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October 22, 2012

Organizing with DIY Chalk Labels

I came across the cutest little metal bins in the Target dollar aisle and a great idea came to mind! I should use these to organize my beauty products! 

I brought them home and decided they would be even better if I put chalkboard labels on them so that I could change the labels if I decided to change the contents!

Here's the finished product:

pretty cool, right? I can't wait to put all my stuff in them!

The best part is that you can write whatever you want on the labels....just like a normal chalkboard!

So, here's a quick tutorial on how I did this so you can do it, too!

First, use masking tape to tape off a small rectangle wherever you want your chalkboard.

Next, use chalkpaint (found at hardware stores or craft stores) and brush on. Remove the tape while the paint is still wet to make sure the paint doesn't scratch.

And that's it! You can now write stuff on your new bins!
This works great for jars, too!

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  1. Great idea! I think i looked and picked up those little boxes a million times stuck with with to do with them.

  2. Your chalk labels turned out great, what a perfect way to personalize your bins!

  3. Good to "see" you again! Cute project.

  4. I love storage and organization, and I love dollar bins at any store, but Target definitely has some fun items! Thanks for posting this project, having a place for everything, and everything in it's place, keeps me at peace. :)

  5. Those are the cutest bins. I can't resist great storage either. I'm stopping by from Blogtalk and am your latest follower. Hope you will stop by and say hi.


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