This year I am enjoying wrapping gifts in the discarded paper from delivered parcels. A press with the iron and the paper is good to go:)
My gift tags are made with old cardboard, sprayed with negro plomo chalk paint. I have used Novasol Spray UK. Chalk paint was not originally invented for creating gift tags out of old cardboard but I am pleased with the finish. For the best results use cardboard which has no sheen/print on it.
How to make chalk paint gift tags
Firstly spray one side of your old cardboard. Allow to fully dry then turn over and repeat.
If you have one use a guillotine to cut out beautiful straight lined gift tags.
Decorate with a chalk paint pen, or if you don’t have one (like me!) how about cut out shapes in white paper?
I have used a silver pen to add names. I suggest writing on the side of the original cardboard which had no image/sheen to it as this allows the pen to adhere.
This is super easy and so effective, what’s more, I am loving the thrifty nature of the wrapping and gift tags.
The chalk paint was provided for free in return for the blog post