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DIY Chalkboard Labels

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Chalkboard Stickers on Mason Jars

These Chalkboard Stickers are easy to make and can be used in a variety of different ways. Learn how to make Chalkboard Labels with just a few simple supplies.

Chalkboard Stickers on Mason Jars for Spices

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

It’s that time of year – you know when we are ready to begin eating healthier, organizing our space and generally just feel better about ourselves. There has been a lot of talk lately about the Konmari Method, and while I totally agree with decluttering and organizing our homes, I also feel strongly about the deeper emotion behind the work.

One of my goals for this year is to create systems for our home and business, making things flow easy and create space in my day and life.

Just like the Sprinkles Cupcakes, the spices were a mess. So I tackled them by adding these Chalkboard stickers.

Chalkboard Stickers on Mason Jars

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

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

Supplies to make Chalkboard Stickers

Chalkboard Stickers


  • 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, using the Spray Paint makes it a lot easier.
  • 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

If you don’t want to mess with the paint, you can also use Chalkboard Contact Paper. This would also be fun to add to a wall for the kids to draw on, or maybe put it in a frame.

Supplies for Chalkboard Stickers

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

Adding Chalkboard Label to Mason Jar Lid

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

Chalkboard Marker for writing on Chalkboard Sticker

Step 3

  1. Write on the label – for this project, I used a regular fine tip paint pen. I did this for a few reasons –  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

Chalkboard Stickers on Mason Jars

Step 4

  1. Add lid and ring to the jar

Organizing Spices

Now you can add each of your spices to the mason jars, add the lid and you are ready to organize them. It not only looks really nice with the Chalkboard Stickers, it also makes seeing how much of the spice you have left.

Chalkboard Stickers

You may also like these projects using Chalkboard Labels…

Love Bucket for Valentine's Day :: HoosierHomemade.com

Love Buckets for Valentine’s Day

Fresh Herbs :: Preserving and Drying :: on HoosierHomemade.com

Fresh Herbs: Preserving and Drying

And these projects with Chalkboards…

Chalkboard Christmas Printable :: FREE on HoosierHomemade.com


Free Printable Chalkboard Print

Back to School Craft: Lunchbox Chalkboard :: Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

Lunchbox Chalkboard for Notes

How to coat a letter with chalkboard paint::HoosierHomemade.com

Chalkboard Letters

Winter Mantel | HoosierHomemade.com

Winter Mantel with Chalkboard


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

    1. Teresa Rodgers says:

      LOVE these!! I am going to make these and put ALL of my spices in them!! Only thing I noticed, you spelled Turmeric incorrectly. You spelled it Tumeric. Just thought you would want to know since you have a website & all of these AMAZING ideas and projects etc.. I don’t mean to be critiquing your work or being unkind it’s just spelling is kind of my thing so I see it right away. I even annoy myself. Love you guys!

      1. Oops, thanks for pointing that out Teresa.

  2. this is a great idea! I will be adding this to my todo list. thanks!

  3. 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: http://swanfeet.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/the-chalkboard-tray/

  4. Great tutorial–so simple and stylish! Stop by and link up if you have time. Mary

  5. Linda from Georgia says:

    I immediately thought of gift tags. PERFECT!

  6. 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!

  7. 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. 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.

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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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