08/17/10
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There are a bunch of birthdays coming up in my family in the next month, so I am definitely going to need some gift wrapping ideas. Luckily, Tiffany from Simply Modern Mom has agreed to share a tutorial that should really help me out with my packaging dilemma. Yeah!

I’ve already tried the project myself (the green tissue paper photos are from me) and can tell you its super easy and easily tweaked to create slightly different shapes and looks.

Materials: 1. 4 sheets of tissue paper (mine was 18 x 26 inches) 2. scissors 3. string 4. bone folder or credit card

Step by Step Instructions: {click image above for larger view} 1. Stack the tissue paper together and fold lengthwise in half. Trim off about 5-6 inches from one end of the length. 2. Get rid of the portion that was cut (the 5-6 inch). Use the bigger portion of the tissue paper. With the paper still folded in half lengthwise, crease it into an accordion fold about 1 inch wide. Run over the creases with the bone folder or credit card. 3. With the open side of the tissue paper, cut a rounded end. It will be tough to cut through all the layers of tissue paper at the same time. Use a pair of sharp scissors. 4. On the folded side of the tissue paper, tie it tight with some string. 5. Fan out the tissue papers and break up the layers. Be gentle so you don’t rip the tissue. Fluff as needed.

Thanks so much Tiffany for sharing another great project with us. Be sure to check out more of Tiffany’s projects on her blog, Simply Modern Mom.

And as a side note, if you made something inspired by Simply Modern Mom, please upload pictures of it in this Flickr group to show it off. You may be featured on Simply Modern Mom.

For more ideas for quick and easy projects, click here to visit the tutorials page filled with more than 40 diy’s.

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i love tutorials that i can actually apply + use in my daily life! this will come in handy for the holidays + when gift wrapping for my boutique. thanks for sharing :)

Mayi Carles @ Heartmade commented on August 17th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

I am thinking these will be great for Christmas as well Mayi. And I just realized that between Tiffany and I, we have Christmas colors in our pictures: red and green!
-Brittni

papernstitch commented on August 17th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Oh wow Thank-you! This is going to be well used here at Christmas Time!

Kylie commented on August 17th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Dearest Brittni, i LOVE the new look on your gorgeous blog!! Oh and how wonderful to be able to connect with papernstitch on FB!! Your featured on lillyella was soo inspiring and wonderful to read. Thanks so much for sharing! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

jacqueline commented on August 17th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

What a sweet and simple idea – thanks for sharing!

Annie commented on August 18th, 2010 at 2:36 am

Thank you Jacqueline. What a sweet comment to wake up to this morning. :)

papernstitch commented on August 18th, 2010 at 10:49 am

Love this! Looking forward to trying. Also, first time on your blog and it’s lovely!

Allison commented on September 30th, 2010 at 12:36 am

Super, super cute. I love all your variations!
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Charissa - The Gifted Blog commented on October 17th, 2010 at 12:16 am

This is wonderful! I’ll try them! Thanks for sharing!
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