It’s almost back to school time and if you're like me, that means a ton of school supplies scattered all over your home. Do not despair! This is a great opportunity for DIY projects and of course, some chalkboard art!
Preparations for sending the kids back to school can be overwhelming. However, preparing in advance can minimize the clutter. One thing I deal with (but not really complain about) in my home is having so many pens, and of course, liquid chalk markers! I just have too many to count, but I use them ALL—at least, when I can find them!
Don't you want to enjoy an organized home with all the school supplies in the right places? With this DIY project, you will no longer need to rummage through three drawers full of pens to find that one single marker you need!
It's time to get organized!
Chalkboard Art on Chalkboard Labels
What you will need for this project:
Grab some drinking glasses or empty jars. These can be old glasses you never use or favorite glasses that you would rather display than keep in the cabinet. I always try to repurpose and recycle something already in the house so I can avoid purchasing something new. In this case, I had extra glasses that have never been used.
You also need chalkboard labels. These are perfect because they come in different vintage shapes and sizes. Plus, they are very durable and hold strong even when put through the dishwasher, but amazingly, are still easy to remove and reposition.
Aside from organizing pens and markers, chalk art labels are great for notebooks and folders, too! For those supplies, I use contact paper. What’s great about the contact paper I use is that there is no need for a ruler. It has grid lines on the backing, which means you can cut perfectly straight lines with ease.
And of course, liquid chalk markers!
Ready to Label?
- First, you need to categorize your school supplies. For example, I sorted out the fine tip markers from the bold tip markers, the highlighters from the pens. I also made a special jar just for black markers.
- When you are ready to label your glasses or jars, write on the labels first with your liquid chalk markers, so that you can write on a flat surface. Then just peel off the backing and stick the labels in place. Remember, you don't have to get it perfect on the first try, because the labels can be easily peeled off and repositioned without wearing out the adhesive!
- Moving on to labeling your books and file folders, position the contact paper on the surface of the school supplies you want to label and cut! This is one chalkboard art project that I love to do because I can get creative naming my kids' school supplies. For instance, using different colored markers, I labeled a History book, “I Make History, Now!”
Feel free to get creative and colorful with your labels, too! Remember, the labels will stay on as long as you want them to and remove easily when you need them to, so no need to wory that your crazy idea will end up being so yesterday!
As a bonus, these chalkboard labels are BPA-free and microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer safe!
Now that you are on a roll, don't hold yourself back! You can definitely do more organizational DIY projects in your favorite spaces. Consider your bathroom essentials and pantry items in the kitchen, for example, as potential targets of your next blast of DIY magic!
Isn’t it time to declutter your home and work space? Organize your school supplies with liquid chalk markers and chalkboard labels now, and enjoy your back to school days with less mess!