Kitchen Chalkboard LabelsJanuary 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!
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.
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.
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!
Peel the backing off of your cut vinyl…
And smooth onto your jars! Can you believe how pain free that was? So simple!
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!