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DIY Wooden Chalkboard Gift Tags

By: Sweet Stella's
November 25, 2013

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DIY Wooden Chalkboard Gift Tags
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Every year as we get closer and closer to Christmas, I start thinking about unique ways to spruce up my gift presentation. Some years it involves names written on wrapping paper in different lettering, other years it involves glittery ribbon, bakers twine and non-bow embellishments.

This year, I decided to bring my love of all things chalkboard into my wrapping and whip up some simple and easy DIY Wooden Chalkboard Gift Tags.

Items needed:

  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz - Cotton Ball
  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz - Turf Green
  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz - Lipstick
  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz - Cocoa Bean
  • Americana Chalkboard Paint 2oz - Black Slate Chalkboard Paint
  • Small wooden tags from Michaels
  • Paint Brushes


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First you will want to take the SKU stickers off of your wooden tags and make sure they are free from dust that may have attached to them while sitting on the shelf at Michaels.

Next, paint your Chalkboard Paint in one, consistent direction. I chose to paint my first coat on the horizontal, so that I would have minimal brushstrokes for my second coat.

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Wait one hour, and then paint your second coat going in the opposite direction. Allow to dry for 24 hours to ensure that the paint cure properly.

Next, add some details in green, red, white and brown to match your Christmas color palette using Americana Acrylics or Multi Surface Satin. Think dashes, dots, piping around the edge of your mini chalkboards.

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Now, rub with chalk, then wipe clean.

Tie your pretty packages with ribbon, fabric, burlap or twine, then loop your wooden chalkboard gift tags on using contrasting ribbon, twine, or yarn. Write a simple note of JOY, PEACE, or LOVE or the monogram of your gift recipient.

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Happy gift giving, and warm wishes from the Sweet Stella’s studio.

Be sure to visit Sweet Stella's  for more projects and to learn more about Shannon.


Such an inspiring and great blog.


February 16, 2016

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