard labels {a Martha Stewart collection knockoff}!
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This tutorial is really short and simple {my kind of style}! All you need to do is…..

FIRST:Hop on the computer and go to www.picmonkey.com

NEXT: Once in picmonkey, you’ll want to go into “Create a Collage.” Use the template that they provide and delete two of the squares by clicking the “x,” so that you only have one big square. SAVE this white background as a picture and you can name it something like “Chalkboard Label Template,” to keep it organized.

THEN: Now open up www.picmonkey.com again and this time you want to click “edit a photo.”
#1 Upload your white back template and then click on the icon that looks like cloud bursts that are shown in the picture above.
#2 Then click labels from the different categories.
#3 You can chose any label you want but I showed you which one I went with. It is the exact shape of the Martha Stewart labels. You can resize the label to the size you want by holding down the “shift” key and resizing it with your mouse.
You should now have a label like the one shown above. Ya?
#4 Ok, now you want to change the color of your label. Click on it so it becomes highlighted and a box should pop up. Change the first color to “fffff” and the second color to “00000.” This will give you a “stencil” for your new labels.
Does yours look like the one I made above?
LASTLY:Save this template as a picture “Chalkboard Label Template” just like it is…don’t try to crop it or resize it. You want to print it out just like you see on the screen after you save it as a picture.
This is what my template looked like once I had it cut out and laying on the back of my chalkboard vinyl. You want to lay it on the backside of the vinyl so you can begin tracing your labels and then cut them out.
This is the marker I used…if you live locally, you can purchase them at “Cash and Carry” or I believe most of the craft stores carry chalkboard markers or chalkboard pens. Check with Hobby Lobby, Craft Warehouse, Michael’s, Joann’s, etc. {you can call them and ask instead of driving all the way there….I do this a lot!}

 

And this is how my new labels look all cute and organized in my laundry room!

 

 

 

 

 

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Project Recap:
Chalkboard Vinyl: Hobby Lobby {A 5 ft roll is at Hobby Lobby for $7.99- use a 40% off coupon and this will be a GREAT deal}
Chalkboard Marker: Cash and Carry
How I created the label: www.picmonkey.com
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Comments

    • says

      You’re so welcome! It was such an easy project and you can make 2 sets of labels for the price of one you would purchase from the store. I love a good money saving projects :)
      Good luck!
      ~Jennifer

  1. says

    Beautiful! I love chalkboard labels. These turned out so nicely and your laundry room is just gorgeous!

    Visiting from Keeping it Simple.

    ~Emily @ Texas Life Blog

  2. TFly says

    Hi Jennifer – Looks like you’ve accidentally added the letter “K” to pic”k”monkey.com under your first picture and it takes you to a spam site. Just an FYI. Thanks for all your help with organizing!

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