Chalkboard Tags

  • Difficulty

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!

You need
  • 1/4" Drill Bit
  • Jute Twine
  • Tape Measure or Yard Stick
  • 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)
  • Chalkboard Paint and Roller
  • Chalk
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter
Step 1 7

Step 1

measure along painted board

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

Step 2 7

Step 2

use ruler to make lines along

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

Step 3 7

Step 3

measure along sode of board

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 7

Step 4

drill on the top corner

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 7

Step 5

drying wod

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 7

Step 6

string with tag

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

Step 7 7

Step 7

Chalkboard tags done!

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


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.