Seven Steps Chalkboard Tags Tutorial
STEP 1: Material.
For me, any old scrap will do. In this post, I used some plywood leftovers (a quarter inch thick).
STEP 2: Paint.
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…
and smooth it with a sponge brush.
When it’s dry, I do another coat. Front and back.
STEP 3: Cut.
Table saw works, just choose your width.
(Get someone to do this if you aren’t a practiced table saw operator.)
STEP 4: Sand.
I use a 120 or 180 grit. I just like it smooth, that’s all.
STEP 5: Cut. (again)
And yes, you get to decide length. I was in the mood for squares.
(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.
I chose one hole.
Like I said, I stack em. (They slip if I don’t hold them tight.)
STEP 7: Sand. (again)
I get all edges and corners. Using sandpaper by hand works too.
At last, I add some twine or ribbon, and then I call it a day!
Actually, I can’t call it a day. There’s the issue of clean up.
… and the kids homework, then dinner, and the laundry I left in the washer…..
Ok. I’ll call it a day, eventually.
Check Out My Chalkboard Paint Recipe.
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