How to Make Chalkboard Tags

How to make chalkboard tags via

Isn’t this little gift tag cute? And because it’s a chalkboard it can be used over and over again. It’s like a gift on a gift!

Chalkboard gift tags via

I ordered a bunch of different shaped wood cut-outs to keep on hand. (My source was Casey’s Wood Products.)

Wood gift tags via

I drilled holes carefully in each piece and sanded any rough edges:

Making Wood gift tags via


A few coats of chalkboard spray paint:

Chalkboard Spray Paint via

To write on the tags I used Chalk Ink (My source was Chalk Ink) because it doesn’t smear and can be removed. Here’s a tag I made for Boo’s lunchbox where she keeps all her trinkets:

Chalkboard ID tags via

A few other ideas for using the tags:

Chalkboard party favor tags via

(need more party favor ideas? see my “Party Favors Ideas to Inspire” post!)

Chalkboard gift tags via

Chalkboard key ring via

Chalkboard wedding favors via

As always, let me know if you try one of these projects so I can “pin” your finished product on my new “Sharing the DIY Love” Pinterest board!


P.S. Some chalkboard paints are more porous than others and will result in ghosting from chalk and markers. To remove the “ghosting” simply spray windex on the chalkboard and lightly use a Magic Eraser to remove!




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Living a simple, creative life in #smalltownusa Bryson City, NC. Renovating a 1960s ranch house and an old train depot. Thank you for reading! Read more in my about section. 


  1. 1

    Love, Love it! Thanks for sharing your ideas :) I might do the ones for party favor for my dd’s 7th birthday :)

  2. 2

    I love chalkboard projects. I didn’t even know there was spray paint option

  3. 3


    Your blog, ideas, and honesty are just a few things I really enjoy reading on your site. You are an INSPIRATION to all. Prayers and hugs to you and your family.

    Thank you for sharing………….. :)))) Rachel

  4. 4

    I am really digging the key identifier idea. Love it!

  5. 5

    Love this idea!! Adding to my Pinterest page…another craft to make!

  6. 6

    These are so cute, espcecially the dinosaur ones. Not sure if they sell chalk spraypaint in Germany, though. Oh, how I hate that! xo Anj

  7. 7

    Diggin the practicality on this, very functional and cute. Love that.

  8. 8

    Super cute quick project! My favorite kind!

  9. 9

    If you do it on a key ring, would the chalk rub off in your bag??


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