Kitchen Chalkboard Labels

January 30, 2014

I am NOT a crafty person. I hoped I could have been, but honestly… It’s just not in me. I lack patience. Unless it’s a recipe of course! So when I started talking with Expressions Vinyl I was nervous. Way nervous. But I have a list of kitchen projects that I just KNOW you will all love. If you can be super patient with me and my lack of crafty-ness!

My first project that I want to share is something that even my four year old could have done. Which is how I knew it was for me. I saw some jars at one of the home stores that had the most adorable chalk board labels on them. The only problem is that they were SO tiny. What was I supposed to put in there? I decided that I for sure can make one on a larger scale using some of the chalkboard vinyl from Expressions Vinyl. That’s right… I said chalkboard vinyl!

kitchen chalkboard labels

I started by finding jars that were a lot bigger. I wanted some that I could use on my counter to hold my sugars and chocolate chips. I got these ones at wal-mart for around $3.

kitchen chalkboard labels vinyl

Use a Cricut, silhouette, or plan ol’ scissors to cut out a fun design. I decided to stick with a nice curvy pattern that will look a little fancy on the jars.

kitchen chalkboard labels on jars

It’s a good idea to measure how big you want them first. I had to cut out two sets because I thought I could eyeball it. I think that’s the impatience I was talking about earlier. I just don’t have time to take my time!

kitchen chalkboard labels tutorial

Peel the backing off of your cut vinyl…

kitchen chalkboard labels step by step

And smooth onto your jars! Can you believe how pain free that was? So simple!

kitchen chalkboard labels sugar jars

Now is the fun part! Fill your jars with sugars, candies, cookies, coffee… Anything you want to have visible on your counter!


Grab some chalk (which I couldn’t find before these pictures! Thank you four year old…) and write away! Label your jars appropriately and then display your works of art!


All together this project took me 15 minutes, and that was only because I got ahead of myself and ended up needing to cut an extra set of labels. I like that it adds a special little something to those boring old jars. I’ve gotten so many compliments when friends and family stop by. Something about having these fun ingredients visible makes my kitchen seem more fun!

Here is some great news! My kitchen crafts aren’t ending with just these jars! I’ve got a few more fun ideas in store using Expressions Vinyl! They are even offering all of you 10% off of their store by using the code ONESWEETAPPETITE at checkout! This code is good up until Valentines day, AND… in case you felt like that wasn’t cool enough…

Today I’m giving away a $25 gift card! you can pick up some of that great chalkboard vinyl or any of their other great colors! All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me what project you would create first!


Comments (28)

  • Jonie Reply

    January 30, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    I would love to pick up some patterned vinyl or some iron on vinyl. With Valentines day coming up, I have quite a few projects in mind!

  • Morena Reply

    January 30, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    I would love chalkboard vinyl to cover my fridge with.

    • Karen Russell Reply

      September 5, 2014 at 11:25 am

      I have very large jars in my pantry with everything from flour, sugar, powdered sugar and cereal. Looking forward to trying this out. Love the look. Karen

      • Jesseca Reply

        September 8, 2014 at 9:22 pm

        Oh these would look great on larger jars!

  • Melanie Reply

    January 30, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I’ve been looking for ideas on making cute pantry and kitchen labels, I’d definitely get something for those! Cute project, I love how they turned out!

  • Kim Olea Reply

    January 30, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    We just repainted our bedroom. I think I would make some kind of wall art for in there.

  • Stacy Risenmay Reply

    January 30, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    I have used the chalkboard vinyl for several different projects and I love it! I have ran out and would love some more 🙂

  • Tara Reply

    January 30, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Very cool! I love Expressions Vinyl – I order from them all of the time, and their chalkboard vinyl is one of my faves!

  • Kelly Reply

    January 30, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    I’m absolutely making the chalk board labels. I have those exact containers I used for a child’s birthday party. They will look perfect in my pantry!

  • Elizabeth O Reply

    January 30, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    I would love to do just what you did…. labels for jars! I only have 2 canisters on my counter right now, and I sort of hate them. I really like the idea of glass jars with labels!

  • Alina Hahn Reply

    January 30, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Organizing my son’s legos…lol!

  • Candice Reply

    January 30, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    I would love to use the chalkboard vinyl in a table frame! That way you can write inspiring quotes everyday!

  • Kimber Reply

    January 30, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Oh these are so fun AND I have just been organizing my pantry! I have been really wanting some vinyl though for a couple of sewing projects I am doing. I hope I win so I can get started!

  • Amy Anderson Reply

    January 30, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Definitely labels for my craft items – I’m sorting those soon. And you are crafty 😀

  • Hester Reply

    January 30, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    I’d use the vinyl for a project I have in mind for my son’s room!

  • Ashlee Reply

    January 30, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    I need to work on my office, and a few vinyl projects would look great in there!

  • Kim Reply

    January 31, 2014 at 7:06 am

    I need to put some labels on my jars!

  • Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama Reply

    January 31, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I Have a lot of new tupperware that could use some labels – or framed, it’s a great new menu board!

  • Nancy Meeker Reply

    February 1, 2014 at 8:53 am

    We bought a new motorhome and I am trying to keep it organized. I would like chalkborard vinyl for many projects. Canisters will look great with these labels!

  • Cindy Jorquez Reply

    February 1, 2014 at 11:47 am

    I love ordering from Expressions Vinyl! The prices are great, especially with coupon codes, and shipping is super fast! Great customer service too!

  • Debra Reply

    February 1, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    These turned out great! Love!

  • Holly C. Reply

    February 4, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I need to re-do my sugar/flour jars. I labeled all my jors and then decided that they were the wrong sizes. :/

  • mikaela Reply

    February 4, 2014 at 10:45 am

    I am a winco addict and have jars of bulk grains, I would finally organize them all!

  • marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings Reply

    February 4, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Such a good way to keep bulk stuff straight!

  • asha Reply

    February 6, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Hi there
    I am in love with this project idea. I found you on pintrest and I am planning on a similar kitchen pantry organizing.
    I will post pictures when I am done.

    • Janet Reply

      February 6, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      I want to make these labels from chalkboard vinyl to put on all the storage containers I just bought to organize my pantry.

  • Barbara Monday Reply

    February 26, 2014 at 11:16 am

    We make garden art as a fund raiser and our adults with developmental disabilities help. We have wanted to make the “menu boards” from vintage platters painted with chalkboard paint in the middle. Using the vinyl would save the platter for another use later! We are going to do this…..just need the vinyl!!!

  • Sara B. Zartman Reply

    February 27, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    I operate a day care & would love to use these on small tubs to label Legos, puzzles, books, markers,and also larger ones for on a wall for numbers & letters. I could use them in scrapbook projects.

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