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Friday Favorites: DIY Chalkboard Buffet Labels

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I came across these fantastic chalkboard tags on Etsy when looking for ideas for my country themed candy buffet.  I love the chalkboard look, but was not really sold on the idea of messing around with actual sticks of chalk and handwriting each label so I decided to come up with my own solution.

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I already had a chalkboard background and several chalk-like fonts on my computer so I decided designing and printing something would be the easiest way to recreate the look.  To make the wooden frame, I remembered that I still had a bag of coffee stirrers lying around the house from a previous project.  They were easy to cut to length with scissors and I simply attached them to the paper with double sided tape.

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To finish the labels off for the candy buffet, they are either getting a clothespin glued to the back or they will be tied around the candy containers with string.

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I am very happy with the final result and love that the fonts give a more consistent look then I could have gotten by handwriting each one.

All in all it was a pretty quick project and cost me very little.  If you don’t already have them on hand, the basic supplies like cardstock, coffee stirrers, double sided tape, and clothespins can all be found at the dollar store.

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