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Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Weekend Wrap Up: Part 1

Welcome to the first in a series of Weekend blog posts that will walk you through how to have beautifully wrapped holiday packages using only stuff headed to the recycle bin or trash can...dare we call it Upcycled Stuff?  Before we get started, take a look at this really nifty tutorial and learn how to make a gift box out of a cereal box.  Once you have the right size box made you can wrap it just as you would any other gift.  Need ideas?  Here's one:



For this gift, I am using paper that was used to cushion a recent online purchase, a flower embellishment made from an Arizona Ice Tea Can and double sided foam tape


Once you've flattened out the paper, wrap your gift (I used an iron on medium heat with no steam).  Then add a small square of tape to the back of the flower



Finally stick your flower to your gift and write your gift recipients name right on the package!

You can check out my YouTube tutorial if you need some help making those flowers OR you can pick them up in my shop:



See ya next week with another creative, earth-friendly gift wrap idea!

2 comments:

  1. I love this! I tweeted a link too!

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  2. I'm glad you like it....I love beautifully wrapped packages but it's typically so wasteful! Not this year!

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