Hand printed gift wrap with bubble wrap and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Finally I found a good use for my rolling pin! This little DIY is so simple and makes a very good impression as gift wrap.

The tiny air pockets of the bubble wrap becomes polka dots and by combining two colors from our Annie Sloan palette it adds a fun element.

We have used Napoleonic Blue and Antibes Green. Shop your chalk paint online here!


This is a simple DIY that you can get the kids to help out with. It’s loads of fun!


You will need:

Rolling pin | Bubble wrap | Unprinted newspaper | Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Napoleonic Blue and Antibes Green

Step 1:

Wrap a strip of bubble wrap around your rolling pin and secure it with double sided tape.


 Step 2:

Paint the bubble wrap (with the air pocket side up) in two color ways in bands all around.


Step 3:

Roll the rolling pin on your unprinted newspaper to form bands of dots.


Step 4:

I have used a paraffin lamp wick as a finishing touch in yellow. Simply dilute a bit of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in English Yellow with water. Submerge your ribbon and let it soak for a few minutes before hanging up to dry.


It’s as easy as that! Hope you have lots of fun with this one.

Happy styling,

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