Sunday, June 12, 2011

Cheap and Easy “Chalkboard” Labels

 

  1. Go here to download the chalkboard font called, “Eraser”
  2. Open the zip folder with the font and double-click the font file
  3. When the font file opens, click “Install” This will install the font in your systemimage
  4. Open Microsoft Excel
  5. Type each label you want in a column of cellsimage
  6. Select all the cells with your labels in themimage
  7. Change the font to “Eraser”image
  8. Change the font to the size desiredimage
  9. You will need to adjust the cell size to fit the textimage
  10. Change the fill color to blackimage
  11. Change the font color to whiteimage
  12. Print the selection

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13.  Cut out each “label” and tape to your item to be labeled. 

I use 3M Packing Tape for just about everything!  If I am labeling a jar I just tape the ‘label’ to the jar.  If I am taping it to a basket or going to attach it with a ribbon, I ‘laminate’ the label with my packing tape and then attach it.  Does that makes sense?

One tip to save on printer ink is to only make the label the size you need.  You don’t want to print up a lot of extra black!

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.  I will submit your questions to my wonderful ‘tech support’, the one who did this wonderful post for me!  Thanks Josh.

2 comments:

Joyfulmomofmany said...

Thanks Michelle! Great tutorial~ I thought your jars were adorable! Appreciate you taking the time to post this!

elaine said...

wow! thanks for taking the time to put this together (you and your "tech support") :)