Wednesday, December 14, 2011

holiday wrapping with paper bags

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Last year it was book pages and this year I am using recycled brown paper bags for my gift wrap! Never underestimate just how far a brown paper bag will go in your holiday wrapping!

I've put together some VERY simple and easy ideas to inspire you to use brown paper bags in your wrapping-

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Any brown paper bag will do- I used a couple of Whole Foods bags.


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Use a white out pen and doodle all over the surface.


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Use it as gift wrap.


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Use the handles of the bag as a ribbon and bow.

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Use a sharpie and a white out pen to draw or doodle all over the surface- I drew snowflakes all over.

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Use to wrap your gift,


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and add some fun ribbon to top it off.


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Create flower gift toppers.


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Cut out a circle

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add hot glue to the middle and scrunch it up to create dimension.


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Layer circles on top of each other and then use scrunched up paper to the center of the flower.


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Add to the top of your gift.


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Play around with different shapes and sizes of flowers.


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I used lots of triangles and layered then on top of each other


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and added scrunched up paper to the middle.


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The possibilities are endless - get creative and challenge yourself to put those brown paper bags to use!

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