Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Neighbor Gift with DIY Chalkboard Tags

 Today I'm sharing what my girlfriends & neighbors are getting for Christmas! (Spoiler alert!)


This is not by any means a new idea...wrapping paper for your neighbor gifts. 

But I added a few fun elements that I hope my friends will really like!

I made some really easy and reusable chalkboard tags to go in this little wrapping kit.
Tags: Pick Your Plum, Rustoleum Chalkboard Spray Paint: Home Depot

Spray paint both sides of your tags (you can use any wooden tags) with 2-3 coats of paint. Thank you, warmest December ever, for giving me an extra spray-painting day! 

Make sure to "prime" both sides of the tags by rubbing a piece of chalk all over and then erasing it. Baby wipes are perfect and make your tags totoally reusable!

The kraft wrapping paper is my all-time favorite Dollar Tree find! It's not in the Christmas section - you can get it year round by the shipping envelopes / office supplies. 

I wrapped up some of my favorite red baker's twine on an old clothespin, tucking the end piece into the clip, and then put it all in a clear bag.


I love the simple look of the kraft and the chalkboard tags! And doesn't my sister have the most Christmasy name? I love it. (Sorry my sis, it's a wrapped box of pasta. Didn't want you to get your hopes up.)



Here are some more of our favorite Chalkboard projects!



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10 comments:

  1. Cute--I'm totally a fan of useful (but cute!) gifts! I have a wrapping paper one too, idea showing up on my blog tomorrow. Yay for Christmas!

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  2. Love it. Especially the wrapped box of pasta :)

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  3. This is such a clever and cute idea!

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    1. love seeing old ideas with a fresh viewpoint. xoxo Merry Christmas

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  4. Is it ok to share with another blog kimberliah.com think Kimberly Warren would love seeing this

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  5. You girls are just too cute! Love this idea. :)

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  6. so cute I NEED to try that chalkboard paint how fun.

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  7. I love the idea of giving the kit as a gift! I linked up some Chalkboard tags to TT&J tonight, too. Love them!

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