Handmade, Homemade and Heartfelt 2016….and a little Homespun too

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Those sweet simple gifts given to a neighbor, a friend, a co-worker, your hair-stylist, a newspaper boy or post lady….are best when handmade and homemade and heartfelt.

Create a handmade gift box and add homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies…I am sure this will be heartfelt and full of homespun charm too!

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Create this Classic Chalk Art gift box with just a few simple supplies and steps

A cardboard house gift box (found at craft store), DecoArt black chalkboard, graphite and neutral grey paints, and a white Prismacolor pencil! (…and a ruler and a few paintbrushes too).

Paint the box first in chalkboard paint then drybrush with graphite and neutral grey paint.

Then with a ruler , your white pencil and a little imagination ~ create a fun house design!  There are so many ways to personalize this gift ~ give it a try!

Preparing and presenting the gift is most fun to me….I to coordinate my packaging!

I added tissue paper with a hand stamped cookie design (….sigh, my very own design), then added oatmeal chocolate cookies tied up with baker’s twine (because what else would I use)….and added a handmade Classic Chalk Art gift tag to match the box and tissue paper, as well.

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The Classic Amy Joanne rubber stamp line will be available in 2017 (hopefully) and the gift tag pattern will be available in Classic Chalk Art and Acrylic with 3 different designs.

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I cannot wait to share with my friends and neighbors my little chalkboard and glitter houses too…..homespun and heartfelt!

What have you created this year for gifts?

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Hope all of your Sweet Christmas Wishes come true

Merry Christmas!

7 thoughts on “Handmade, Homemade and Heartfelt 2016….and a little Homespun too

  1. Amy, what do you use to seal the chalk so it doesn’t smear? Thank you. I love these houses and so many ideas are popping up in my head.

    • Hi Arianna! These houses are so cute! I actually created them with colored pencil (white) and not chalk so there is no erasing or smearing. You can also spray seal with matte spray varnish if desired. I will be creating a blog post next week on my ‘Chalk Art’ method, this might be helpful….stay tuned and Thank you! Idea, Ideas, Ideas, please share!

  2. Pingback: ‘Home Sweet Home’ Gift House | Classic Amy Joanne

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