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!