Showing posts with label gift wrap. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gift wrap. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

INKLING: Dip-Dye Rice Paper

Dip Dye Rice Paper Gift Wrap via homework | carolynshomework.com  Making your own wrapping paper for small packages is fun and easy. Plus, it’s a budget-friendly way to wrap up a gift with a personal touch.



Wednesday, July 17, 2013

It’s a wrap: Fabric & Garlands

Recycle Gift Wrap via homework (2)I love pretty packages but I have to confess, I do use and reuse gift bags now and then. But when I have time, I like to make gifts extra special. Wrapping paper can be expensive. I don’t like expensive – especially when it’s something that’s going to be ripped open and thrown away. One of my favorite ways to wrap gifts is with things that I have around the house. Leftover fabric, paper, recycled materials… it can all be used to make a package pretty.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Upcycling: holiday packaging pencil cans

I did some of my holiday shopping online and got a bonus in one of the boxes. This cool brown packing paper was wrapped around some mugs from Crate & Barrel.


Monday, March 5, 2012

Inkling: gift card wrappers

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We recently celebrated some family birthdays and I {gasp} ran out of time and bought some gift cards to use as last minute presents.

Don’t get me wrong – I love gift cards but I felt a little guilty not finding the perfect personal gift or making a special gift basket. Rather than stuff the gift cards into store bought birthday cards, I tried to make the packaging extra special.



Parchment paper, doily and twine – pretty and feminine.



This one was hard to photograph because of the glare but I wrapped the gift card in navy blue card stock and used polka dot cello wrap as an outer wrap. A plain binder clip held the tag.



Rustic and shabby – the paper is from a home décor catalog. It’s a photograph of a rug. A strip of fringed fabric and silk flower hold it all together.



Origami paper and a contrasting ribbon wrap up this gift card with an Asian flair.



The gift cards ended up being a hit or at least the gift wrap was a hit. 



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Carolyn


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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Inkling: black, white & gold gift wrap


I’m happy to be participating in the Make it Merry holiday celebration. Organized by Diane at Home Sweet Homemade – Make it Merry is 14 days of holiday creativity by 14 different bloggers. Check the bottom of this post for the complete schedule where you’ll find an assortment of holiday inspiration. 


My creative contribution to the Make it Merry celebration is holiday gift wrap. 


This year, I decided to go with a black and white theme and then give it some holiday glitz with a splash of gold. 


For all the gift wrap used on these packages, I didn’t buy anything new. I had a few ideas but basically pulled out a variety of craft supplies, papers and embellishments in black, white and gold. 



This gift is wrapped in plain white printer paper. I cut strips of black heavy paper to use as ribbon. The gold sticks are the bottoms of some curly ting floral that I cut off. Simple, stark and modern packaging.



This small gift is wrapped in freezer paper with the glossy side out. I again cut a wide piece of black heavy paper to use as ribbon. The leaves and twigs are leftover from Thanksgiving projects and I spray painted them gold.



This package is also wrapped in freezer paper. I wrapped gold organza ribbon around the box and glued on black sequins for a festive feminine look.



This gift is wrapped in white corrugated paper that I had used on a few projects last year. I used black & white baker’s twine and covered each knot in a small gold star. The gold stars are large sequins that I spray painted gold. 



Black crepe paper streamers leftover from Halloween projects act as ribbon for this package. I made a flower out of the same crepe paper and added gold leaves and the tops of the curly ting floral. 



It’s fun to be creative with your gift wrap and it’s a great way to use up craft supplies. I hope you enjoyed my gift wrap ideas and find inspiration from the rest of the Make it Merry celebration.


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meridian road
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Ladybird Ln
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Inkling: it’s a wrap – white paper flower

I love pretty packages and this idea not only uses materials I had on hand, but gives this package a clean and simple look. This pretty white gift box doesn’t need wrapping paper. Just a flower and some homemade ribbon and it’s all ready to gift.

To make a paper flower, you can use white paper, wax paper or parchment paper. I used parchment paper. If you’re not familiar with parchment paper, it’s typically used for baking – to line cookie sheets or cake pans. I’m sure there are other uses for parchment paper, but that’s what I’ve used it for.

Cut petals from your parchment paper and glue onto a small circular paper base. Start with the outer petals and work your way in making your petals smaller toward the middle.

The ribbon is made from fabric that I had on hand. Cut narrow strips of fabric and fringe the edges. Cut out leaves from the same fabric. Glue or tape your ribbon, leaves and flower to the box.
I like the clean white and green color palette but the sky is the limit when it comes to making a package pretty.



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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Inkling: it’s a wrap – take 4


For my final holiday gift wrap idea, I wanted the package to have snowflakes that looked like they were falling.

I used my snowflake rubber stamps and stamped the snowflakes onto blue cardstock using silver ink. I taped a piece of string to each snowflake and then taped each string to the package. A contrasting blue grosgrain ribbon covers the tape.

When you pick up the package, the snowflakes sway back and forth.

Here's a recap of the four gift wrap ideas that I've shared.
Now, time to get wrapping!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Inkling: it’s a wrap – take 3

Here’s another inexpensive gift wrap idea. Create a snowy mountain complete with trees.

I used kraft wrapping paper with snowflakes but you can use plain kraft paper or any color wrapping paper and stamp snowflakes with metallic ink. The snowy mountains are made out of white corrugated paper and the trees are made out of twigs and green cardstock.

I plan on making a lot of these little trees to use on gift tags and gift bags. The trees can be used year-round. Just switch from a snowy mountain to a stream or meadow using pretty colored paper.