Wednesday, March 5, 2014

DIY Wrapping Paper

I may have a teensy online shopping problem.  I end up returning a lot of the things I buy, but it seems packages are constantly being delivered to my house.  Which means I have bubble wrap and tissue paper and empty boxes everywhere.

I love the look of kraft wrapping paper, but realized the packing materials I had laying around had the same look for free.  You could also do this for smaller gifts with paper bags (if you're also a Trader Joe's fan who frequently forgets reusable shopping bags, you likely have a lot of these too).  I cut the packing paper to size, trying to match the creases already folded into the paper to the corners of my boxes.  Then I drew on the paper using a metallic Sharpie and added some pretty string.

And done!  Pretty, personalized wrapping paper, all for zero dollars.

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  1. what a cute idea! I was just thinking of what to do with all the packing materials I have laying around - I hate wasting things!

  2. OMG loll. Kristina I'm with you. Like I'm embarrassed. What the Fedex people must think of me?! Like everyday there is a new package on my doorstep. I guess the first step to recovery is admitting the problem....who am i kidding....I'll never recover lol! Such cute wrapping paper btw! Rita @