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Chalk Cloth Gift Tags


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This weekend I started tackling my Christmas crafting by knocking out the easiest project on the list.  Chalk cloth gift tags aren’t just clever, they’re reusable and a cinch to make! 

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No Sew Chalk Cloth Gift Tags

Supplies
  • Chalk cloth
  • Felt
  • Mod Podge
  • Pinking shears
  • a nail
  • upholstery/leather (?) needle
  • ribbon
Directions
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Start off by Mod Podging the felt to the back of the chalk cloth.  To provide constant pressure I stacked magazines and books on top of the two fabrics.  I let it dry overnight but I’m sure it wouldn’t take that long.

Using your pinking shears cut out rectangles, squares, circles, or whatever shaped tags you’d like.

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I had a really hard time finding a way to get the ribbon tie on the tag with the littlest amount of effort.  First I tried the hole punch, but my hands just weren’t strong enough.  Then I tried using that upholstery/leather needle, but it was just too hard. 

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What worked best was using a nail to poke a guide hole through the chalk cloth side of the tag and then using the needle to pull the ribbon through.

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Decoratively Sewn Chalk Cloth Gift Tags

Supplies
  • Chalk cloth
  • Felt
  • Pinking shears
  • a nail
  • upholstery/leather (?) needle
  • ribbon
Directions

This time we’re going to start by using the pinking shears to cut out our gift tags from the chalk cloth.

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The next step is sewing the tags onto the felt so get that sewing machine out and pick out a decorative stitch.  There’s no real need to pin the chalk cloth to the felt.  I just held it to make sure there was no puckering while I sewed around the edges of the tag.

Use the same method described above to get the ribbon tie onto the tag. 

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  1. What a great idea! This is the first time I ever heard of chalk cloth. Where did you buy it?

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  2. Cuteness to the max! I love this idea! (and that they are reusable). My late great grandma would have loved these too....she made everyone carefully unwrap their presents so she could re-use the paper. We'd love you to share it with our readers as well for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-2.html

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  3. I am crazypants for those!!!!! Crap and all the stores are closed. Sigh, I hate it when that happens! HUGS!

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  4. Such a fab idea! Visiting via Eye Heart! x

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  5. This is perfect:) I am seriously loving your post! It is so inspirational and informative. I think my subscribers would really enjoy reading this. I would love for you to come share it at Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on Frugally Sustainable (http://frugallysustainable.blogspot.com/2011/11/frugal-days-sustainable-ways-4.html). I really hope that you will put Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on your list of carnivals to visit and link to each Wednesday!

    Warmly,
    Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable
    Here's the link: http://www.frugallysustainable.com

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  6. These are AMAZING!! What a wonderfully, creative idea! They turned out so cute - I am really wanting to make my own!! I am your newest follower! I'd love for you to follow me back, if you wanto to =-) I also wanted to invite you to link up at TGIF LInky Party - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties
    Beth =-)

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  7. I've never heard of chalk clothe before--thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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  8. Love this idea. I'm currently obsessed with chalkboard contact paper and I think I'll try something similar with that.

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  9. adorable ! such a great idea ...

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