Continuing the theme of reusable gift wrap from day one of 25 days of crafts, I made simple and inexpensive chalkboard gift tags that can easily be reused throughout the year.
DIY chalkboard gift tags
While the tags are simple to create, make sure to give yourself time to let the paint dry between coats.
- Wood rectangles, approximately 2″ x 3″
- Black acrylic paint
- Clear chalkboard coating
- Chalkboard pen
- Glue gun and glue stick
- Foam brush
- Washi tape (optional)
- Exacto knife
- Painter’s tape
Create a 1/4″ border by taping around the outer edge of the wood rectangle. (In a pinch I used masking tape instead of painter’s tape but recommend the latter for cleaner edges.)
Apply black acrylic paint inside the taped border and allow to dry.
With a clean brush, apply a single coat of the clear chalkboard coating and let dry.
Step 4 (optional)
For a punch of color, use washi tape to decorate the clothespin.
Disassemble the clothespin by removing the spring. Apply the washi tape and with an Exacto knife trim off the excess. Reassemble.
Apply glue to the bottom half of the front side of the clothespin.
Adhere the clothespin to the back side of the wood rectangle leaving the top half visible. You can attach it to either the longer or short edge of the rectangle for a landscape or portrait-oriented tag, respectively.
Ding, ding, ding, you’re done! You’ve just made a chalkboard gift tag!
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