7 Steps To DIY Chalkboard Tags

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Seven Steps Chalkboard Tags Tutorial

STEP 1:  Material.

7 Steps to DIY Chalkboard Tags

For me, any old scrap will do. In this post, I used some plywood leftovers (a quarter inch thick).

STEP 2:  Paint.

7 Steps To DIY Chalkboard Tags

After I round up the scrap wood, I gather the chalkboard paint, foam roller, and sponge brush.

I then proceed to roll on the chalkboard paint…

7 Steps To DIY Chalkboard Tags

and smooth it with a sponge brush.

7 Steps To DIY Chalkboard Tags

When it’s dry, I do another coat.  Front and back.

7 Steps To DIY Chalkboard Tags

STEP 3:  Cut.

7 Steps To DIY Chalkboard Tags

Table saw works, just choose your width.

7 Steps To DIY Chalkboard Tags

(Get someone to do this if you aren’t a practiced table saw operator.)

7 Steps to DIY Chalkboard Tags

STEP 4:  Sand.

7 Steps to DIY Chalkboard Tags

I use a 120 or 180 grit.  I just like it smooth, that’s all.

7 Steps to DIY Chalkboard Tags

STEP 5:  Cut.  (again)

7 Steps to DIY chalkboard tags

And yes, you get to decide length.  I was in the mood for squares.

7 Steps to DIY Chalkboard Tags

(If you aren’t a practiced miter saw operator, have the practiced table saw person do this for you too.)

I like to stack, but I keep the edges lined up.

STEP 6:  Drill.

7 Steps to DIY Chalkboard Tags

I chose one hole.

Like I said, I stack em.  (They slip if I don’t hold them tight.)

7 Steps to DIY Chalkboard Tags

STEP 7:  Sand.  (again)

7 Steps to DIY Chalkboard Tags

I get all edges and corners.  Using sandpaper by hand works too.

7 Steps to DIY Chalkboard Tags

At last, I add some twine or ribbon, and then I call it a day!

7 Steps to DIY Chalkboard Tags

Actually, I can’t call it a day.  There’s the issue of clean up.

7 Steps to DIY Chalkboard Tags

… and the kids homework, then dinner, and the laundry I left in the washer…..

7 Steps to DIY Chalkboard Tags

Ok.  I’ll call it a day, eventually.

7 Steps To DIY Chalkboard Tags

Check Out My Chalkboard Paint Recipe.

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