I love making chalkboards of all sizes and shapes, they are so versatile. Today, I’m going to give you tips on how to make small chalkboard tags.
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Easy Small Chalkboard Tags
I keep all of my scraps no matter how small. I found a couple of pieces of thin plywood that were similar in size. They would be perfect to use for my small chalkboard tags. The long strip was so easy to paint with my small foam roller.
You can buy this type of wood at Hobby Lobby
You can see the ones on the right were already cut on my miter saw when I figured out it would be easier to wait and cut them AFTER they were painted. That’s why I’m here, to help you learn how to DIY smart! By cutting them first, I found they were more difficult to paint than the long strip of thin plywood on the left.
Trim small plywood on miter saw
When the chalkboard paint was dry, then I took the long strip to the compound miter saw and cut them into squares and rectangles. Of course I had to touch up two sides with some chalkboard paint, but it was much easier this way than cutting them and then painting.
I drilled small holes on both sides (top) of some of the chalkboard tags, and only one small hole on the others so they can be used as chalkboard price tags for craft shows.
Attach to wire baskets
You can see the details of this wire basket organizer with small chalkboard here.
The small wooden chalkboards came in very handy at Glendale 2016 as hanging price tags on my signs and other items.
If you don’t have scrap plywood to make your own, you could pick up these wooden chalkboards on Amazon.
What would you use these small chalkboard tags for?
Gail in Central FL
$8 for a hot dog!!! Whoa....smile...bit love the signs.
Those aren't my tags.... those are available on Amazon. I never even really looked at the prices on the tags. hahahah
Christina in FL
Oooo very good idea Gail! And I think there is chalkboard paint in different colors also. 🙂 Unlimited possibilities ... thank you!!
I love, love, love chalkboards in all sizes Christina.... I think I'll be making more of these in the future.
These are fantastic and would be great hanging around the neck of four painted bottles with the letters F A L L on them, and a few twigs or dry grasses in each one. They'd make a nice mantle or picture window display.
The price tags are great too - and a nice little reusable "extra" to enjoy with a purchase - always nice for the customer! 🙂
Great ideas Karen! 🙂
thanks for the tips.
Jeanine Okio B Designs
Love them. I use them a lot in the house too.