Chalkboard Place Cards

Chalkboard Place Cards

At the beginning of every school year, the elementary school that my kids attend does a carnival with a big bake sale.  Since I love dessert, it is my favorite stop at the carnival.  The only problem that I have is that it is usually really busy and you don’t have a chance to ask the workers what each dessert it.  So you guess and pick one that looks good and hope that you like it.  Now, imagine if there was no guessing?!

School Bake Sale IdeasI made these chalkboard place cards for a Christmas party last year.  They were easy to make and only required chalkboard vinyl, chalk and cardstock.  They are reusable (who doesn’t love that!) and add a super cute touch to a bake sale, lemonade stand, party food table or could even be used as actual place cards for guests names.

Bake Sale Ideas Chalkboard Sign

I used the Eye of Newt Halloween Label  for the chalkboard vinyl and then stuck that to a rectangle of white cardstock.   I then glued the white cardstock  place card onto a grey cardstock place card for extra stability.

Bake Sale Sign

I also made some chalkboard tags.  They are simply made with a white tag and then a rectangle piece of chalkboard vinyl going over the bottom.

Bake Sale Chalkboard Tags

You can see that the chalkboard doesn’t wipe completely clean after each use.  I have used these place cards and tags three times now and you can still see a little remnant of the last ones but not enough to make the new bake sale food signs unreadable.

I like to use a thin chalkboard pencil to get a smaller and more legible script on the chalkboard.  I have the Dritz Quilting Chalk Cartridge Set and it works well.

Now wouldn’t these chalkboard place cards be an excellent edition to your next school bake sale!

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  1. I love the idea of making reuseable labels! I have some chalkboard vinyl that I need to do something with. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I bet your labels were a huge hit at the bake sale! What a great way to use Chalkboard Vinyl, I simply must go out and buy some now!!

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thanks Trisha! I do think the labels contributed to the increased profit compared with last year!:) Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  3. What a great idea…I love this for gift tags as well..might as well make then reusable since I hoard those gift bags as well 🙂

    • greylustergirl says:

      I totally agree Andrea! I am going to make up a whole slew of this for Christmas time! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I love tags and signs, especially cute ones like yours. I also love brownies and those look yummy! 🙂

  5. Not only do I love the place cards but put me down for some salted caramel brownies! Yum!

  6. Ok, these are just perfect! I love how you can re-use them for another purpose. I feel like I’m throwing away tags all the time! Now I just might make some gift tags like this!

    • greylustergirl says:

      I know, same here Kristy! I have started saving my tags from Christmas already but how easy and super cute would these be for Christmas gift tags! Thanks for commenting!

  7. Great idea to use the chalkboard vinyl to reuse these again and again. Very cute!

  8. This is such a cute idea! I really love that they’re reusable. I just read last week (sorry I don’t remember where) that you can clean chalkboard with Coke. Just dip your rag in it, wring it out and wipe away. I haven’t needed to try it yet but it’s worth a shot.
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze

    • greylustergirl says:

      Interesting idea Glenna! I wonder how well the coke would work on the chalkboard vinyl. I agree with you, definitely worth a shot.