I love wrapping presents. And I also love re-using things that are already in my house and reducing the amount of waste that goes into wrapping presents. A bit of an oxymoron perhaps but I try to do what I can. And so, with the holiday gift giving season rapidly approaching I thought I’d share a few of my recent gift wrapping makeovers.
This one started with one of those plain orange mailing envelopes (the small size). I used a 12×12 piece of scrapbook to wrap around the envelope and taped at the back. There was actually a thin strip of orange where the paper didn’t meet up which was OK since I choose a paper that coordinated. I cut the paper at the top and created a hole for the original fastener so I could use that as intended. A few circle stickers for the addresses on the front and it was ready to go in the mail!
This next one was for a wedding shower gift. Crate and Barrel does such a nice job of packaging things up that I figured I should let them just go ahead and do the hard part. All I had to do was add the prettiness on top.
Finally, this last one is for a baby shower gift. The shower and baby’s room are both jungle themed so I had to get the cute little jungle sign when I saw it. The bag started its life at Banana Republic. I untied the handles to attach the sign on the inside (so it would hang nicely) and then made a bunch of green circles to cover the Banana Republic logos on the front and back. Super easy, except for the fact that I am not very good at cutting out circles. I tried to get a circle cutter on a recent Hobby Lobby trip but couldn’t find what I was looking for and ended up with only a stencil instead. I think I’m going to have to try somewhere else if I’m making any more circles in the future…