Monday, May 14, 2012

Chalkboard Tags

Wow!  Another weekend has gone in a flash.  This past weekend involved a super quick trip to Las Vegas because one of my closest and oldest friends got married.  We've known each other since we met in kindgergarten - that's a 32 year friendship, people!  I'm so, so happy for her - congratulations, Heather!  Love ya!
Now that this weekend is over, I will finally have some time to relax and get some other things done.  I'm looking forward to more projects, but, I'll just have to get myself back into the swing of things around here.

Now, on to the post for the day...chalkboard tags!

I've seen different versions for awhile on different blogs and Pinterest.  Many of them were made of vinyl that you could adhere to a plastic/glass container or a wall/door surface.  I needed mine to be as cheap as possible (yet, still lookin' like a million bucks) and also something that I would be able to make at anytime when I needed more.  So, here's a quick tutorial.

Supplies needed:
*  Cardboard
*  Scissors
*  Chalk paint
*  Jute
*  Chalk
*  Hot glue/glue gun

1)  Remember this picture from awhile ago?  As soon as I saw the spray chalk paint, I knew I could use it to make these tags.  So, get out your can of spray or regular 'ole chalk paint.

2)  Cut your cardboard to whatever size you'd like.  I didn't do any measuring - I just cut them free-hand.

3)  Spray the chalk paint onto the cardboard.  I didn't read the directions on the can until I was already in the midst of painting, but I did two quick coats.  It seemed as the though the paint dried pretty quickly - maybe because the cardboard soaks it up a bit? 

4)  And then test it out...
It was the first time I used chalk paint so I had to make sure.  :)

5)  Once dried, use your hot glue & glue gun and glue the jute around the edges of your pieces.  This will cover any raggedy and uneven edges.   Like I mentioned, I didn't do any measuring when I cut them, so my pieces weren't always straight and even.  I wasn't striving for perfection here.

6)  Then punch a hole where you would like so you can tie your tag to your item.  I used my Crop-a-dile to punch the hole.

7)  Take a thinner piece of jute (or whatever you'd like) and string it through the hole and tie it around something.  This is what I did to hang my tag from.

Ta da!  Super easy, super cute, and best of all super organized!  I made a total of 8 tags and plan on making more if I need them.  I'm using them in my linen closet & pantry so far and am loving them.

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  1. I love the chalkboard tags. I was at Collective Journey the other day and they even have "chalkboard paper". Of course I had to buy some! Who knew?

  2. what a great idea

    stopping by from tt&j

  3. Your chalkboard tags are wonderful! I love the idea of making tags to hang from baskets, organized and pretty. Your latest reader, Tanya :)

  4. Perfect! I need to make some of these myself!

    Thanks for linking this up!


  5. Cute! I never thought about using the spray paint!

    Thanks for posting!

  6. LOVE IT Chrissy!!! This idea can be used for various little projects too!! LOVE IT!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow!!


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