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Make the best of everything!: Chalkboard Wrapping Paper

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Chalkboard Wrapping Paper

I broke out the chalkboard paint because my chalkboard table needed a touch up.  While I was painting the blocks for Hadley's birthday present.  I had spilled some paint on my table.

While I had the chalkboard paint out, I wanted to paint a few other things.  I painted a vase and a flower pot.  I thought It would be fun to try to make chalkboard wrapping paper.

I can't believe I have never posted a wrapping paper post before.  I LOVE wrapping presents.  I often have a secret competition with my family members during Christmastime on who can wrap the best presents.

In all this chalkboard craze going around Pinterest, I can't believe I have never actually seen chalkboard wrapping paper before.   I realize that It might be easier to paint a gift box with chalkboard paint.  But I wanted to wrap one of my son's birthday gifts. ( a book).

I often keep plain brown shipping paper around.  I think that simple wrapping paper can look really fantastic.  I cut a nice sized piece of brown shipping paper to paint with chalkboard paint.

This was a great opportunity to try this.  Since I needed to touch up my chalkboard table anyway, I painted this paper on that surface.  If the weather is nice, you can attempt to paint your wrapping paper outside as well.

Using a roller,  I painted my brown shipping paper with chalkboard paint.  It definitely absorbed more paint then I thought it would.

I let my paper dry overnight.  It was a little bumpy at first.  After a while it started to smooth out a bit.  The bumps didn't bother me.  When I wrap gifts I like them to look rustic.

All in All, I think the Chalkboard wrapping paper turned out great.  My only mishap was that after my projects were done, I actually spilled chalkboard paint on my floor.  Im not sure when I personally will break out the chalkboard paint again.

But don't let my clumsiness stop you from creating chalkboard wrapping paper for the upcoming Christmas season!


At October 6, 2012 at 6:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great idea. I've been wanting to paint part of one of our walls in the kitchen with chalkboard paint. Never thought to paint a table tough let alone paper :0)

Thanks for sharing

At October 6, 2012 at 9:46 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

What a fun idea- love the way it turned out (but bummer about the paint spill)!

At October 7, 2012 at 7:09 AM , Blogger Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Okay, that's fabulous! Love a great new way to do something and I too try to always keep brown paper in the house because I'm often sending my kids things in the mail. I'll have to try this. Thanks so much for sharing your idea! I'll pin it and we'll get started letting the Pinterest world see and hear about your great idea!

At October 7, 2012 at 9:03 AM , Blogger Ana Love Craft said...

WOW!!! Fabulous idea, I love chalkboard since I remember me :)!Tanks for sharing this idea!
I'd love for you to visit my blog.

Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft

At October 7, 2012 at 2:32 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

This is such a cute idea! I love to see new projects with chalkboard paint.

Michele @ Better Organized Living

At October 7, 2012 at 10:34 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Hi there! I’m going to start hosting a weekly blog hop on Sundays on my blog, WTFab. I’m looking for 4 co-hosts each week, starting October 14th and was wondering if you’d be interested! It’ll be a fun way to gain more followers and make new blog friends. If you want to be a co-host, you can email me at: whatthefab@gmail.com

At October 8, 2012 at 12:03 AM , Blogger Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said...

That is such a fun idea!

At October 8, 2012 at 9:33 PM , Blogger Carrie Rowe said...

Great idea! I would totally open this carefully and re-use (no matter who made fun of me ;)

At October 9, 2012 at 9:46 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

amazing - I love creative wrapping - and this is super cute

At October 10, 2012 at 9:47 AM , Blogger the cape on the corner said...

what a great idea!

At October 10, 2012 at 3:22 PM , Blogger Mixed Kreations said...

What a great idea. I bet the grandkids would love to receive their gifts in chalkboard paper. This is so cool! Thank you for sharing. Pinning and sharing.

Linda @ MixedKreations.com/blog

At October 11, 2012 at 2:49 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

FAB idea! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

At October 12, 2012 at 3:24 AM , Blogger Dom said...

super cute. Great idea. :)


At October 12, 2012 at 7:56 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

So clever - love it!


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