Last Minute DIY Gift Wrap

Time: 10 minutes
Materials: paper bag, scissors, tape, stamp, ink pad, yarn

Last Minute DIY Gift Wrap | The Crafted Life

The holidays are hectic enough as it is. If you happen to run out of wrapping paper this year, don’t frantically run to the store; stay in and try you hand at this last minute diy gift wrap instead!

Last Minute DIY Gift Wrap | The Crafted Life

Last Minute DIY Gift Wrap | The Crafted Life

Cut and measure the amount of paper you’ll need; you don’t want to spend time stamping paper you won’t use.

Last Minute DIY Gift Wrap | The Crafted Life

Stamp your paper! Blot your stamp with ink once every 3-4 stamps to make the paper more interesting. It also helps to rotate the stamp as you go.

Last Minute DIY Gift Wrap | The Crafted Life

Wrap your gift.

Last Minute DIY Gift Wrap | The Crafted Life

To add a pop of color: tie multiple colors of yarn around the package, knot, then trim the excess, leaving a little fringe behind.

Last Minute DIY Gift Wrap | The Crafted Life

Last Minute DIY Gift Wrap | The Crafted Life

Last Minute DIY Gift Wrap | The Crafted Life

Need another last minute idea? Try stamping tissue paper too! 

Inspiration of the Week: Gift Tags

I think we all need to take a minute and realize that store bought tags just aren’t cutting it anymore. Luckily for you, I decided to round up these must-try gift tag diys. They’re affordable, relatively easy to make, and take gift wrapping to a whole new level. So whether it’s a loved one’s birthday or for the quickly approaching holidays, prepare yourself with pure crafty awesomeness by following any of the project below.

Must-Try Gift Tag DIYS | The Crafted Life
1. Glitter Magazine Tags by Love From Ginger
2. Chalkboard Heart Tags by Rusticblend
3. Watercolor Tags + Printable by Limn & Lovely
4. Woodgrain Gift Tags by Paper & Stitch
5. Folded Tags by Damask Love
6. Cooking Magazine Tags by Eat Drink Chic

Happy Crafting!

p.s. Happy birthday to my friend Lidy! Her blog, Hello Lidy, is a constant source of inspiration for me (have you seen this bench diy?!), so be sure to check it out!

Recycled Tissue Paper

Often times when you go shopping, stores will wrap your items in some type of paper. Instead of throwing it away, take a few minutes to turn it into custom holiday wrapping!

Time: 10 minutes
Materials: stamps, different colored inks, tissue paper

Recycled Tissue Paper | The Crafted Life

Recycled Tissue Paper | The Crafted Life

Recycled Tissue Paper | The Crafted Life

Recycled Tissue Paper | The Crafted Life

Recycled Tissue Paper | The Crafted Life

*You can purchase the lovely Christmas tree stamp I used here.