Chalkboard Gift Box

I wanted to share with you an easy craft for a keepsake box, gift box or storage box that I made this weekend while watching the Olympics.  I bought one of those cardboard boxes from the craft store.

I covered the edge with tape and painted the lid with chalkboard paint

Once the paint dried, I took some extra scrapbook paper I had and cut it to fit around the lid.  

I glued it to the edge of the lid and let it dry.

Then I added a lace bow to the top and glued that to the lid.

The box looks fine as  is and makes a great gift (or a great package to put jewelry or a gift card in).  I put the name of the person I made it for in chalk on the lid.

What is nice is that because it is chalk, it can be reused by the recipient.

This was an easy craft and one that teens or older kids can make.   I have one for paper clips and another one for safety pins.  I love anything that helps me stay organized.  They also make great favors for birthdays, Valentine’s day, showers or weddings.

What did you work on this weekend?

I am linking this at Coastal Charm!

Southern California mom who blogs about time-saving recipes, entertaining, craft, party ideas and travel. Life is about making the most of your time - don't waste it.

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  1. How adorable is that….perfect for a Teacher gift too…totally pinning this! Happy SITS day!

  2. This project makes my heart go pitter patter :).

  3. Cute little box! Love anything with chalkboard paint! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

  4. Thanks so much for visiting my blog the other day. I am loving yours! This box is the cutest thing. :)

  5. ashleyinnc says:

    That is ADORABLE! If I was crafty I would totally make those for gifts from my girls to their friends! Love! :)

  6. Very cute!!! Thanks for sharing ! Love it!

  7. Super cute, and so easy to do! Thanks so much for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  8. Your cardboard gift box is so very pretty, love how you added the lace pushed it to adorable. I also love the check ribbon on it, just pops so. My fingers are crossed you’ll share your creative inspiration tonight with Sunday’s Best – sharing is a good thing!

  9. This is adorable! I just bought some chalk board paint yesterday so I will be giving this a try.

    Susan and Bentley

  10. I love that chalkboard paint! There is so much you can do with it and this is a great, easy project! Thanks for posting!

  11. Every time I am at the craft store, I want to do something with those cardboard boxes, but I can never think of anything. Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Such a great idea!

  13. What a fun idea to put chalkboard paint on a box! That makes it so fun to interchange the message… What a great idea…

    hugs x

  14. I’d love to have you share this sweet craft at What to Do Weekends Party! So sweet. I’m following you also on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ .. Linda

  15. What a fun idea! Thanks for linking up at my Pin Me Linky Party.

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