Chalkboard Organization Labels

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Easy Homemade chalkboard organization labels

Getting organized is always on the top of my new year’s resolution list, and clear chalkboard paint can be a super helpful solution. I found these pretty organization boxes recently that matches the rest of my office accessories, and wanted to add some pretty labels on them.

colored chalkboard painted wood labels


I used Americana® clear chalkboard coating along with Americana Multi-surface paints in a variety of pretty coordinating colors to customize these unfinished shaped wood pieces. I found all of them at my local Michael’s craft store.


painted wood craft organization labels

The first step was to paint the wood pieces. I painted two coats on each and let them dry.

clear chalkboard step 2

Then it was time to apply the clear chalkboard coating. The trick is to apply two coats on top of each other but in different directions. I applied the first coat horizontally, let dry at least an hour, and then the second coat vertically.

clear chalkboard paint step 1

After the chalkboard coating was dry, it was time to prime the surface by rubbing chalk over the surface.

chalkboard homemade labels

Then I cleaned it with a wet cloth and my chalkboard labels were ready!

Craft organization solution

This way if I decide to change out what goes inside each box, I can simply erase and write a new label with chalk.

Chalkboard organization labels

Clear chalkboard coating is so easy to use! Try it the next time you want to customize or personalize a surface. It’s a great tool to get organized.


Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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