On Monday, I shared an easy project for turning old Christmas tins into pretty storage containers with spray paint and vinyl chalkboard labels:
As I promised in that post, I’m sharing the free printable templates of my stencils for labels and the best part of all, you don’t have to have a fancy high dollar vinyl cutting machine to get in on all the vinyl fun.
I created various sizes and shapes of labels, for all your label making fun. Oh yea, I have pretty much labeled everything and can’t stop, which is why I was afraid to buy the Cricut or Silhouette in the first place. I know my weaknesses…
The great thing about these stencils is that you can use either vinyl or sheets of dry erase paper (at Office Depot) and use either chalk or dry erase markers.
Again, you don’t need a vinyl cutting machine and all you need is a roll of vinyl for the machines (they are sold at craft stores) and for the chalkboard, you can use either black plain or chalkboard vinyl. If you wet your chalk and slightly pat it with a towel, you can write on plain black!!
All you have to do is click and print the printable stencils directly below under the picture where is says “Free Printable Chalkboard Label Stencils”. I recommend printing on card stock so your stencil is thick and you can use it over and over:
Next, cut out one of the stencils along the outer black line with a small pair of scissors (I use my sewing scissors) and then trace the stencil with a ball point pen on the back side of your vinyl:
Cut out your label on your vinyl and you are good to go!
By the way, if you want to learn how to create other vinyl goodies like monograms, letters and designs without the need for a special machine, you need to check out this post for ideas and a tutorial: