Hey, guys, how are your Christmas plans coming along? I’m starting to feel a little panicky about gift buying this year. I just started this week! But you know what? A little whisper inside reminds me that Someone already gave it all, and nothing I do will make the season any more glorious. Just breathe, relax, celebrate, worship. Ahhhhhh.
On the subject of gift giving, I have a confession to make. I am a terrrrrrible gift wrapper. If the package looks nice and isn’t in a gift bag, Richard probably wrapped it. Engineers make great gift wrappers.
I do like to embellish the packages, though. A little ribbon, a burlap rose, a diy chalkboard gift tag. I used my miter saw to cut the gift tags from slats I had salvaged from an old shutter. Unlike the engineer, I just eyeballed the angles, so no two are alike. Unique- that’s a good thing, right?
I spray painted one side off-white, and the other side with chalkboard paint. I had planned to transfer a graphic to the creamy side, but haven’t gotten there yet. Maybe I will, or maybe I’ll just breeeeathe.
Don’t forget to season the chalkboard before writing on it. Simply turn a piece of chalk on its side and rub over the entire surface of the chalkboard, then wipe away the excess. This will keep the writing from making a permanent mark on your tag.
These chalkboard gift tags could be used as place cards, too. Just tuck them inside the jute webbing silverware holders. You have stapled those together already, right? What special tricks do you use to personalize your packages?