Faux Chalkboard Medallion Labels

Project: playroom is in full swing, and I’ve been organizing and decorating like crazy! The kid’s toys were overflowing out of toy boxes and into every part of the house, so it was definitely time to get things in order! Last week I showed you the perfect toy storage solution I found for their playroom:
I hope it gave you some great organizing ideas! Did you notice the cute little faux chalkboard medallion labels I made for the drawers?
Well today I’m going to show you how I made them! 
I started by picking up 2 inch wood medallions from Hobby Lobby. 
I drilled a small hole through the top center of each circle. 
Next I painted the sides and backs of my circles white. While I waited for the paint to dry, I created these chalkboard style labels in Microsoft Word using a great tutorial from How to Nest for Less:

I printed the labels out on cardstock, cut them out, and glued them onto the wooden circles, trimming any excess paper off the edges. I used a craft knife to poke a hole through the paper where I drilled into the wood. Then I applied a layer of Mod Podge over the front and sides of the circles to give them extra durability.

My printer printed the chalkboard background kind of funky, even though I had just changed the ink cartridges recently, but I still think they look great!

Then I attached the chalkboard labels to the drawers with twine, and showed the boys exactly where all their toys go!
I just love the way they turned out! It makes cleaning up so easy for the kids, and they look adorable against the bright green and blue drawers!

If you’d like to see more about how I organized their toys, click HERE.  

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Comments

  1. Love the faux chalkboard look…I think the way your printer printed them makes it look very real!!! And much more durable than an actual chalkboard!!!

  2. Liz, what an awesome idea! Seems easy enough for me to do.. ;)
    Great idea for organizing kids’ space, but also great for adults too! I’m going to use it for my own bins of “stuff”, so it will help me find things easier and faster (in my old age).
    Have a great upcoming weekend!
    Sandy

  3. Great idea. It looks wonderful. I live all of the bins and labels.
    Ruth

  4. How cute! And the labels can’t be rubbed off or become mini art boards.

  5. This is a really cute way to label and organise your child’s toys! Thanks for sharing!

  6. These are soooo cute!! Love them! New follower! Lovin your blog!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

  7. This is so simple yet awesome! I love this and might use it for some of my crafting supplies! Thanks for sharing the great idea!

  8. Such a smart idea Liz! It looks great! :)

  9. Ooohhh cute cute!! So organized! I love it :)

  10. Great idea to print them out on cardstock fro a faux chalkboard look!
    -Lora

  11. Love the they are faux, but look so real.

  12. Love the look of those Liz!! perfect and they really are perfect with the other colors! great way to label and organize!

  13. This looks great! I love your organization ;) I seem to keep clicking your posts from parties ;)

  14. Really cute idea!

  15. Liz this is such a cute idea! What a cute way to get organized!! Pinned!

  16. Genius – LOVE the chalkboard look without the mess!

  17. Great idea. I have some baskets that might need some labels like this. Love it if you would link up to my party.

    http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/

  18. Love this look! The wooden tags with printed chalkboard look – genius! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

  19. Hi Liz. I am featuring your faux chalkboard labels on my blog today. Thanks so much for linking it up. The next party starts later today. I would love it if you would link up again. Thanks again.

    http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/

  20. Oh my gosh, Liz, I love these labels!!! So cute and durable for a playroom!

    • Liz Fourez says:

      Thanks Selene! That’s exactly what I was going for with my crazy little boys… durable! Lol! I figured I’d get a nice, long life out of these, and the adorable chalkboard finish is just a bonus ;)

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