How to Gift Wrap with a Chalkboard Look

August 16, 2012

in How Tos, Offering a Gift Wrapping Service, Packaging, trends

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Add a little chalk marker, and our Chalkboard Gift Wrap looks just like a chalkboard! See our entire Chalkboard Collection here! You can also use these markers, available at most craft supply stores or online like our favorite Chalk Ink, on our 100% Recycled Black Kraft Shopping Bags or Black Merchandise Bags (below). 

Chalkboard Favor BagsUse a regular pencil to sketch out your design first, then trace over it with the chalk marker. Once the marker is dry, you can erase the pencil marks. Top the gift with some of our new Burlap Twine for an adorable, handmade look. And don’t be concerned if your lettering doesn’t look “perfect” – that’s part of the charm!

Watch the video below for a few gift wrap tips, including using a tape measure to help cut the wrap to the correct size and double-stick tape for a more finished look.

See our new Chalkboard Collection here!

Priscilla Medders

Priscilla Medders is a graphic designer who lives in Nashville. She enjoys singing and playing music with her husband, Cheyenne Medders. In addition to contributing to the Nashville Wraps Blog, she also blogs about wellness at

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Deya August 1, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Priscilla, this is a great post! I’ve been looking for interesting wrapping ideas for my boyfriend’s birthday and came across this. It’s an old post but I’ve never seen this before – thanks for the idea.

Rachel Bell December 20, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Wow this is such a good idea! I always have excess of ribbon when I should really be using some twine from around the house. Thanks for the inspiration!

Aileen November 6, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Perfect idea for this xmas! I will definitely have to try it. Thank you!

Priscilla February 28, 2013 at 2:41 am

We found ours at the local Hobby Lobby – but you could find them at Michael’s or other craft supply stores. I’ve seen them on Amazon, too. 🙂

bloomers February 25, 2013 at 6:10 am

Great idea!! Where can I found a chalk maker??

Rinchen Dé ( December 22, 2012 at 1:04 am

Beautiful! I made some easy cutout gift wraps, no ribbons necessary:

Rita November 10, 2012 at 11:15 am

I love this so much! Great idea, you will never be caught without appropriate gift wrap.

Barbara October 28, 2012 at 11:06 pm

I love this idea. I only wish that Nashville Wraps would offer this paper roll in the 24″ x 100′ size. Please, please put in a request for that! Thank you!

Anonymous October 24, 2012 at 10:34 pm

I love this idea and tutorial!! Quick question, I liked the pencil you showed in the video. It seemed to have a rectangular eraser. What brand was the pencil?

loreto October 17, 2012 at 7:34 am

I love it!!!!

Susan Crabtree October 17, 2012 at 12:44 am

Love this! I’ve also used the chalkboard paper roll for my taco bar! It turned out fabulous & everyone loved it!

wedding photographer in tampa October 15, 2012 at 9:09 am

What a brilliant idea! I wish I could find the time to do this. Also, I wish I had a little better hand writing but I think this is darling. Well done!

Jeanne August 17, 2012 at 4:40 pm

This is a great idea. I’m definitely going to have to try it myself.Thanks for posting!

Donna August 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Great idea Priscilla, so fun, and simple. I’ve always had double stick tape around, but never thought to use it on my gift wraps, so another fine suggestion.

Geralyn Gray August 17, 2012 at 9:45 am

I thought this would be a great idea for holiday window displays and wrapping gifts in the store…but this is great for a back to school window display too!!!!!

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