Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Three Minute Flower Chalkboard Labels

Like a lot of people, I'm a big fan of the chalk craze that's going around so I decided to make some chalk labels to add to my kitchen jars. I liked the look of these Pier1 containers but I wanted them to be removable so that I could wash the jars, and didn't want to paint them myself. Here's what I did.

The only thing I bought for this project was some of that peel-off cut-to-size chalkboard paper from Michaels. 

My mom is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator so a couple years ago I was able to talk her into getting me a Big Shot. If you haven't heard of it before, they are like a scrapbooking Cricut, and lets you cut paper into shapes. Only they aren't as expensive as a Cricut. Or as prone to breaking. Essentially, the Big Shot is just a big paper punch. Only much better. 

I decided to use some of the flower templates that I had and worked out pretty good. If you don't have a Big Shot, you could always trace a pattern on the back of the paper and cut it out. It has a nice grid so it would be easy, though I don't have the steady hand to get a good straight cut so I'm glad I have the Big Shot.

This paper is amazing. I think it would be nice to cut out more shapes and stick them around the house too, but the pantry is a good start.

 Now if only I could get my handwriting to be as neat as these labels...


4 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea, Ashlee! I have a similar post of a jar I made this week, too, but had to do the trace method, and didn't get the nice clean cut you have. I love your punch...I'm even wondering if a very large hand held punch could be useful! Your jars are so cute...hopped over from your fun Knock Off Decor feature!

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    1. Thanks Linda! I think that any large punch would do the trick, my big punch just happened to be the Stampin' Up! Big Shot. I don't have the steady hand to get a clean cut. It would probably end up looking like my daughter tried cutting it out. :)

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  2. What a cool idea! Saw your link on knock off decor and had to come check it out. :)

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