Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Chalkboard Basket Labels Tutorial

I loved the casual and organizational use of the chalkboard tags I saw at Pottery Barn Kids, aren't these cute...?

Always up for a fun craft I decided to make myself some for my laundry room. 

I found these thin wood plaques at Hobby Lobby for $.79/each! - 

 I measured 1/4 inch around the entire outside -

Then tape off the edges up to the marked line - 

Once it was taped off, I drilled holes in the upper corners - 

Then sprayed it with this fantastic chalkboard paint by Krylon! (I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby, only $4.79 after 40% off coupon)

After several THIN coats of the chalkboard paint, I removed the tape and stained the edges Minwax's Provincial.

I tied them to my baskets with twine and ended up with this! -

 Came to under $10 for all 6 tags, AND I like them even better than the ones from Pottery Barn. :)

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Creations by Kara

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Kristin @ Brilliant Like Fireflies said...

I love this! I am going to make this for my linen closet.

Serendipity and Spice said...

These are fantastic! I LOVE Pottery Barn kids... I'm thinking about knocking off their Advent Calendar for Christmas. :) I can't bring myself to pay $100 for something I know I can make for about $25- but it's just so darn cute! I'm going to have to make a trip to Hobby Lobby to make some of these- they'll go perfectly in my son's room. I host a weekly linky party beginning Sundays at 4:30- I hope you'll stop by and join in the fun.

Angela @ Our Family Journey said...

I'm crazy about baskets and I have been wanting to do this to some baskets in both our living room and laundry room but I wasn't sure how to attach the labels. I was thinking of hot gluing them but this is much better. Thanks for the tip!!

Mindy @ Heart Maine Home said...

I like yours better too! I've always wanted to do this to my baskets as well. Thanks for sharing!

tjandjessie said...

Where did you get your baskets?! This was exactly what I was looking for!

Trish Atkinson said...

I got the baskets at Hobby Lobby. They often have them on the 50% off sale.