How to use easy-care, resusable chalkboard labels to add rustic charm

Chalkboard labels add instant Fixer Upper farmhouse flairGo just about anywhere these days and you are sure to see some form of chalkboard art. From trendy inspirational wall plaques, plates and canvases for the home, to retro sandwich board café ads on the street. I’ve even seen chalkboard jewelry!

If you’ve tried your hand at creating a chalkboard piece, you know that it’s a little more complicated than it appears on Pinterest. (I’ve have had some successes and a couple of abject failures, too!) Not only is chalkboard paint challenging to work with, it is also time-consuming, since the painting, drying and curing time take away from the drawing time (the fun part, for me!).

One of the fastest and easiest ways to give your home instant “Fixer Upper” chalkboard style, however, is by using chalkboard labels. You can affix them to glass canisters in the kitchen, use them on storage bins in the pantry, place them on hooks and racks to show kids exactly where to hang their coats… just about anything that needs a label, needs a chalkboard version!

stickersAnd, this multi-size set of chalkboard labels by Sacar Stationery is definitely the place to start. The package includes 112 labels in 14 unique shapes, plus eight complete chalkboard sheets, so that you can create your own custom sizes and shapes.

The labels peel right off. They work equally well with actual sticks of traditional chalk (or colored sidewalk chalk), as well as liquid chalkboard pens. But, unlike chalkboard paint, they are easy to wipe completely clean and are reusable because they are actually made of top quality black PVC with non-toxic glue. Genius! I just used a wet paper towel and the writing came right off.

And, unlike chalkboard paint, these labels are also dishwasher and refrigerator safe. So everything from sippy cups to travel coffee thermoses can all have that charming chalkboard look. They are even great for parties – no more guessing whose drink is whose or what is under the chaffing dish lid.

The set retails for $19.95 on Amazon… and I can’t wait to start labeling everything in my house!

Your guide to a life filled with STYLE! Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador and Cover Girl Ambassador. Susan Said…WHAT?! was named one of the Top 50 Beauty Blogs in the World by RebateZone.com in 2015. Susan is also the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! Read more about her in Family Circle Magazine.

PHOTOS: Used with permission by Sacar Stationery.

DISCLAIMER: No financial compensation was received in exchange for this post. I did, however, receive a promotional sample set of the Sacar Stationery chalkboard labels mentioned above in order to fully evaluate the product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers.

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