Gift Bag and Tag in One with Chalkboard Paint!

I dream of one day being one of those people who always has a stash of gifts, ready to give when a birthday party or an last minute invitation arises. For now, though, I’m contenting myself with having wrapping paper at the ready so that when I run out to buy that inevitable rushed gift I don’t also have to find something to wrap it in. These bags are perfect, always at the ready, no extra tag or ribbon necessary. Just drop in a gift add a name in chalk and go. As an extra bonus, the chalkboard paint makes these bags reusable, just wipe off and add a new name.

Things you’ll need:
Solid colored gift bags
Chalkboard paint
Ribbon or patterned tape
Craft Glue
Foam brush

Things to do:
1. Lay the bag out flat on a covered work surface. Paint a three-inch stripe of paint across the center of the bag. Allow the paint to dry and then paint a second coat over the first.
2. Once the paint is dry, cover the top and bottom edge of the stripe with either patterned tape or a bead of glue and then a piece of ribbon.
3. Trim off any excess, dabbing the ends of the ribbon, if used, with glue, to keep it from fraying.

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  1. How long do you have to wait before you can write on them? I noticed on your place mats you said to wait 10 days

    1. The placemats you have to wait 10 days because they are made of vinyl. These you should only have to wait for like 20 minutes maybe because they are just made of paper. So much quicker drying time 🙂

  2. How do you post this to Facebook? I want my daughters and a few friends to see this craft! Thanks in advance, Ruthie

    1. Hi Ruth,
      Im so glad you want to share one of our crafts! All you have to do is copy and paste the URL into the box on Facebook. So just copy this link ( and paste it into your daughter’s status box (the box at the top that says “write something…”) that is on her wall. Let me know if you still need some help and I will be more than happy to help you. Have a great day!