DIY Labels ~ Chalkboard Labels for the Pantry!

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Hey hey guys!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

I really appreciate all of your shares and pins on my printable banner letters!  I will be sharing even more later on this week!

Today I am sharing a quick tutorial on how I made my labels for my pantry makeover.  These are so simple, and now I am fighting the urge to make labels for the entire house ;-)!

I have 2 types of chalkboard labels.  The labels I am sharing today turned out like this…

These are super simple!  It’s all about finding the supplies.  I found everything on Amazon… I sort of LOVE Amazon.

I knew I wanted to have the look of a chalkboard, so I decided to use Chalkboard Contact Paper.  Here is the paper I bought from Amazon…

I wanted them to have a cute shape so I found this paper punch on Amazon as well… (You can also find this at a craft store and use a coupon if you prefer!)

Now the key is the ‘chalk’!  With 5 kiddos, chalk isn’t used much around here.  As soon as I write something cute, I have little fingers that like to wipe it all off.  So… I was so excited to find this wet-erase chalk pen!  Not only were my words much easier to write, the kids can’t mess them up near as easily!  Woohoo!  To erase it, you just get a damp paper towel or cloth and it wipes right off… LOVE.

That’s all you need to label pretty much your entire life.  I did all the labels you see in the picture, and didn’t use hardly any of the paper roll.

Here is the punch…

I made a whole bunch just by pushing it down… So easy!

I used my pen to label them…

Then, I just peeled the back off and stuck them on all of my containers!  Easy peasy!

How cute are those?? And I love that I have all the supplies handy to make more whenever I need them!

Hope you like them as much as I do!

I would love for you to share and pin this post below!

Let me know if you have any questions at all and have a great week!




  1. Amanda Dean on December 24, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    I am also very interested on where you got the canned good storage containers. I have been looking for them and can only find the wire ones. If you made them, could you share the pattern?

    • Kelsey Ivy on February 13, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      She actually built them. There is a tutorial on her site for it.

    • on July 29, 2018 at 11:27 am

      ⭐⭐⭐The one I built is a nicer design than this one. I LOVE MINE!!! I built my own using the plans at www. – highly recommended you check those out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha

      ⭐ Head on over to www. if you want to learn more – click the pink link above for some more plans! Best of luck on your building adventures!?❤? Enjoy!

  2. Cathy Clissold on November 27, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    I am interested in the boxes/containers that you have your canned goods stacked in, where did you find them? They look as if they are made of wood, are they?

    • Kelsey Ivy on February 13, 2013 at 1:47 pm

      She built them herself. The tutorial is posted with the instructions 🙂

      • Janice Walker Burnell on February 22, 2015 at 11:23 am

        Where? Is there a keyword I can search by?

  3. Maria Luisa Mijares on November 20, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Excelent!!! where I cant buy this? !!!!!

  4. Mariana Torres on November 10, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Hello! I would love a punch like the one you used, did you find it on amazon? Was it called bracket? What brand? I have been looking for one like this online and I’ve had some trouble finding it..

  5. Alysia Baumann on November 2, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I am having serious pantry envy right now! It’s beautiful!! Great job and LOVE the chalk board label idea and the pen is genious.

  6. Jenn Steeves Porter on November 1, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I just ordered the chalk board contact paper! Can’t wait to label away! 🙂

    • Shanty2Chic on November 1, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      Woohoo! You will love it! 😉

  7. Erin Shaddick on October 31, 2012 at 6:10 am

    This is a great idea! Where did you get your plastic storage containers for your pantry?

    • Carol Lorraine Sells on October 31, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      I’d like to know where the containers came from too!

  8. Sue on October 31, 2012 at 5:51 am

    Your chalkboard labels are ingenious–I am totally going to take advantage of your cleverness! And your pantry is so amazing! I would be in there all day long, gazing lovingly at the beauty and organization. *Sigh*

  9. Debbie on October 30, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Can I come and eat out of your pantry? Yum!
    Great post, looks great!

  10. Runt on October 30, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Love this!!!

  11. Alex Anna-Marie Struble on October 30, 2012 at 6:23 am

    how do you keep everything from going stale?!

    • Shanty2Chic on October 30, 2012 at 8:39 am

      The containers are all air tight, and with a family of 7 our food doesn’t sit on the shelf too long 😉 Not sure if this is what you are referring to, but hope it helps!

  12. sarah on October 30, 2012 at 5:48 am

    this is fab!! i have a little obsession with chalkboards so i love this….i have used black paper and a white pen but i love your idea with the paper that peels and sticks and a chalkboard pen (which i have from another project). ps..your pantry is beautiful too :0)

    • Shanty2Chic on October 30, 2012 at 8:40 am

      Thank you Sarah!! It is a bit of an addiction 😉

  13. Miia Ulvila on October 30, 2012 at 5:41 am

    Great, what a lovely idea!

    • Shanty2Chic on October 30, 2012 at 8:40 am

      Thanks so much!! I appreciate it!

  14. DeDe Bailey on October 30, 2012 at 4:59 am

    I am in awe over the organization of your pantry! This is sooooo me!

    • Shanty2Chic on October 30, 2012 at 8:41 am

      Thanks so much DeDe!! I appreciate it!

  15. Marion Elizabeth Bohn on October 30, 2012 at 4:17 am

    Awesome! I’m making some can storage this week b/c I love those too! (BTW, these containers are at Target or Walmart. I recently bought a whole bunch, too, and I’m thinking it was Target.)

    • Shanty2Chic on October 30, 2012 at 4:48 am

      I did find them at target… They also sell them at Bed, Bath and Beyond where you can use a coupon 😉

  16. Lindy Kartchner on October 29, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Where did you get those cute clear containers? They look like the perfect size and shape!

    • Shanty2Chic on October 30, 2012 at 4:49 am

      Target! But I will be sharing a post soon with info on all my storage goodies! 😉

  17. Kristy Haugen Oliver on October 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Where did you find your containers?

    • Shanty2Chic on October 30, 2012 at 4:49 am

      Target! I will be sharing a post soon with info on all my storage containers! 😉

      • Melissa on January 20, 2016 at 8:55 am

        I am in the process of organizing my pantry. Using your pantry as inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing. I love it. I’m looking for your ur container info, I purchased a couple dozen of the Snapware airtight container and I already own the stackable bins in your pantry that I bought from The Container Store years ago but I’m wondering where you got the cerebral containers with handles? Also, where you got the bins with handles? My first ever reject, can’t wait to share finished project on Facebook.

        • Melissa on January 20, 2016 at 9:02 am

          I do apologize, I found the bins with handles at The Container Store just after posting this. Still can’t find cereal container with handle.

  18. Jamie Thompson on October 29, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    That is quite the pantry you have there! Nicely done!

  19. Sarah Kane on October 29, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Great idea, do you think that paper would work in the Silhouette? Also where did you get those baskets with the handles? Love it!!!

  20. Marsha Benoit Connell on October 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    love love love … awesome idea. ps . i wish i had a pantry that looks like this one … LOL

    • Shanty2Chic on October 29, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      You are sweet! Thank you!! 😉

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