Jun 18, 2011

{Burlap Chalkboard Tags and a Give Away!}

Some of my favorite things; burlap and chalkboard. Now, I have them all together in one thing...a tag to label all of my junk that is in my new Ikea baskets I recently painted for our kitchen (read about that in this post).

I thought the tags turned out pretty well, and I thought I would post on how I made them if you wanted to try it yourself. 

In celebration of this blog, I also thought I would do my first little "give away"!  Read below for the details!

What you will need to make these super cute tags:
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Jute string
  • A piece of balsa wood (I got mine from the craft wood section at Hobby Lobby)
  • Burlap
  • Fray Check
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors

Mark the balsa wood.  I marked at 2 1/2 inches, but your markings will depend on what size you want your tags.

Spray the balsa squares with spray chalkboard paint.

While you wait for the spray paint to dry, cut the burlap.  I just cut mine about 3 1/2 inches wide and 3 inches tall.  Again, I just went for about a 1 inch overhang, so you sizing will depend on your wood sizes.

 Use "fray check" to make sure the burlap doesn't fall apart.

Once the spray paint dries, use hot glue to attach the burlap to the back of the little chalkboards.  On the back of the burlap, use a blob of glue to attach the jute string as a tie.  Instead of the jute string, any ribbon color or design would be a super cute alternative.

Tie them to a basket!

And now for what you all have been waiting for... 

{A Charming Nest} Give Away!

In celebration of {A Charming Nest} blog and the idea of possibly starting an Etsy store (if I can find the time), I will be giving away one set of FIVE chalkboard tags to ONE {Charming Reader}!  All you have to do is leave a comment to this post by Thursday, June 23, 2011 at Midnight, 12 am, Eastern Time.  We will then pick the winner randomly and announce the winner on Friday!  We will ship your tags to you!

Here's what you could win...
I could see them as a great addition to any kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room.  Good Luck!

***Posting a comment...Do not leave your address in the comment.  I will publish your name to {A Charming Nest} blog on Friday, June 24, 2011.  If you are the winner, you will need to email acharmingnest@gmail.com your address.  We will communicate privately through email about how you would like me to send the tags to you.  Just make sure you include your name in your comment so I know who the winner is when I choose randomly! 


  1. Erin-You are so creative! I love reading all of your ideas! ~Jen White

  2. What a cute idea! I can thunk of some bears that would go nicely with those! - Sally

  3. Erin! I die - everything you do is amazing. Can you come spend next summer with me and help me redo my house? Pretty please! :)
    I just got some new storage boxes for the playroom and these would look adorable on them!

  4. Erin,
    Your blog is one of my favorite reads! I love all that you are doing to your new house; such an inspiration! Hope you are well!


  5. As I was reading this I was thinking...she needs to open an etsy store...go for it (please!).

  6. Super cute. I wish I was crafty like you. It is like I am looking at magazine ads when I see your posts.

  7. Cute....love this! I'm following you now! :)


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