Odd shaped gift? No problem!

Hi friends! Today I will show you how to wrap an odd-shaped gift using supplies from our sponsor Papermart!

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Watch the video to see how I did it.

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I thought the gift idea of some “tween magazines” was super fun, and adding nail polish and lip balm was perfect because I remember my younger days of reading Teen Beat and Bop with my girlfriends and painting our nails while we giggled over the quizzes in the magazines and swooned over the latest heartthrobs (It was New Kids on The Block and Corey Feldman for me LOL!) I think a gift of a couple of hours of carefree enjoyment is good at any age in fact! I just wish there were more crafty magazines being published these days!

You don’t have to be wrapping a magazine to do this though, you can roll a sheet of poster board into a cylinder or use a mailing tube if your items to gift are small enough.

Supplies:
Brown Kraft Paper
Organza Fabric (brown & fuchsia)
Kraft Paper Tags
Paper Ribbon
Washi Tape

Directions:
1. Since I was wrapping magazines I rolled them up to make the gift tube, you could use a mailing tube or poster board to make a custom tube for your gift. Wrap your tube with brown kraft paper and secure with washi tape.
2. Fold in the brown paper at one end to close the tube and fill with your gifts, then fold the other end in to close the tube.
3. Wrap with several layers of organza fabric and tie a strip of fabric around the excess at each end.
4. Make a gift tag and tie it on one of the ends with ribbon.

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I hope this idea helps you forgo the traditional gift bag for your oddly shaped presents. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Bling on the Wrapping!

Hi friends! Wanna know a secret? I have always loved wrapping presents. I am kind of afraid to admit this because I fear that all my friends will drop off their gifts to be wrapped. The trouble is that this time of year I don’t have as much time to put into the wrappings. Well, that is until now. I came up with some cute and clever ideas using inexpensive supplies from Papermart! You probably have some of these things around your house too so I urge you to try some of these ideas today!

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The first tip I can offer for quick holiday wrapping is to make a dedicated space. You don’t have to keep it up all year but during the holidays it is a must. It can be a card table in the corner of your basement with a supply of scissors, tags, pens and tape. You can place a clean tall trash can next to the table to hold rolls of wrapping paper. If you have a guest room you might put a small piece of plywood on the bed (smooth, thin Masonite won’t snag your bedding) so you have a large work space you can sit and wrap at. It is more comfy than trying to wrap gifts sprawled across the floor and since it is more enjoyable you are more likely to wrap for longer and get more done! Today we are going to use kraft paper as the base of our wrapping and you can see my big tip for storing that for ease of use in today’s video:

What do you think? Easy, inexpensive and super festive! Here is a list of the supplies I used:

Kraft Paper
Packing Tape
Washi Tape
Bakers Twine
Unstrung Merchandise Tags
Sequins
Glitter

I hope you try some plain kraft paper for gift wrapping, it even comes in white. There are so many other options for embellishing it and you can make it for any occasion. You can try stencils and stamps, you can wrap it with party streamers, the sky’s the limit! There are so many options! I hope you enjoyed today’s ideas and that it inspires you to get creative with your gift wrapping. Also, If I know you in real life I DO NOT want you dropping off gifts on my doorstep to be wrapped but you are more than welcome to use my gift warp area and supplies! If you liked this idea and want to share it there are handy buttons below to share this on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter as well as other fine places. I do appreciate each and every share! Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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