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How to Make DIY Chalkboard Cookie Jar Labels

May 6, 2013

Cookie Jars With DIY Chalkboard LabelsMaybe you’re looking for a better way to organize your kitchen. Maybe you’d like to make a really cool birthday gift for a friend. Or maybe you just want to challenge yourself to a new DIY project. Whatever the occasion may be, a personalized cookie jar—filled with plenty of delectable cookies—is just what the doctor ordered! And making one is easy as 1-2-3 with these fun (and reusable!) chalkboard cookie jar labels. Just paint them, cut them out and stick ’em on a cookie jar and you’re good to go. Here’s how to make them:

What You’ll Need

Glass cookie jar
Reusable clear window decal sheets
Chalkboard paint
Sponge brush
Cookie jar label template

Clear Window Decal Sheet Painted With Chalkboard Paint

  1. You can find a pack of clear window decal sheets at any office supply store. At a standard 8 ½ by 11 inch size, they’re printer-friendly too. They attach to any glass surface, they’re easy to peel and they can be used over and over again. Take one clear window decal sheet and lay it flat on a newspaper-covered table. Make sure the printable side is facing up—not the side that will be peeled off. With your sponge brush, cover the printable side of the sheet with chalkboard paint. Set it aside until it dries completely.
    Cookie Jar Label Stencils
  2. Print out this free cookie jar label template onto a piece of cardstock, or print out any other shape you’d like for your label. Carefully cut out the shape from the cardstock.
    Chalkboard Label Cutout
  3. Using the cardstock shape as a stencil, trace the shape onto the dry chalkboard decal sheet. Depending on the size of your label, you can probably fit a few shapes onto one decal sheet. Cut the shapes out of the chalkboard decal sheet to create the finished label.
    Cookie Jar With Conversation Bubble Chalkboard Label
  4. Peel the backing off the label, and then stick it directly onto your cookie jar.

That’s it! Now you have a totally cool, totally customized cookie jar that you can give to your best bud … or keep for yourself. All you need to do now is use chalk to write a cute message on the label, and then fill the jar with your favorite cookies! You can make as many different label shapes as you want, and switch them up whenever you need a change. The labels are also super-easy to peel off when the cookie jar has to be washed.
Cookie Jars With Chalkboard Labels Attached

Because you can use them again and again, these awesome labels will last you a lifetime … even though those scrumptious cookies inside the jar won’t!

What creative shapes will you be making with your DIY chalkboard cookie jar labels?

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