DIY Chalkboard Tags

Have you seen the chalkboard tags that you can use on gifts, bottles, etc?  They’re typically used to label drinks or supplies.  Some of them can be a little pricey and most of them are in black.  Today, I thought we’d make some of our own chalkboard tags and in fun colors of your choice.  Let’s take a look!

DIY-Chalkboard-Tags-Crafts-UnleashedSupplies needed to make your own DIY chalkboard tags:supply-list

Step One:  Drill holes into your wooden tags.  I used a drill bit sized at 5/64.  For these wood tags, I placed a hole on each side.  Depending on the size of your tags, you might want to have only one in the center.

DIY-chalkboard-tags-Crafts-Unleashed-2Step Two:  Paint the wooden tags.  I used a khaki, light blue and coral acrylic paint.

DIY-chalkboard-tags-Crafts-Unleashed-3I also made a couple with black chalkboard paint too.

DIY-chalkboard-tags-Crafts-Unleashed-4Step Three:  Sand your edges (optional).  I like mine to look a little ‘less new’, so I decided to sand all my edges and expose the wood a tiny bit.

DIY-chalkboard-tags-Crafts-Unleashed-5Step Four:  Apply Clear Chalkboard Coating.  The tags that we painted with acrylic paint will now need a coat of this clear magic {hee-hee}.  It will turn any paint into a chalkboard!

Please Note:  If you use a chalkboard or chalk paint, you can skip this step.

DIY-chalkboard-tags-Crafts-Unleashed-6Step Five:  Attach twine.  I used a piece of twine measured at 8-1/2″.  Insert each end of your twine or string through your holes and knot.  You’re done!

DIY-chalkboard-tags-Crafts-Unleashed-1I think these DIY chalkboard tags would make the perfect addition to colorful birthday parties or holiday celebrations!  Happy crafting, friends.

About Kelly

Kelly is the crafter, cook and writer behind the creative lifestyle blog, There you will find that she blogs about DIY projects, crafts, recipes, and life’s moments. She has a love for vintage finds, the color turquoise and has a mild addiction to coffee. Kelly lives in St. Louis, MO with her husband and their two furry friends, Parker and Buster. Grab a cup of joe and stop by to say hello!


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