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20 November 2014

DIY Chalkboard Gift Tags

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Everybody welcome back Jill of Snugglebug University for a fun new tutorial!
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For right now though, get ready to get crafting with Jill!  Take it away darling!

DIY Chalkboard Gift Tags Christmas Craft Idea

Hi all!  So excited to be back at the Nest today!  I don't know about the rest of you, but I LOVE a pretty present.  I also totally dig this latest trend of chalkboards everywhere, and after discovering chalkcloth last year, I couldn't wait to whip up some chalk "board" gift tags this holiday season. Have you heard of Chalk Cloth before?  It's basically a oil cloth-like fabric that acts just like a chalkboard.  Pretty awesome stuff huh?

 I know what you're thinking--I'm already so busy that I totally don't have time for to make these! They really only take a few minutes to make.  In fact, I sewed mine, but you could totally just glue them instead.  I made a bunch and plan on letting my kids decorate them.  Alright, let's get started!

What you'll need:

The back of the chalk cloth is really bumpy, so I like to use felt to cover it.  A credit card or cup are great sizes to trace for your gift tags!

DIY Chalkboard Gift Tags Christmas Craft Idea

I start out by tracing what I want my tags to look like.  
You'll need to trace the shape both on the card and on the felt.

DIY Chalkboard Gift Tags Christmas Craft Idea

Once you are done tracing, go ahead and cut out the shape.

DIY Chalkboard Gift Tags Christmas Craft Idea

Now I just like to sew a narrow stitch all around both layers (the felt and the chalkcloth) to attach them together.

DIY Chalkboard Gift Tags Christmas Craft Idea

All finished sewing!

(Note, my machine seemed to sew the chalk cloth easily with just a normal foot and needle,
 but if your machine is struggling, glue should work just as well!)

DIY Chalkboard Gift Tags Christmas Craft Idea

I used a regular hole punch to punch a hole in the tag (to attach a ribbon!)

DIY Chalkboard Gift Tags Christmas Craft Idea

Now's the fun part...Embellishing with your chalk pens! 
These pens are great because your drawing stays on really well until you clean them with a damp paper towel.

DIY Chalkboard Gift Tags Christmas Craft Idea

Do you love them?  I'd love to hear what you think!

DIY Chalkboard Gift Tags Christmas


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These are fantastic Jill and love how they are a little gift in themselves!  Totally in the mood for gift wrapping now!



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