How to make Chalkboard Labels

Chalkboard Prints, Labels and even Chalkboards in general are really popular right now, and rightfully so. There are endless projects that you can create with Chalkboard Paint.

One of our goals for this year is to create systems for our home and business. And one of those systems is to have things organized. Using these Chalkboard Labels on the spices are one of our first projects we have tackled. 

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For this project, we are using the Chalkboard Labels on small Mason Jars filled with Spices. But we have also used them on Love Buckets for Valentine’s Day and Preserving Fresh Herbs. Creating the Chalkboard Labels is easy and fun!

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Let me show you how to make your own Chalkboard Labels…

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Chalkboard Labels Supplies

  • Labels – you can either buy pre-cut labels or a solid sheet, for this project we used Avery 2.5 inch Round Labels, they fit perfectly on the Regular Mouth Ball Lids
  • Chalkboard Paint – there are a few different brands available, you can find it near the spray paint at Walmart
  • Chalk Paint Pen – you can also use a regular paint pen if you don’t plan to erase and re-use the label, or regular chalk as well

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Step 1

  1. Place labels on covered work surface, and spray with chalkboard paint – be sure you take it outside, just like with any spray paint
  2. You will need 3-4 coats, letting it dry in between each coat
  3. Then let the sheet dry overnight

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Step 2

  1. Peel off the label and attach it to the lid – if you are not using the labels for jars, at this point, depending on what you are labeling, you may want to write on the label before applying it to your project
  2. And if you are using a solid sheet of labels, you can use a craft punch to cut out the size of label you want

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Step 3

  1. Write on the label – for this project, I used a regular fine tip paint pen, 1) I don’t plan on re-using the labels, 2) since the label is small, I wanted the lettering to be fine and 3) chalkboard pens are $10-$12, this pen was only $3.50.
  2. Let dry a few minutes

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Step 4

  1. Add lid and ring to the jar

You may also like these projects using Chalkboard Labels…

How to Organize Spices

How to Organize Spices

Love Bucket for Valentine's Day ::

Love Buckets for Valentine’s Day

Fresh Herbs :: Preserving and Drying :: on

Fresh Herbs: Preserving and Drying

And these projects with Chalkboards…

Chalkboard Christmas Printable :: FREE on


Free Printable Chalkboard Print

Back to School Craft: Lunchbox Chalkboard :: Instructions on

Lunchbox Chalkboard for Notes

How to coat a letter with chalkboard

Chalkboard Letters

Winter Mantel |

Winter Mantel with Chalkboard


  1. So awesome! I’ve been looking for an excuse to buy chalk board paint. Now I can go shopping.

    Oh, am I’m pinning this!
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  2. shelley says:

    I love this. It looks so easy. I think it would be great to give to teachers so they can change the stuff they use to suit the need of there class.
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  3. Sarah G says:

    This is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing. I needed another use for my chalkboard paint!

  4. I am so going to be doing this! Thanks for the easy tutorial :)
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  5. Kathia says:

    I am also pinning this, what a great idea.

  6. Joy says:

    This is such a great idea! I’ve been wanting to try the chalkboard paint – the labels are an easy and useful project. Thank you for the great tutorial. Pinning this one, also.
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  7. Ashleigh says:

    Thanks for sharing! I always see cute things like this in magazines and online and have always wondered how to make them to avoid the high retail prices!

  8. Netta says:

    Love love love this! i just painted a small wall in my kitchen with magnetic paint covered with chalkboard paint.. and now I’m addicted! I’m going to make the labels! Thanks for the idea!

  9. Linda from Georgia says:

    I immediately thought of gift tags. PERFECT!

  10. mary says:

    Great tutorial–so simple and stylish! Stop by and link up if you have time. Mary
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  11. I love this idea. I was just discussing the millions of uses of chalk paint with my sister. I’ll have to show her this post!

    Best wishes,
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  12. Caitlyn says:

    cute! I’m in the habit of making my chalkboard paint using powdered grout and craft paint (that way you get lots of cute colors! plus it’s cheaper) and I’m always trying to find something to do with the leftovers. I’ll get some labels and keep them on hand for next time!

    my latest chalkboard paint project is here, if you’re interested:
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  13. Just shared this on twitter and on Facebook.
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  14. Tara says:

    this is a great idea! I will be adding this to my todo list. thanks!
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  15. Nicole Ansel says:

    It is really very easy steps to make chalkboard labels. I also make this labels to organize to my kitchen.


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