Chalkboard Painted DIY Gift Box {LOL}

Did you ever notice how many birthdays there are in July?  According to, July is the 4th most popular month for birthdays in recent times (in the U.S.) with September, August and June being the front runners.  That’s a lot of  summertime birthdays with a lot of potential gift giving, gift wrapping and perhaps even scrounging around for gift boxes in the right size.


Which leads me the DIY gift box that I made for a larger gift I was giving to one of my friends for her 50th birthday.  LOL if you want, but this gift box was easy to make, and once I was done… I was done!!  I didn’t have to wrap it, or even add a tag.




Cardboard box

Chalkboard paint

Shape Tape ( I used the Wave pattern)

Sponge roller

Chalk or chalk pen

Rope or twine (optional)



Remove any mailing tape from the top portion of the box.

Apply the Shape Tape along the edges of the box.  I had to double up the tape around the corners.

Make sure to smooth the tape edges down before painting.

Roll on the chalkboard paint with sponge roller.  Let dry 1 hour and then apply 2nd coat and let that dry.



Slowly and carefully remove the shape tape.  The tape came off nicely with a sharp painted edge, but I had to go very slowly around the areas where the box had originally had mailing tape on it.

Punch two holes in the top of the box folds and string through some rope or twine.

(To get my the box folds to stay down I added a dab of hot glue on the underside of the flaps.)


Write a message with chalk, or a chalk pen.  You can also season the chalkboard areas by rubbing chalk on the surface and then rubbing off.



How cute would this DIY gift box be in other paint colors, other Shape Tape shapes, for Christmas gifts or used in a party theme?

You can see more LOL storage box ideas, here.

 As I believe each day is a gift, I hope that yours is great one!!  ~ Amy



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9 Responses to Chalkboard Painted DIY Gift Box {LOL}

  1. Shanna Gilbert July 26, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    Such a cute idea Amy! You have to love Frog Tape! Super cute and your recycling!

  2. Judy July 27, 2014 at 7:34 am #

    Great idea! Thank for posting this. 🙂

    • Amy July 27, 2014 at 11:55 am #

      So glad you like it, Judy. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. Doreen@househoneys July 28, 2014 at 12:03 am #

    Wow Amy! Super cute! How did you ever come up with this?!

  4. Mel July 28, 2014 at 6:36 am #

    Amy that is a brilliant idea! How much would the kids love that if I included a box of chalk and made it into a tag, so clever!!

  5. Feral Turtle July 30, 2014 at 10:12 am #

    I am with Mel! This is extremely clever! I am pinning this one!

  6. Michele M M July 31, 2014 at 8:08 pm #

    Very nice DIY! Where would I find Shape Tape?

    Thank you

  7. Kristina and Millie February 11, 2015 at 11:26 am #

    oh love love love! great idea and would be great too for storing/organizing all my craft supplies! thanks for the inspiration and sharing at our creative craft challenge!

  8. Diana February 26, 2015 at 6:20 pm #

    Such a clever idea, Amy, and it turned out so well. Thanks for sharing it at the Craft Challenge Link Party 🙂

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