DIY Chalkboard and Origami Wrapping Paper

DIY Chalkboard Wrapping Paper
Hello all. I know it's been a while (over a month - *gulp*) since I last wrote a blog post. I have been busy buying up the whole world (AKA shopping for Christmas).

Ever since I saw chalkboard wrapping paper on Pinterest I knew I needed some for myself. So when Terrain had an awesome Black Friday sale, or course I had to buy some of their black kraft wrapping paper. I believe they're sold out now, but you can still find it on Etsy HERE.

I used a white charcoal pencil to draw my designs. Here are a few of my favorites. Please don't make fun of my (horrid) wrapping skills.


DIY Chalkboard Wrapping Paper
I think I'm the most proud of this one. I used this chalkboard sign from Etsy as inspiration.


DIY Chalkboard Wrapping Paper
A tiny bow for out little niece Susan. Inspiration from this post by Going Home to Roost.


DIY Chalkboard Wrapping Paper
I made an origami box (more on that below) and used this free wreath printable as inspiration.


DIY Chalkboard Wrapping Paper
This is another one that I'm quite happy with. I used this photo from Pinterest as inspiration.


DIY Origami Gift Box
DIY Origami Gift Box
I couldn't find a box the proper size for a gift for my older sister, so I made an origami one. HERE is the tutorial I used. I used some wrapping paper that I had leftover from last year as the lid, and chalkboard paper as the bottom. It's a tiny bit lopsided, but I'm happy with the end result.


To sum up:

Buy the wrapping paper HERE.
Find the origami box tutorial HERE.
Use a charcoal pencil for drawing.
Search on Pinterest for design inspiration.


What are YOU doing for gift wrap this year?


4 comments

  1. I am in awe. What a great idea. You draw an excellent bow. And it's nice to see your blog post--you are a busy mom.

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    1. Aw thanks, Mimsie! I'm not very good at drawing "off the top of my head" -- I need a reference. :) Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

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  2. What Joy to receive gifts like these!
    I wish I could draw... I'm a firm believer that the wrapping of the gift it half the gift itself. This year however, I'm going a bit easy on the wrapping, in fact, I have literally just finished wrapping the last gift, since I'm due with our second child, a little girl, this Sunday and have started having contractions.. so if my family receives gifts that look a little wonky this year, they'll have to excuse me :)
    Happy Christmas to you a your's from me!
    Anna

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    1. Oh, congratulations! Hope your labor goes as smoothly and with as little pain as possible. What an amazing Christmas gift!

      Yes, I really need to just sit down and watch video tutorial about how to wrap gifts properly. My packages are ALWAYS wonky unless Reuben helps me. :P

      May you and your family have a very Merry Christmas as well, Anna!

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