Thursday, 17 October 2013

Chalkboard art inspired packaging ideas for the holidays using tin containers

chalkboard art inspired packaging ideas for the holidays using tin containers by Creative Bag

The holidays are coming and I'm really excited to share with you some holiday packaging ideas that I hope will inspire you to break out the chalk markers and try some of these yourself. Chalk boards art is everywhere and I love the look of chalkboard paint and chalkboard stickers on our tin containers. I hope that you will agree.

chalkboard art inspired packaging ideas for the holidays using tin containers by Creative Bag

I was thinking about food gift packaging when I was creating most of these projects but I'm sure that these packaging ideas will work for items that are not edible as well! You can see from the pictures above that the contents of the gifts are not going to be a surprise. Homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, hot chocolate mix and peppermint chocolate bark packaged in tin containers would all make great holiday hostess gifts. 

chalkboard art inspired packaging ideas for the holidays using tin containers by Creative Bag

My "eat, drink and be merry" theme continues on these next few packaging ideas. All of these projects are a great idea if you want to keep the contents of your gift a secret. I used kraft wrapping paper inside our clear tin containers to keep the contents under wraps. 

chalkboard art inspired packaging ideas for the holidays using tin containers by Creative Bag

Chalkboard paint was added to the side of one of our round tins and finished off with lace tape and baker's twine. 

Here's my general directions for using chalkboard paint on tin containers :

Step 1.  Use painter’s tape to mask off any areas that you do not want paint to be applied.

Step 2.  I used Martha Stewart’s multi-surface chalkboard acrylic paint and a small paint 
brush. Apply 2 to 3 coats of paint directly onto metal surface , allowing paint to dry between 
coats of paint. Let the paint dry for 24 hours before using chalk markers

You can find my tips and tricks on how to use chalk markers in this post

chalkboard art inspired packaging ideas for the holidays using tin containers by Creative Bag

I painted the lids of these clear tin containers with chalkboard paint. I wanted to hide the contents of the containers so I cut kraft wrapping paper to fit the inside of each container. We now carry a great paper cutter that makes cutting wrapping paper a breeze.

Lace tape covered the edge of the oval container's lid. The lace tape is a decorative element that looks great and hides paint imperfections on the side of the lid! I added a wide satin ribbon for a little pop of colour.

Scraps of ribbon and twine along with a frosted branch and burlap bird were used to decorate the handle on one of our clear metal pails. I kept the chalkboard element on this gift simple by just painting the inside of the pail's lid. 

Note the product # for the oval container is 6LP0402.

chalkboard art inspired packaging ideas for the holidays using tin containers by Creative Bag

We have lots of great decorative holiday ornaments and decorating elements in the stores and online right now. I especially like these burlap flowers and thought that it would make a great accent on our tall tin containers Kraft wrapping paper, white burlap ribbon, red satin ribbon and red twine were wrapped around the container. I decorated the lid with chalkboard paint and wrote "eat, drink and be merry" just along the edge of the lid.

Note the product number for the tall (bottle) tin container is 6U35.

chalkboard art inspired packaging ideas for the holidays using tin containers by Creative Bag

Running short on time? Don't have time to use chalkboard paint but want the look? Try our chalkboard stickers! These stickers come in three different shapes and can be dressed up quickly and easily using our chalk markers. Made a mistake with the marker? Don't worry. Just erase using a damp cloth and start again. The best part about using chalk markers is that after they have dried the design will not rub off like regular chalk so your "art" will always look great. 

chalkboard art inspired holiday decorating ideas by Creative Bag

Our small chalkboard signs look extra festive when you add a wide satin bow to the stem!
I can see these being used as escort cards at a holiday dinner party. 

Love the look of chalkboard art and want some more inspiration? Want more holiday inspiration? Follow our chalkboard and holiday themed Pinterest boards. I'm always adding new pins. 

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