Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Last Minute Wrapping

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If you find that you’re down to the last minute and have run out of a few gift wrapping essentials, don’t fret; You probably have a few items on hand that you can use in a pinch.

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Paper bags make the perfect gift wrap and they pretty much give you a blank canvas to create any look you want.  Plus, recycling is just a cool thing to do.  Cut your bag open, flip any logos to the inside (if you want), and now you have the perfect wrapping paper base for drawing, doodling, stamping, painting, and creating your own custom look.  Of course, leaving the brown paper  au naturale is pretty, too. 

Creating snowflakes from white paper or coffee filters is as easy as a few snips from your scissors, and they look pretty atop any package. (Tutorial coming soon!)

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You can create the look of ribbon from thin strips of wrapping paper or any colored paper.  Cool maps or magazine photos can be cut and used for adornments or gift tags.  If you prefer more traditional gift tags, you can print them right from your computer.  These free printable gift tags from D.I.Y. Louisville member Patty of All’s Fair in cookies and crafts are super adorable.


Do you have any favorite last minute or recycled gift wrap ideas?  I'd love to hear your ideas and I’m always looking for new inspiration, so please feel free to share in the comments.

Happy gift wrapping, DIY’ers!

~julee~

7 comments:

  1. The snowflake cut out on top is SO cute. I need to try that!

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  2. That is a great idea for wrapping and its really cute!

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  3. Love the homemade wrapping! I remember the days of making paper snowflakes and I just had to smile :)

    http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

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  4. I love paper bag wrapping with colorful twine on it! Its simple but looks so pretty!

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  5. these are great! they look amazing!
    xo Jessica
    www.NewlyLoved.com

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