I love an organized pantry… but honestly I’m not very good at it! I also love making things pretty and do it yourself projects. These quick DIY chalk paint pantry labels fit in with all of the above goals. And today I am going to show you just how easy it is to make some for your own pantry(or anything else you like).
These pantry labels are so quick and easy. They only take 5-10 minutes to create and a few supplies.
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First gather your supplies.
All you will need is:
- A few sheets of regular 30 per sheet address labels. I buy mine from Online Labels
- A small can of black chalkboard paint. Mine is left over from another project and I dont even remember where I bought it, probably Walmart or Home Depot.
- A small foam paint brush
Next Set up Your workspace.
The kitchen table or counter is a good place to work. Spread newspaper over the entire area to protect it from paint spills. Place your label sheets on the newspaper, open the paint and make sure it is well stirred.
Then, Paint Your Labels.
Using your foam brush, quickly cover the entire sheet with paint. It won’t look smooth yet, that’s ok! Carefully place one finger at the edge of the sheet to hold it still. Then with long straight strokes smooth the paint from one edge of the sheet to the other. There will probably still be small streaks but that’s ok- these are supposed to look rustic. Now just leave your labels to dry for an hour or two.
Carfully peel the Labels off the sheet
Once your labels are all dry you can peel them off the sheet and place them on all your pantry jars! This step is just a bit tricky, because if you aren’t careful the paint can tear or peel. The best way to take them off is to find the corner of the first label and press down on the outside of it with your finger. Using your other hand very gently peel back the corner of the label. Continue to press all the way around the edge while peeling the label. Be especially careful around the corners- this is where it is most likely to tear. Watch the video below to see how I do it. Excuse the paint all over my fingers!
Finally, Label Your Pantry Jars!
Now the fun part! Place each label on a pantry jar and write the contents on it with a chalk pen or a chalk pencil. I had some artist chalk pastel pencils already and they work great. I find that they don’t really smudge and they wipe off easily with a damp cloth. I also like the chalk pens.
Let me know if you try these quick DIY chalk paint pantry labels! What did you think? Leave a comment below.