Chalkboard Labels For Your Pantry Baskets
I got my labels completed for my pantry baskets…. I told you I was going to do them!
There are so many uses for this chalkboard contact paper. I have several other things in mind!
But I want to show you how I made these simple labels for my baskets in my pantry.
I took some of my old business cards (they are such a good size for so many things) and used those for the basis of the chalkboard labels for the baskets.
I cut the chalkboard contact paper so that it would go over the sides just a bit and would fold back and cover the entire card.
When I fold it over I make sure to make a crisp edge and I smooth it out so there aren’t any air bubbles or creases in it.
Then I trim the short edge of the card. I do pinch the edge so that the contact paper adheres to itself to seal the edge.
I used the hole punch and punched a hole in the center top so I can hang it.
I used the same color chalkboard marker and basic design so that they matched the jar labels I made and showed you yesterday.
I looked for twine to tie the labels on, but evidently we didn’t have any. I found some fishing line and decided that would actually work really well.
It won’t show much and it will take care of the problem I worried about … getting through the thin basket weave.
And it looks like this:
I was pleased how they turned out… what do you think?
One of the other little things I did was to use these little buckets that I hung from my wire over the door can holder.
Remember I mentioned that I didn’t like the baggie that was holding the chip clips in my pantry? That I was sure there was something cuter? I decided this was cuter!
I had a 2nd bucket that I used and wasn’t sure what to put in it….. but had an onion sitting on the pantry shelf and thought… ok.. done!
So of course I made labels for these pails too. I used the business card as the stencil and cut out a piece of the chalkboard contact paper. I wrote the name on it with the markers and stuck it on the side of the bucket.
I think they turned out cute too… don’t you?
Adding little touches like this, makes your pantry look a little cuter, but it also makes it functional by letting the family know where to put things away.
And of course that makes me happy!!
You can find the Chalkboard Contact Paper, 18″ x 6′ and the markers I used Liquid Chalk – Works like a Marker Dries like Chalk – Set of 8 Earthy Colors at the two links I have here. They are affiliate links, but that’s not why I’m giving them to you. I had a hard time finding both products and thought I’d make it a little easier for you all.
This post was revamped and reposted from 4/7/2011