If you are anything like me, you have a good-sized stack of holiday gifts just waiting to be wrapped. I thought it would be fun to show you a few ideas for making those gifts special using paper-crafting supplies. Hopefully you will be inspired and might just look at your stash in a whole new light.
First, I decided on doing a “natural” theme this year, so I gathered up items that would fit the bill: twine, wood buttons, feathers, kraft tags, etc. I also added several sheets of neutral patterned paper. (I wrapped all of the following gifts first with kraft paper).
1. Tear patterned paper (Basic Grey) and adhere to gift, layer tag with chipboard (Crate Paper), a small piece of greenery, and wrap with twine.
2. Simple, but one of my favorites: wrap twine around package, tie closed with wood button (Stampin’ Up) and wood banner tag (My Mind’s Eye), insert feather.
3. Affix doily sticker (Basic Grey) to package, layer wood tree (Target) and tie together with twine.
4. Trim piece of wood grain contact paper (Wal-Mart) and affix to package, tie on wood tag with twine, and add letter stickers (American Crafts).
5. Trim (2) 2 ½ X 12” pieces of patterned paper (Studio Calico) to create rosette (score every ¼”, fold and glue); layer with doily sticker (My Mind’s Eye) and tie with twine.
6. Wrap banner (Studio Calico) around package, adhere; layer tag (Fancy Pants Design), frame (Jillibean Soup) and button (Stampin’ Up), and tie with twine.
7. Affix sticker (My Mind’s Eye) to kraft tag and adhere fawn with glue dots; tie tag with twine and insert piece of greenery.
Here’s a view of the paper I used. The busier patterns will just get kraft tags and I hope to make a few twig stars for the last paper on the right (this one I am saving for bigger gifts).
I am hopeful that these simple ideas will spark your creativity! We probably won’t touch base until next year, so have a great holiday and a very happy new year, okay?
Kim Kesti, Paper Crafts Go-to Gal