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.
I think I'm the most proud of this one. I used this chalkboard sign from Etsy as inspiration.
A tiny bow for out little niece Susan. Inspiration from this post by Going Home to Roost.
I made an origami box (more on that below) and used this free wreath printable as inspiration.
This is another one that I'm quite happy with. I used this photo from Pinterest as inspiration.
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?