Do you have chalkboard of some type in your home? If not … I strongly recommend it! I love ’em!
We recently added this one to our kitchen. I use it so much, I’m not quite sure what we did without it. What do you need a chalkboard for, you ask? Well…allow me to persuade you.
Use one in your kitchen to plan out your menu for the week (and avoid the ‘what’s for dinner’ series of questions). I just love this cute one from Adventures of a DIY mom:
Or, go big … dedicate an entire wall to a chalkboard. Check out this one from Lovely Shelter.com:
Label your jars … gives you a reason to leave them out! Love these diy jars from Creme De La Craft:
Good idea for your next party? Have guests label the drink glass. No mixups later! Check out these from PaperBearPrint on etsy:
Or these cups from crafterhours…super cute for bridal shower, engagement party, even a wedding!
How about applying some chalkboard paint to a platter or large plate … then use to label cheese (or other goodies). Check out this example below from Savvy Sugar. She also explains how easy it is to make your own chalkboard paint (with any latex paint + non-sanded grout!).
Now…speaking of platters and chalkboard paint, you may remember my September finds from Mama’s Happy. An old silver platter + chalkboard paint, and an old serving tray, painted, then with chalkboard paint in the center.
I still have yet to hang them anywhere … waiting to find the perfect place, but I have some ideas I’m throwing around.
Ahhh, so much potential…
Anyway, I do have a chalkboard label project that’s super easy! Once upon a time I saw something similar on Pinterest (but, for the life of me, I can’t find it!). If you happen to travel a lot for either work or fun (lucky!), then you may have a stockpile of hotel shampoos, conditioner, soaps, lotions, body wash, etc. I’ve noticed recently that some hotels have really nice, quality products that you don’t want to go to waste! Usually they’re 3oz or less, so you can even bring ’em home in your carry on, too. Once you get home, though, what to do with them? Here’s a great solution.
Super simple project that helps your de-clutter your medicine cabinet (or under your sink), and helps guests feel comfortable in your home. So, make one now, fill with your hotel samples as you accumulate them, and when you have overnight guests … they’ll feel right at home!
These chalkboard labels were made from black vinyl adhesive and cut with a Silhouette (thanks Tina).
I simply stuck one on these jar (purchased at Home Goods a while back), and wrote my message with a chalk pen.
That’s it! A super simple chalkboard label project to help your organize and clutter (a little at a time, right?).
Want to see more great chalkboard projects? Check out the link party below!