Chalkboard Wrapping Paper
Supplies:
Chalkboard Paint and a brush
Brown paper packaging
Chalk (or a white pencil crayon)
Items to embellish the gift

Step 1: Tape the corners of your paper down so it doesn’t try to curl.
Step 2: Put on a coat of Chalkboard paint and let it dry.
Step 3: Apply a second coat of paint, if needed. (As this is gift wrap, the second coat is optional, if it was a proper chalkboard, follow the recommendations.)
Step 4: After it is good and dry, you’ll need to ‘prime’ your paper by rubbing a piece of chalk on its side all over the paper in both directions.
Step:  Wipe off all the chalk – see how this softens the colour?
Step 6: Wrap your gift.
Step 7: Embellish your gift to suit the recipient of the gift. (I’ve used a small linen canvas with an embossed snowflake and some simple jute twine.)
Step 8: Write a little message with chalk or pencil crayon on the gift itself – no gift tag required!
Step 9: Deliver the pretty package to the giftee with pride and a hug!

Gold Polka Dot Wrapping Paper
Supplies:
White Gift Wrap (previously purchased through
Stampin’ Up!)
Gold Acrylic Craft Paint
Pencil with a flat eraser
Items to embellish the gift

Step 1: Tape the corners of your paper down so the paper doesn’t curl up.
Step 2:  Pour a small amount of paint into a flat bottomed dish.
Step 3: Tap the end of your pencil into the paint.
Step 4: Apply the paint in a grid, creating rows of dots. This doesn’t have to be perfect, don’t measure it out or stress if they don’t line up quite right.
Step 5: Let the polka dots dry.
Step 6: Wrap your gift.
Step 7: Embellish the gift to suit the receiver of the gift. (I’ve added some red burlap ribbon and a chipboard letter that has been painted with chalkboard paint and written the name of the recipient.)
Step 8: Deliver the gift with a song and dance! (A Polka preferably!)

Chalkboard Gift Tag
Supplies:
Paint Sticks (thick, sturdy ones are best…
not previously used….)
Saw
Drill
Sand paper
Chalkboard Paint & brush
Bright String
Chalk or White coloured pencil

Step 1: CAREFULLY cut the paint stick into 3” sections.
Step 2: CAREFULLY drill a hole in the top of each tag.
Step 3: Sand off the rough edges.
Step 4: Paint with Chalkboard paint and let dry.
Step 5: Give them another coat, if needed and let dry.
Step 6: Thread your string through the hole.
Step 7: Tie it to your previously wrapped gift and write out the recipient’s name in chalk. (If you use chalk the tag is re-usable or in white colour pencil to be permanent).

Snowflake Embellished Gift
Supplies:
Brown paper packaging
Paper
Baker’s Twine
Sharp Scissors

Step 1: Wrap your gift in brown paper.
Step 2: Cut out a snowflake with your sharp scissors. (For snowflake patterns, check out Pinterest, there are loads of ideas!)
Step 3: Unfold your snowflake and lay over the top of the box.
Step 4: Wrap the box with twine to keep the snowflake in place.  If needed, hide some tape or glue under the snowflake to help keep it in place.
Step 5: Present the gift with a smile.

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Lori Byrne
Lori Byrne is an Interior Decorator and a country-girl at heart. Fall is a personal favourite – rich colours, warm layers and a good reason to snuggle in! Exploring the Stewiacke Valley Barn Quilt tour has already been a highlight of my Fall since learning more about the history of barn quilts. If you need me, I’ll be planning decorating projects or painting more barn quilts in the studio! You can find me over at www.farmfreshstyle.ca