DIY Teacher Gift Bag – Washi Tape and Chalkboard Paint Craft Project

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DIY Handmade Chalkboard Paint Teacher Gift Bag Craft Project Idea
Whether you want to send a special treat to your child’s teacher for back to school or at the end of the school year, this easy to craft DIY Chalkboard Paint Teacher Gift Bag is the perfect wrap for your gift. And since the name is written in chalk, your recipient can later gift it forward or re-use it for storage!
Mask off your gift bag with masking tape
For this project I used a 5″x7″ premium cotton muslin bag from State Line Bag Company. To make your own you’ll first need to slip a sheet of plastic or foil inside the bag that is the same dimension as the interior of your bag. Then mask off the outside edges of the bag with masking tape. The open square you leave on the bag will become your chalkboard.
Spray your diy gift bag with Chalkboard Paint
Next, spray the gift bag with chalkboard paint until thoroughly covered. I used Krylon Chalkboard Aerosol Spray Paint for this project.
Remove the tape from the gift bag
Once the paint dries completely, remove the masking tape from the muslin bag.
DIY washi tape gift bag
Now line the edges of the “chalkboard” you created on your bag with strips of Washi tape. For this particular project I used Smash Tape.
DIY Teacher Gift Bag - DIY Chalkboard Paint Project

Next, use chalk to write the name of your child’s teacher or a message on the front of the bag.

DIY Washi Craft Project - DIY Teacher Gift Bag
Now all that’s left to is fill your bag with the intended gift for the recipient! Don’t just limit this gift bag to teachers though! You can change the border up and use this gift bag for party favors and even stocking stuffers!
Do you give your children’s teachers gifts at the beginning or end of each school year? If so, what are some typical items you like to gift?
About Rebecca D. Dillon

Rebecca D. Dillon is a soapmaker, DIY-er and blogger whose life is controlled daily by a dachshund. You can find more of her amazing skin care recipes via her guest posts at The Nourished Life blog and Everything Pretty blog as well as on Soap Deli News. Or subscribe to Soap Deli News blog here in order to receive email updates.

Comments

  1. SOOO cute! Love the chalkboard on the bag!
    Would LOVE to have you share this at my link party!

    http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/08/homemade-by-you-27.html

  2. I love this and, as a teacher, would be so excited to get from a student. Such a cute idea!

  3. what a fabulous idea! I LOVE the chalkboard paint on fabric idea! I bet the teachers love it…