Chalkboard Name Tag Clips
Well after a two week hiatus I am back! I was actually busy with my real job, you know the one that pays the bills, and allows me to do the fun blog projects in my free time. It just turned out that I did not have any free time over the last two weeks. I’m back now, and I should have a few weeks of uninterrupted blogging, at least mid November, then I will probably have to disappear again. But I’ll be back. I can’t really stay away.
My project this week to make chalkboard name tag clips. I used chalkboard paint, so that I can change the labels whenever I want. I just ordered some chalk markers on Ebay too, so I’m excited to get those soon. I think it will make these name tags look even better!
I started out with those little 59 cent plaques at Michael’s. They have several different shapes, and I bought them all! I actually won a $25 dollar gift card there from the Frugal Girls blog, and when I went there to spend it, these tags just popped into my head!
I also purchased some wood clothes pins. I already had the paint. I used Gorilla Glue as well. If you don’t have some, I highly recommend it. It’s really useful in lots of situations!
I took the plaques and painted them out with black chalkboard paint. It took about three coats of paint. Once they were dry, I took white craft paint and just a little white around the edge detail to highlight it. Also because I thought it would look good with the white chalk writing.
Once that was dry, I flipped them over and put a quick coat of black on the back. Not sure this was necessary, but I didn’t want to have to paint them after the clothes pins were stuck on there so I figured I’d play it safe. It turns out you really couldn’t see the back at all in the finished product. So you can skip this step if you like.
I took my clothes pins outside and cut them down on my miter saw. Watch your fingers on this! I had to get my hands fairly close to the blade and I always get nervous when that happens. Obviously cut the end that isn’t the clip part off or will end up with a pile of useless clothes pins! I used two clothes pins per plaque. And let me just say, you can stick a lot of papers in there and they are not going anywhere! They will hold a lot.
After that I flipped them over and put something heavy on each clip for about an hour. As you can see it was whatever I could grab.
After that you can use your clips! And there are so many ways! I used them to hold papers, clipped them on my baskets as name tags, and even glued thee of them to a board to form a paper holder for my chalkboard wall. Which is by the way a post for tomorrow. So you’ll have to check back then to see my new improved garage entrance!
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