Gifts All Wrapped Up
I had some border strips I bought from K & Company awhile back and had used all the ones I loved on layouts but I was still left with several mismatched ones. Lucky for me they were the perfect width for the front of my bag. I took some tulle and pleat folded it onto the bag using adhesive runner. Then with my glue gun I attached the border to the tulle. I spelled my friends name on a piece of scrap paper and then slid it into a book plate which I attached to the bag. I then added some flowers and I was done. It took only ten minutes and I was done but she will absolutely love it. I also made sure that the name was removable so that she can reuse the bag … it’s all about being crafty and green!
Next is a little kraft box that I purchased at my local scrapbook store that I decorated for an anniversary gift.
Using scraps from Basic Grey’s Kioshi Collection, I decorated each side of the box making sure the patterns were alternated so that it each side was unique. I then added some remnant chipboard pieces I had to the sides to give the box some flair. You could really use anything you like: buttons, flowers, stickers … I think you get the point.
And finally, is a cute little Chinese food box that I bought at Michael’s to house a little birthday gift. I tied some pretty gift wrap ribbons to the top of the box and then cut out the cupcake using … you guessed it … scraps from Echo Park’s Life is Good Collection. The cupcake was inspired by a sketch I saw on Allison Davis’ blog and to add some dimension to it I used my i-Top brad maker to create a couple of the circles.
And there you have it. These are just a couple ideas for adding for adding some personality to your gifts. Once you get started, it’s hard to stop! Plus you will get to use up that ever mounting pile of scraps! I hope you enjoyed this post and have a great weekend!
Thanks Jennifer for sharing this great post with all of us :) :)