It’s that time y’all! As you’re wrapping gifts for Christmas this weekend (OMG THIS WEEKEND) don’t forget about these rad free printables! Not only are they the perfect solution if you want to avoid last minute crowds, but they’re also great to have on hand in case you run out of the paper you might already have on hand. If anything, you’ll want to order more gifts so that you get a chance to try them all!
Stock up on scissors and tape (and let’s be honest, wine) because it’s almost time to stay up all night wrapping gifts! If you’re looking to make the presents under your tree really pop this year, then go the extra mile with these ten creative gift wrap ideas. I really can’t decide which one I like best, so it looks like I’ll have to do them all…How are you wrapping your presents this year?
Okay, so have you ever been on your way to a party and realized you didn’t have any gift wrap on hand (and no time to get to the store). I think we’ve all been there. Here are three last minute gift wrap diy ideas you can make with what you have in your home right now!
Time: 3-15 minutes, depending on design Materials: paper bag, stamp pad (or acrylic paint) Q-tips Cotton Swabs and Precision Tips, glue gun
Making polka dot wrapping paper is BEYOND easy! Take your Q-tips Cotton Swab, dap it on your ink pad and then dot on your paper. You should be able to get 2-3 dots per ink dip. Continue adding colors until you’ve covered the paper. If you’re a super perfectionist, it helps to then wrap the gift and then go back in to add a few more dots (so you can be specific about the placement). Continue reading…
Happy Sunday folks! Before the weekend ends, I thought I’d share a super quick and easy project with you. And though you might be nervous at the idea that you need to be great with watercolors to do this project, you certainly don’t! Trust me, if I can do this one, you’ll knock it out of the park. Here’s how to make these gift tags in no time at all:
Instead of using traditional water colors, I used Gelatos® sticks. There’s virually no clean up after and they’re great if your crafting on the go. There’s also a number of other fun ways you can use them. If you’d love to try these out, there will be in in-store crafting event at Michael’s tomorrow, 9/14 from 6:30-8:30pm, so be sure to check it out!
Start by lightly wetting your paper with clean water. I just rubbed my brush on the Gelatos® stick to pick up color, but you can also cut a bit of color off and mix it with warm water in a bowl or even apply the color directly to the paper. I recommend experimenting with a few different approaches before picking the one you like best.
Once your painting is completely dry, use your punch to make the tags. You could certainly make the tags before painting if you want total control over the way the watercolor looks on the tag. I personally am just into the element of surprise.
So that’s it! Totally easy peasy, right?!
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