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Chalkboard Tags

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SKILL LEVEL

Pauline shows us how to make trendy chalkboard tags have so many uses throughout the year from place setting cards, door signs, gift tags and more!

by Dremel ®

203 PROJECTS

Supplies Needed For This Project

TOOL

SM20-01 Saw-Max Tool Kit

Model # SM20

ACCESSORY

SM600 3" Wood & Plastic Flush Cut Wheel

Model # SM600

ACCESSORY

SM840 Saw-Max™ Miter Guide

Model # SM840

TOOL

Multi-Max™ MM40

Model # MM40

ACCESSORY

60, 120 and 240 Grit Sand Paper - Wood

Model # MM70W

Materials

  • 1

    Tape Measure or Yard Stick
  • 1

    Drill with 1/4" drill bit
  • 1

    A Section of 1/4 in. Plywood (I used a scrap I had laying around, about 20 x 23", which gave me about 20 tags in all)
  • 1

    Chalkboard Paint and Roller
  • 1

    Chalk
  • 1

    Jute Twine

Let's Get Started

To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.

STEP 1

Step 1

Paint your sheet of plywood with chalkboard paint (both sides optional). Do at least two coats.

STEP 2

Step 2

Measure and mark strips with chalk (I chose to mark strips at 3 in).

STEP 3

Step 3

Clamp the painted sheet to a table, then clamp a 1" board along your first mark. Use your Dremel Saw-Max (with the flush cut wheel) to cut your first strip. Repeat.

STEP 4

Step 4

Stack painted strips and measure/mark how wide you want your tags to be (I chose 5.5 in). Making sure all edges are aligned, clamp the Dremel Miter Guide to your stack and the worktable. Make your cut, repeat.

STEP 5

Step 5

Drill holes in upper corners. If you choose to stack tags when drilling, be sure to align the edges carefully and clamp the tags to the table to avoid slipping (I usually don't stack and drill more than 3 or 4 tags at a time).

STEP 6

Step 6

Sand the edges of your tags with the Dremel Multi-Max.

STEP 7

Step 7

Now grab your tags, some jute twine, and run... (Because your neighbors are gonna want 'em!)

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