DIY Labels ~ Chalkboard Labels for the Pantry!

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Hey hey guys!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

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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. Jonathan Macleod on February 26, 2020 at 4:16 am

    Great idea, we have a client looking for exactly this type of label and have shared the idea with them. These could also be done on chalkboard vinyl.

  2. Kim Romano on April 15, 2018 at 9:39 am

    I was looking for where the plans were to make the canned food storage containers was at and could not find it. They would be perfect for my rack storage. I think it would allow for better rotation of food also.

  3. Megan on January 6, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Your link for the containers doesn’t exist. Could you repost?

  4. Jessica G Buchanan on September 6, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Was there ever a blog made about your containers you use ?

  5. Dana Travis on May 24, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    What is the name of these containers?

  6. Namrata Arora on January 19, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Lovely organization !! Can you please share where did you buy these transparent containers with white lid? Are these airtight?

  7. Deevums on May 25, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    I am all about organizing, and it looks great, but my gosh how much time do you spend taking everything out of the containers you bought the food in and putting them into your own? It just seems like a waste of precious time to me!

  8. Betty819 on July 28, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    I love the way that wet-erase chalk pen looks on the chalkboard labels. Wonder if A.C. Moore or Michael’s has that type of pen?

    We have pull out drawers in our pantry and I think they are wasted space. I think I’d rather have the type of pantry you have, you can see what all is on the shelves. The kitchen renovation was done by previous owners..It has two corner cabinets that I consider wasted space but I can’t afford to remodel the kitchen. We replaced the old laminate countertop since moving here 9 years ago with Quartz and love it. but can’t afford to go through another remodeling project financially.

  9. Sgrady on April 3, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Can you tell me if the containers in he back row are stacked on something or is it simply that they are the next size up? I’d appreciate details on this as I’m getting ready to organize my pantry, you’ve inspired me!

  10. Alicia Webb on April 1, 2014 at 7:39 am

    I am going to make these for my daughters wedding for mason jars. I saw on pintrest you can emboss them. Do you know how to emboss the labels?

  11. Maggie Zerhusen on March 17, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    What brand are the flip top food storage containers that you bought? I did not find them on Also how many ounces does each container hold? I would love to make sure full bags of food could fit.

  12. Laura DuMar Eyhorn on February 21, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Are the snapware containers airtight? Do the help against pantry moths?? Or do you even know? We have had problems with pantry moths, and believe me, it is not a problem I want to have again!

    • diane on March 7, 2014 at 9:50 am

      The moths hate Bay leaves sprinkle them around your pantry.

  13. Padma on February 6, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Woow, your pantry is beautiful! I am working on organizing mine. I got all the supplies and found that peeling the labels was really difficult. I have never used vinyl or shelf liners. Is there a trick to it?

  14. Seana Turner on January 17, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    So, I sort of LOVE Amazon too:) I’ve never heard of chalkboard contact paper, although it is brilliant. And the “chalk” is definitely the key because it can be kind of messy to use regular chalk. Sure makes for a pretty pantry. I pinned it to my kitchen organizing board!

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