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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Hi! I'm Katie :) I love all things creative and especially enjoy DIY home, craft and furniture projects as well as decorating with upcycled finds. You can also visit me over at ahandcraftedwedding.com for DIY wedding inspiration. Let's inspire one another and get creative!

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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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