Is there anything that has not been painted with chalkboard paint these days? Pinterest is full of chalkboard paint ideas. And I love the look of it, but I don’t love painting with it. It’s hard to get it smooth when you brush it on, and not everything can be taken out side for spray painting. It might be too large for example. I began to wonder if I could find chalkboard paper or vinyl and guess what, I did! There is chalkboard contact paper and is easy to use. There is a grid on the backing for easy cutting of straight lines. It can be cut into any shape you want and then removed when you want to. I found mine online, just google it and you will find many sources.
Here is one project I have used it for; Mason jar lid labels.
If you are using your jars for dry storage you may want to label them. I put my labels on the top of my coffee jars.
Mason jar lids, or canning lids, come in two parts. This can be annoying when using them on dry storage items so I glued them closed after applying my chalkboard contact paper.
Then, using a white liquid chalk marker, I wrote on my labels. The marker is wet erasable so it won't rub off with day to day use of the jars; however, regular chalk works fine on this paper. Don’t use this type of marker on brushed on chalkboard paint, or a regular chalk board, it won’t remove completely. I found my liquid chalkboard marker at Hobby Lobby. I also tried using a chalk pencil used in sewing. It doesn't wipe off very easily, and you can get a fine point for small writing. I wouldn't try using it on a daily list but for areas you don't want to rub off it would be good.
We have been updating our kitchen some, more about that later, but here is another project I tried the chalkboard contact paper on; my cabinet doors. I didn’t want to commit to painting them in case I didn’t like the look of chalkboard paint. With the contact paper I can just peel it off when I want. I used the chalk ink marker for 'Costco' and 'Groc' so they won't accidentally be erased. Regular chalk is used for the rest of the list.
I really love the way it looks so it’s a keeper!
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