Joy from Joys of Home took some plain wooden tags she found at the dollar store (I have some of these – you get about 8 for $1) and painted them with chalkboard paint! What a genius application! She made mini chalkboard tags useful for all sorts of things. You can use them for gift tags, to hang on doorknobs, to write notes to special someones. So simple, but lots of fun! I recently discovered chalkboard paint in different colors (orange! purple!) in my craft store’s hobby painting aisle. Martha Stewart also has a recipe for making your own chalkboard paint in any color you like (scroll to the bottom of the article for the recipe)! [click here for Joys of Home’s original article & how-to]

Project Estimate:

  • Wooden tags, 8 for $1
  • Chalkboard paint, $6.02 (or use 40% off coupon at craft store, or make your own)

Total: $7 (or less than $1 each)