Friday, September 5, 2008

homemade gift wrap


I love it when my crafting hobby saves me money. I've been invited to a baby shower this weekend for my neighbor. After digging through my box of gift wrap supplies it became clear that I needed to head to the store and buy some "baby" gift wrap or try and make something on my own. True to my frugal ways I decided to take the challenge and make my gift wrap. While my husband thinks it's the greatest thing ever to receive a gift wrapped in newspaper or a brown paper bag I really didn't want my gift wrap to look that frugal. For lack of supplies I did use a brown paper bag but I tried to dress it up a bit. I stamped "bubbles" all over the front, hoping that they look like polka dots. I than used a letter stamp set which I thought could be interpreted as baby blocks. Not satisfied with my baby blocks I cut out a baby rattle (the best I could, it's a little plain but it still looks like a baby rattle)
I added ribbon for the handles, I wish I had pink or white ribbon but the cream doesn't look terrible and again I was working with what I had.
My gift wrap definitely looks homemade but I don't think it looks half bad.

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9 comments:

Brooke said...

very cool! :) you did a great job. don't you just hate paying for wrappping paper when its just gonna get ripped off and thrown away any way?

Sherry said...

It looks adorable! I have also gotten an end roll from the newspaper for free. It is off white and lasted for a couple years for me. :D

Micah and Katie said...

Cute idea...its a must try!

Calina said...

Too cute! I just love the brown and pink colors together!

Maria said...

I think it looks great!!

Niki said...

I bet whoever gets this will love the paper as much as the gift. Great job and way to be frugal and also to reuse what you already have

Audra Krell said...

This is so special. You really did a good job with it, it's beautiful!

tammylivingsimply said...

How cute! I bet the person who receives the gift will feel so special!

debtfreedowds said...

Its adorable!!