Organizing a kitchen has endless possibilities.  After deciding on which canisters to keep on the counter, and which ones to keep in the cupboard, labeling is the next task.  I didn’t label my containers in the past because I knew exactly what was in each of them. The trouble was that no one else knew what was in them!  Usually it’s not a big deal, but then people kept asking for sugar and for some reason gravitating to the salt canister.  I don’t think anyone would appreciate drinking salty coffee or tea, so I thought, why not label the canisters?

I already had Chalkboard Contact Paper from the monthly photo signs, (if you missed it, feel free to check out the post here), Chalk Ink Markers, and a Cricut, so it was a pretty easy task to accomplish!
As you can see, they turned out really well!! (In my opinion at least, lol)

Like I said, it’s really easy to make your own.  Here is the list of supplies you need:
Chalkboard Contact Paper
Chalk ink marker
Cricut Cartridge (I used the Sweet Treats Cartridge, but many other cartridges have fun shapes depending on what you prefer)
Cricut Cutting Mat 12″x24″

I used the Cricut Craft Room so that I could optimize paper usage.  The other nice thing about using the craft room is that it lets you know which settings to use when you cut, and you can purchase single images rather than an entire cartridge.

Once you pick your shape, you can resize it within the Cricut Craft Room and set the shapes up for optimal paper usage.  I rolled the paper out width wise on the cutting mat. It’s 18″ long so it fit very well on the 12×24 mat.  I set my pressure on medium, blade depth to 4, and the craft room automatically set the speed.  I was able to peel the labels off the backing, with the exception of one label where the background paper was cut through.  Which made it a little harder to detach the label.  The labels are all repositionable, so don’t worry if you don’t stick it on perfectly the first time!

I love the chalk ink markers.  They are so much easier and cleaner to use than regular chalk.  This time, I used the white fine point one and the chisel tip blue one.

I have so many other ideas for this chalkboard paper, so check back again for other easy project ideas!

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  • These are too cute! I love anything chalkboard 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday!

  • Crystelle Boutique Jun 3, 2013

    Looks like I REALLY need a cricut to stay up with all the cute craftiness!!!
    hugs x
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    • Marie Jun 19, 2013

      Thanks for dropping by Crystelle. A Cricut definitely makes things fun!

  • I am in the process of organizing my kitchen (since I now use it) and I love this idea. My family all steps in to help cook at times so it is really important that they know where everything is. Labeling the containers will certainly help and look so cute at the same time.

  • Angel Jun 6, 2013

    I am co-hosting Katherines Corner Hop this week and came by to say Hello.
    This is a great idea. I could really use this for labels. I love the look. I’m also your newest follower. Hope you will visit my blog and hopefully want to follow me also.
    Angel @ sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

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