Posts Tagged ‘wrapping’

12/22/11



Impress your friends and family this year by wrapping gifts in these unexpected keepsake boxes, which were recently featured on Brigitte.de. All you need are a few kraft boxes (with lids), craft glue, and some antique hankies (any fabric will do really). Big thanks to Brigitte.de for asking me to share this tutorial with their readers and take part in their design bloggers holiday craft series.

And just in case you can’t read German, here’s how you can make your own…

Remove the top of the box and coat with glue. Attach hankie while glue is wet, smooth, and fold excess underneath box top. Finish with more glue and allow to dry fully.

And one last thing for today… I know I have a pretty crafty (and awesome) bunch of readers around here, so if you’d like the chance to share one of your creative diy projects on papernstitch, head over to Ninth & Bird and enter the Deck the Blogs series. I am honored to be one of the sponsors of this blogging event and I’d really love to see what you can come up with.

So submit your favorite holiday craft, recipe, or DIY project right here on Ninth & Bird for your chance to win.

12/15/09

wrapping ideas from papernstitch

Here’s an idea for  wrapping your gifts this year. Its super inexpensive. In fact, I used materials that I already had around the house- so it literally cost me nothing.  I just used a brown craft box, a vintage library card with envelope and some string. I wrote a note on the library card, stuck it into the envelope and attached it to the front of the box. Then I wrapped the box with string several times and tied it in to a bow.

wrapping ideas from papernstitch

Don’t have these supplies? Don’t worry you can still get this look for free! Here’s how… Use a brown paper bag from the grocery store. Cut it so its flat and cover a box you already have. Then use these free downloadable library cards from Creature Comforts. And finally, use any kind of string you have available to finish the look (this could be yarn, twine, even dental floss, whatever you have lying around).

And if you want to add some extra flare, just create a paper holiday ornament on your computer. Print it out and cut to shape. Then attach underneath the string.

wrapping ideas from papernstitch

12/07/09

melangerie

I was determined to start celebrating the holidays earlier this year than last. So, this weekend, my husband and I went and picked out a tree, set it up (and decorated), and hung some lights outside. I was even able to wrap a few packages, so I am feeling pretty good and definitely in the spirit of the season.

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But if you are not quite in the holiday spirit yet, maybe Melangerie will help get you there. I found this shop last night and discovered these printables, along with a slew of other paper goods, like these scratch and sniff cards and these DIY gift packaging kits.

So, are you ready for the holidays yet?

melangerie

melangerie