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Chalkboard gift tags

Merriment :: Chalkboard gift tags by Kathy Beymer

I came up with the idea of this chalkboard gift tag to add a wink to Chad and Shayda’s engagement party gift. But I think these tags would be great on children’s birthday gifts and teacher’s gifts too.

Supplies:

COPYRIGHT NOTE: You’re more than welcome to use this idea for your own personal use. Please post a comment below or email me if you use this project so I can smile when I see that it’s being used. Craft and pass it on!

Merriment :: Chalkboard gift tags by Kathy Beymer

First cut a rectangle out of the colored thick paper using a paper trimmer. Mine was 3 inches by 4 inches. Using the paper, cut a rectangle of the same size from the chalkboard fabric.

A quick pause here. I am *totally* in love with chalk cloth. It’s soft and pliable, sort of the weight of oilcloth fabric. Oh my god, my head is spinning with all the things I can make out of this glorious stuff. You rub it with chalk to prime before using and then draw away! Wipe clean with a damp sponge.

Merriment :: Chalkboard gift tags by Kathy Beymer

Cut a piece of ribbon and fold in half. Make your loop big if tying on a gift bag. Tuck the ribbon raw ends between the chalk cloth and paper. Sew around the rectangle, backstitching a couple stitches or tying off ends. Use a box cutter to even up the sides if you’re anal like me. Then write your gift message on the paper side of the tag.

Merriment :: Chalkboard gift tags by Kathy Beymer

Here’s a trick: Use a piece of sandpaper to rough up all sides of your chalk. You’ll like the look better while avoid permanently scratching the fabric. Write and draw on your gift tag.

Merriment :: Chalkboard gift tags by Kathy Beymer

Tie a ribbon around the box. Slip the gift tag through the ribbon and tie a knot.

I have more chalkboard ideas up my sleeve coming soon. What are you making with chalkboard??

COPYRIGHT NOTE: You’re more than welcome to use this project and pattern for your own personal use. Please post a comment below or email me if you use this project so I can smile when I see that it’s being used. Craft and pass it on!

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Hope

Monday 15th of June 2009

I love your gift tags. I have a couple project I've been doing with chalkcloth on my blog.

Merriment :: Kathy Beymer

Thursday 19th of June 2008

Thanks, Chicago Cal! I know, I'm fighting it too. Please continue to keep me company and I'll look forward to posting your ideas someday.

Chicago Cal

Wednesday 18th of June 2008

I just stumbled on your blog. I love it! You've (almost) inspired me to get crafty again...but it's summer and I'm lazy :) Please keep the great ideas coming, though, and who knows, maybe I can share with you some day.

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