I love the Pottery Barn dispenser tags but I knew there had a less expensive way to make them. I checked at Walmart and the Dollar Tree but the precut wooden disks they carried were too small. I don't know about you but I need a little bit more space to write out "Lemonade" with chalk! I know I could have probably went to Hobby Lobby or Michaels but I live about 40 miles away from the nearest one. The size that Pottery Barn sold were 4 1/2 inches in diameter. My next step was to try to make them out of a homemade baked clay. FAILURE! It puffed up in places in shouldn't. So, I decided to make my own wooden disks. We purchased a sheet of 1/4 inch smooth luan plywood. This sells for about $18 so it's not cheap but I have other plans for it as well so it was worth it to me.
I cut a template out of poster board and Hunter cut out the disk for me.
He flew the coop on me before I could get him to drill holes but he had left this manual drill thingie on the side porch and I used it.
I painted them with several coats of chalkboard paint and inserted the jute string in the hole.
And here's my finished product! They turned out pretty good if I may say so myself! I'm looking forward to using them this summer.
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