Monday, October 10, 2011

DIY, Recycled Gift Wrap

Jamie Smith, our contributor from C.R.A.F.T. , designed this recycled gift wrap and I think it makes a whole lot of sense. Sure, it has that homemade look – but that's part of the charm. Start with a brown paper shopping bag – use anyone that you get from your next shopping trip. Open the bag up using scissors.

On the clean side of the paper, stamp away! Jamie used the letter "j" from PSA Vanilla Peel & Stick stamps and her PSA Stamper. Make sure to stamp on a flat surface and that there are no ribbons or creases underneath if you are particular about having perfect impressions. Jamie went for a more carefree look – she stamped randomly all over the paper to create that whimsical look. (She wasn't even bothered that she stamped over the handle and it didn't come out perfectly – neither would I have been.) This entire gift wrap took under a few minutes – it's inexpensive, green and personalized! And I think it looks pretty good!

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