diy repurposed gift wrap

I had so much fun with my Trader Joe’s wrapping paper the first time around, I decided to try a new spin on it.  I didn’t have very many gifts to wrap this Christmas, so I thought I’d try to use materials that I had around the house.  Here’s what I came up with:

-Trader Joe’s paper bag
-Anthropologie waxed tissue paper (packaging from a gift I received)
-packaging paper (stuffing from a package that came in the mail)
-twine
-gold wire-edged ribbon
-glittery gold leaves (purchased from a Dollar Store)

I used the waxed tissue paper to make a couple of flowers:  fold a few sheets of paper in an accordian about 1 inch wide.  Use wire to pinch the middle of the accordian and snip the edges of the folds into a round shape.  Then separate the sheets until the flower is the shape that you like.

Some packages were wrapped with the Trader Joe’s bag (turned inside-out), and others with the packaging paper.  (If your paper is wrinkly, you can iron it!  Just keep iron on a low heat.)  Then strips of paper bag, ribbon, or twine wrapped around the boxes.  Some were finished with the paper flowers and gold leaves.  There was also some cute printing on the Trader Joe’s holiday bags — perfect for a little embellishment.

Crafty, recycled, and (almost) free!  Just how I like it.  xoxo

5 thoughts on “diy repurposed gift wrap”

  1. I love all of your projects. I find them so inspiring. Now when I see DIY projects in magazines, I don’t just admire them and move on, but instead I try them! I can’t wait to see you this week!

  2. I love all of your projects. I find them so inspiring. Now when I see DIY projects in magazines, I don’t just admire them and move on, but instead I try them! I can’t wait to see you this week!

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