Easy Peasy DIY Chalkboard Labels

Okay, I know this is the easiest thing ever and you may have already figured this out on your own, but just in case I am sharing an easy peasy way to DIY chalkboard labels {without a silhouette machine}.

Easy Peasy DIY Chalkboard Labels - UpcycledTreasures.com

We had a cookie table at our wedding reception and I wanted to create some easy chalkboard labels for the bags guests could take home with them. Of course these guys wound up being hidden behind a crate on our desert table so no one saw them anyway, woops. Most of the cookies got eaten and those that didn’t Eric and I enjoyed after the wedding :)

I needed about 50 labels and since I am cheap was on a budget I decided I could save some money by making my own chalkboard labels. It was super easy too!

Here is what you will need to create DIY Chalkboard Labels:

  • Chalkboard Spray Paint
  • Labels
  • Tape

Easy Peasy DIY Chalkboard Labels - UpcycledTreasures.com

Easy Peasy DIY Chalkboard Labels - UpcycledTreasures.com

I bought the labels at target and think they were like $2.99 for a 24 pack. Not too shabby. The chalkboard spray paint I had on hand from some DIY Chalkboards I had made. It was October when I was doing this project and pretty windy outside, so I taped the labels to the top of a box so they wouldn’t blow away when I used the spray paint.

Easy Peasy DIY Chalkboard Labels - UpcycledTreasures.com

I used 2 coats of spray paint on the labels, letting them dry in between coats.

Easy Peasy DIY Chalkboard Labels - UpcycledTreasures.com

Afterwards, we stuck them to the brown paper bags and my sister wrote K+E with a chalkboard marker. That’s it! Easy, huh?

Easy Peasy DIY Chalkboard Labels - UpcycledTreasures.com

It’s snowing here in Atlanta so I decided to take advantage of it and take a photo of one of the leftover bags outside, haha. The snow is so white and pretty! Yet I am definitely ready for spring…

Easy Peasy DIY Chalkboard Labels - UpcycledTreasures.com

Have you made your own chalkboard labels?

You may also want to check out:

How to Make Chalkboard Wood Shim Beverage Tags:

How to Make Wood Shim Beverage Tags - UpcycledTreasures.com

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  1. You weren’t kidding… these are super easy! I’m going to have to use that spray paint next time I want to chalkboard something. Looks waaayyy cleaner than the one you have to brush on!
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  2. Love this and SO simple! Sometimes in attempts to be “creative” I think we make way more work for ourselves. Thanks for sharing this easy idea!
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  3. I love how easy this is! Thanks for sharing. Pinned! ~Lisa
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  4. I would have never thought to do this! What a great idea! Definitely pinning!
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  5. What an awesome and easy idea!!! Must do this asaP!
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  6. Good call! I’ll definitely try this!
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  7. That is a great idea for easy chalkboard labels. I have a lot of blank white labels that I have acquired over the years and this would be a good use for some of them.
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  8. This is seriously GENIUS! Love it so much, thank you for sharing
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  9. Nice idea!!! I can’t get enough of chalkboard labels!!
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  10. Never would have thought of that, I love them!
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  11. Love chalkboard everything!

  12. Awesome tip Katie!! I wonder if it would work as well if I painted the chalkboard paint on?? This makes chalkboard labeling so easy and thrifty!! Yay!!
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  13. Thanks so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE! These are adorable! I never would have thought to spray paint them :) Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
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  14. I LOVE this easy craft, Katie! I’m totally making like a thousand of these chalkboard labels. Just wanted to let you know you are being featured tomorrow night at the Frugal Crafty Blog Hop. Please stop by @ 8pm C and link up any posts you have and don’t forget to grab your featured button!
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