I used pieces of wood that I had to cut, drill holes in, sand, prime, and then paint with chalkboard paint. They were way too time consuming for my taste. This was before I realized that they sold chalkboard Contact Paper. Woo hoo! It comes in 6 foot lengths so there will be plenty left over to chalkboard more stuff to your hearts content…doors, sheet metal for memo boards, etc.
- Chalkboard Contact Paper
- A file folder or cardstock paper (I just recycled an old file folder)
- A plastic card (That explains the Bruster’s card.)
- The template for tracing your tag’s shape
- A paper trimmer OR scissors (a paper trimmer = quicker + neater cuts)
- A hole puncher
- Hole reinforcement stickers
- A white chalk pen (These last soooo much longer than real chalk)
- Real chalk
- Number stencils (optional)
- Jute twine or whatever you want to use to tie your tags to your baskets
Cut your contact paper’s length slightly longer than the length of your file folder so you’ll have a little room for error.
Remove the backing to the contact paper, place your folder to one side and fold in half. You can reposition it if you have any wrinkles. You are more or less laminating your folder with the contact paper.
Cut out your tag template and trace your shape onto the chalkboard paper with a pencil. You can barely see the markings of where I traced out eight tags below. Don’t forget to mark your hole placement. I had to make my holes slightly lower so I would have room for the hole reinforcement stickers.
You can use a stencil for the numbers. This was pretty easy with the chalk pen because it is similar to a paint pen. If you mess up, wipe it off with a damp paper towel, “prime” it again, and start over.
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