Make Your Own Chalkboard Vinyl and Labels {tutorial)

As many of you know, I have been a chalkboarding fool lately…so much that I am opening a booth at a little shop to display and sell some of my chalkboard creations!  Yesterday, I was waiting for one of my projects to dry, and thinking…what else?  I wish I had some of that awesome chalkboard vinyl so I could make some labels for my glass canisters.  Then I thought hmmm…I have chalkboard paint, and I have vinyl, and I have a Cricut machine…why not try to make my own, so I did!  I made a large one for my refrigerator…
 
 
Some oval labels for my glass canisters…
 
 
A label for my little tin bucket…
 
Can you tell that I go a little overboard with things?
 
Here is how I made mine:
 
 
Start out by  cutting out your desired shape using your Cricut or Silhouette (or whatever you have…even by hand w/ scissors)

 

 
Paint three coats of chalk paint over the tops of the labels.
(Make sure they dry in between coats)

 

 
There you have it…your own chalkboard vinyl.  I wouldn’t recommend painting the vinyl before feeding it through your machine.  Use regular vinyl, then paint with chalkboard paint.
You can make any shape you want…and put them anywhere you like.  I am going to make a large one for Kate’s room…maybe in the shape of a flower!
 
These little labels on some clear glass canisters or mason jars would dress up any pantry or make a great hostess or housewarming gift!

 
Jessica
I’m Jessica, a mom on a mission to show other women that you can live well without breaking the bank. I like to share the thrifty, creative ways that I make changes in my home in the hopes that it will spark the creativity in someone else! I love to share DIY projects, crafts, simple recipes and cleaning tips too!
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    says

    What a brilliant idea. Your tutorial was great too. Thanks for sharing it!

    My weekly Say G’day Saturday Linky Party is on now and I would be so thrilled if you could join in and link up this great post!

    Best wishes for a fabulous weekend!
    Natasha in Oz

  2. 11

    says

    i am soooo stuck on chalkboard paint right now. everything i see needs a little chalkboard paint and personalization (someone please take away my paint brush). I am LOVING this idea – a perfect non-commitment redo. perfect for my indecisive gemini side!

  3. 13

    says

    Stopping by from Tip Me Tuesday link party.

    I love chalkboard labels I bought chalkboard paper at amazon and have been cutting my own shapes for my labels. I wish I had a machine that would cut those really pretty ones I see. I have just been trying to get creative. I just posted part one of my kitchen organization were I used the labels. Feel free to stop by

    http://motivatedmommyoftwo.blogspot.com/2012/04/organization-kids-kitchen-cabinet.html

  4. 16

    says

    Chalkboard paint is so fun! This is a great tutorial! We’re so glad that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back soon. -The Sisters

  5. 18

    says

    These are so cute! Does the paint scratch when you write on them? I painted the lids of my mason jars and they are scratching. Maybe I should just cover them with vinyl labels like these. Thanks for linking up!

  6. 20

    says

    Why, oh why did I never think of this? SUCH a great idea!! I think I will be doing a little chalkboard painting soon… Thanks so much for sharing at The Creative Spark. I’ll be featuring this on my Facebook page. Have a great weekend!
    Jenn :)

  7. 21

    says

    I absolutely love chalkboard paint! I’ve always wanted these but never really taken the time to buy them. Now I cam make them!

    Thanks!

    XO

  8. 25

    Connie Grant says

    I am new to all of this so I hope my question is not stupid…but how did you get the vinyl to adhere to the fridge?

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