Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gift Wrap Bonanza - Use What You've Got

Are you done with your gift wrapping?  I'm almost done.  I usually HATE wrapping presents, but I have to say that I really enjoyed making wrapping a fun, crafty project this year. Instead of buying new supplies, I decided to use what I already have onhand.  Good for my pocketbook, as well as my conscience.

Here's some of the stuff that I "found" in my craft room:

butcher paper "gift wrap"  ::  2009 ikea gift wrap  ::  grocery bag strips ::  upcycled xmas card tags ::  baker's twine ::  target  bag pom-poms  ::  decorative scissors ::  decorative punches ::  decorative duct tape  (at target for $3.69)  ::  doilies  ::  stiff felt snowflakes  ::  martha stewart gift tags  ::  trader joe's holiday bag "designs" ::  old christmas sheet music strips  ::  scrapbook paper "bows"  :: decorative buttons  ::  hole punch  :: handmade fabric flowers (not pictured)

this was a great decorative "find":  the trader joe holiday bag... fun!

old sheet music & grocery bag strips trimmed with decorative punches

Here's the Gift Wrap Detail: 

Hope you're having a nice and stress-free week!

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  1. um wow! can you come over to my house? I still have a ton to get done. Did you see yesterdays post?

  2. I am your newest follower, and guess what?! It is linky party day on my blog! Please come enter the giveaway and link up to my Strut Your Stuff Party! I love your blog!
    -Dana, Saturday Mornings


  3. Wow! Great ideas! THanks! You've inspired me to go wrap! Merry Christmas!

  4. Just too beautiful to open. Terry

  5. Woman, I've got 1 word for ya:
    I'm sitting here with my mouth wide open...
    All Things Heart and Home
    Merry Christmas!
    (Come on back next Wednesday we're gonna keep the party going with All Things Inspired!)

  6. These are lovely! I am in the process of wrapping today and am inspired to use some doilies on my packages! thanks!

  7. GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for linking up and sharing at Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :)


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