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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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