Project Organization: Chalkboard Labels

Project Organization continues here at Casa de Just Us Four.  The focus right now is on my linen closet.  It isn’t ready for prime time yet but I did want to share one part of the project: chalkboard labels.

Part of my closet organization includes these awesome water hyacinth baskets

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Traditional labels like I used in my pantry labeling project just won’t work with these so I looked for another option.  I remembered using one of the Pick Your Plum clip on labels and thought that would be a great solution for the linen closet dilemma.  

The problem: I didn’t have any more of them.

What’s a crafter to do when she doesn’t have what she needs: make more!

I grabbed some little wood rectangles and clothespin from Michaels.

Then, I grabbed some of my chalkboard paint and some painters tape.  I taped off about 1/4 of an inch all the way around the rectangle and then painted the middle.

I did a total of 3 coats waiting about an hour in between each coat.  Then, once the last coat was a little dry, I pulled my painters tape off.

I waited another 24 hours before covering it with chalk to cure it.  Then, I got out my wood glue and clothespins to finish them up.

I just put a little bit of wood glue onto the clothespin and attached it to the back of the painted rectangle

They look pretty close to the original

sorry for the typed writing…my chalk marker was missing!

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  1. Love these! Great idea for adding labels to baskets that can’t sport the “typical” label!

  2. I need to run to the craft store and buy some little wood labels. Great idea. Thanks!

  3. Came over from Gunny Sack. Very cute tags! I love that you can clip them on to about anything.

  4. This is really cute and how easy is that! You can use these anywhere! :)

    Mindy @ New Equus – A New Creation
    http://newequus.wordpress.com

  5. This is FABULOUS! I love clothespin crafts! You did a great job!

    Tonya
    http://www.chirpingwithexcitement.blogspot.com

  6. What cute labels! I couldn’t imagine what you meant by your title, but these are perfect!

  7. What an awesome idea. I love it. I’m going to have to make some of my own. Thanks for sharing.

  8. This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing! :D

  9. Super cute idea- I love them. And I’ve never heard of a chalk marker before… where did you find it? It writes so nice I’d love to get a few.

  10. I love that you used your imagination and were able to recreate what you wanted with simple to find and use materials! thanks for sharing at tip toe!

  11. I like your chalkboard paint sign.I have used chalkboard paint on several pjts.Stopping by from the blog hop. New follower your welcome to visit anytime. http://www.southernmadeintheshade.blogspot.com

  12. sweeet! Thank you for sharing. I always enjoy my visit to your lovely blog. Hugs. P.S. I invite you to join us for tomorrows linky party ( blog hop)

  13. i love chalkboard labels!! we use them for our preschool area! thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

  14. Great idea! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  15. They turned out great! Very close to the original.

  16. What a cool idea, very cute and useful. i could use those0:)

  17. What a awesome idea! We would love to invite you to join us on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know my readers would love your awesome ideas! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/saturday-show-tell-23/

  18. Great idea!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  19. Very cute and organized!

  20. Very cute and organized!

  21. what a cute way to stay organized! I love that you can change the label when you change the contents. Thanks for linking to the first every craft link at Tasteful Tuesdays! Hope you come back again this week and show off your stuff! Party Opens tonight at 8:30. http://www.nap-timecreations.com

  22. What a great way to keep your labels versatile – a must have if you have to reorganize as frequently as I do to keep up!

    Thanks for sharing this fun project on Show & Tell at SNAP!

    xoxo, Tauni

  23. Hey just wanted to let you know that we featured these fun label clips today at the party!!

    http://natural-nester.blogspot.com/2012/08/naturally-nifty-27.html

  24. What a great tutorial. Thank you for posting. I found your blog through Classy Clutter. Will be making them very soon.

  25. This is a great idea! We’d love to feature it on CraftFoxes.com as a how-to or project. Interested? Feel free to email me at bethany@craftfoxes.com for more info.

  26. Great post! I can’t wait to try this!! Following from The Thrifty Home blog party.

    http://www.aleahhelton.blogspot.com

  27. Love your craftiness! We’d like to invite you to our Eat Make Grow Thursday Blog Hop. It is going on now here:

    http://foyupdate.blogspot.com/2012/08/eat-make-grow-thursday-blog-hop-3.html

  28. Cute! Thank you for linking up to our Pretty Things Party. Hope to see you back next week!

  29. I like yours better than the original:)

  30. Aren’t they just so fun to make!! BTW, what’s a chalk marker??

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Looking forward to seeing what you link up this evening :)