Chica and Jo
...simplifying life
Chica and Jo
...simplifying life
Chica and Jo
25
NOV
2012

Reusable chalkboard gift boxes

by: Jo

Reusable chalkboard gift boxes
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I have seen quite few people on Pinterest painting kraft paper with black chalkboard paint to use as wrapping paper. Cute idea, and I love the look. However, I thought it might be more fun to paint gift boxes so that they could be reused.

I started with a few boxes I had lying around the craft room.

chalkboard gift boxes

I did a quick basecoat of white on the Quaker Oats canisters to cover the design. Then I chose a color scheme and got to work painting. I used Americana acrylic paint in the colors “Indian Turquoise” and “Santa Red”. What a fitting name for the red, huh?

chalkboard gift boxes

Once my paint was dry, I painted on some Americana Chalkboard Coating. This stuff is awesome! It turns any painted surface into a chalkboard so you aren’t stuck with just black.

chalkboard gift boxes

I painted the entire red box with the Chalkboard Coating. On the canisters, I only painted the areas between the decorative stenciled borders. Then all I had to do was put the gift inside and write the to/from info with chalk.

chalkboard gift boxes

I love how they turned out and I am certain Chica will be thrilled to receive them and reuse them!

chalkboard gift boxes

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2 comments so far:

  • 1
    Granny Sarah 12/17/2012 at 5:01 pm

    WOW! This is super!

  • 2
    tariq rashid durrani 03/23/2013 at 5:16 am

    wow this is superb idea………

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