Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Chalkboard inspired gift wrapping tutorial and free downloads for holiday gift tags

chalkboard inspired gift wrapping tutorial at creativebag.com

Chalkboard art is everywhere! And now you can add the black and white graphic trend to your gift wrapping. It's so easy and we have everything you need to do it yourself! 

chalkboard inspired gift wrapping tutorial at creativebag.com

Above left: I used black wrapping paper bands on our window boxes and round boxes with attached ribbons.
Above right: I wrapped gift boxes with black wrapping paper and used two-sided tape so that the tape would be hidden. I added red and white baker's twine to create a simple and fun look.

chalkboard inspired gift wrapping tutorial at creativebag.com
Gather your supplies: gift wrap cutter (optional but I can't live without mine to cut wrapping paper), black wrapping paper, chalk markers, two-sided tape, ribbon, twine and assorted boxes. I used window boxes with attached ribbons, round boxes with attached ribbon and  other gift boxes.  

Step 1: Cut wrapping paper to fit your box.
Step 2: Use two-side tape to wrap boxes.
Step 3: I like to use scraps of wrapping paper to test what I am going to draw using the chalk markers. You can sketch out what you want to do in pencil first and erase the pencil marks after the ink is completely dry.
Step 4: Tie your ribbon or twine around the boxes before you start to draw on the wrapping paper. Using the chalk marker, doodle on one side of your wrapped box. When the ink is dry, rotate and continue to doodle on the next side.

chalkboard inspired gift wrapping tutorial at creativebag.com

Need some inspiration for what to draw or write? Here's some of my samples. Need more inspiration? Check out our Pinterest Chalkboard boards for more ideas.

You can write the names of who the gift is for on the wrapping paper but just in case you'd rather use a gift tag I created a few holiday tags that you can download for free. My tags were made using some beautiful holiday graphics that I purchased from Luvly Marketplace

free download for holiday gift tags by Lorrie Everitt for creativebag.com

Download the chalkboard tags on the left here and on the right here. Print these tags on white cardstock and cut as indicated. You can punch a hole in each tag and add baker's twine if desired. 

You can find the download for the holiday graphics from Luvly Marketplace here. I'm going to use the Photoshop brushes to make my own Holiday cards and additional gift tags!
digital art from Luvly.co

Looking for more chalkboard products? We have lots more here!

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