Wednesday, February 20, 2013

{DIY Gift Wrap} Part 2: Grocery Bag/Contact Paper Gift Wrap

Time for installment numero dos of the wrapping paper tutorials.  Today's tutorial makes use of contact paper, for personalized wrap! This one is mainly for those awesome people who own a slice or die cutter. You can always cheat and buy sticker letters, but where is the fun in that?

As everyone knows, I’m cheap.  I pretty much refuse to buy wrapping paper.  Paper bags of all varieties are my solution (I actually prefer brown paper bag wrapping to colorful wrapping paper…).  Thus, this gift wrap was accomplished using:
  • ·         1 brown paper grocery bag
  • ·         Leftover contact paper
  • ·         Slice machine
  • ·         Tape
  • ·         Scissors

Step 1: Wrap the gift with the brown paper bag

Step 2: Use the slice machine to cut out sticker letters using the contact paper.  I wrapped this gift for a birthday, but obviously you can use any phrase or slogan your little heart desires

Step 3: Arrange letters, remove backing, and place sticker onto the wrapped package

Step 4:  Make a bow out of the left over brown paper bag, using the tutorial found here

Step 5:  Give gift to birthday boy/girl, and watch them ooh and ahh over your pretty wrapping.  Then watch their look of disappointment when the gift isn’t as nice as the wrapping…womp womp….

Stay tuned for more wrapping tutorials!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

{DIY Gift Wrap} Part 1: Wine Bottle Wrapping (FREE!)

Happy Valentine’s Day lovelies! I hope you have amazing plans and are spending your day/night with that special someone.  I also hope you got said special someone a little token of appreciation.  Me…ermm…I haven’t gotten poor Nishy anything yet…but I still have a few hours before date night and I work in a mall.  So, fear not Sean, you will have a perfectly wrapped token of my love in T minus 4 hours.

Speaking of perfectly wrapped…are you wrapping illiterate? If so, today’s tutorial will be of use.  I love gift wrapping.  There is nothing quite like a gift that is wrapped with all of the bells and whistles.  Let’s face it: no one likes getting a gift that is wrapped in a plastic bag; it gives you the impression that the giver didn’t put much thought or effort into the gift (ahem DAD).  So to help all of you lazy ol gift wrappers out, over the next few posts I'll be highlighting some of my fave wrapping tutorials : )

Today's tutorial:  the Wine Bottle Wrap
I feel like I'm cheating with this post since it's so simple, but rather than pay $4.99 for a gift bag, just customize the brown paper bag you get for free with the purchase of wine/alcohol.  I used stamps, tissue paper, and curling ribbon.  Easy peasy (and FREE, so feel free to spring for the $$$$ wine, instead of the boone's farm...)

Enjoy your romantic night ya'll!  Check back later for more gift wrapping ideas : )

Pin It button on image hover