Friday, November 29, 2013

DIY: Paper Bag wrapping for Christmas

Hello friends! 


Photo source for picture attached:  hot cocoa

I was so inspired by Fox on the Run's Tumblr photo that I decided to make some of my own to share with my friends and family.  I also wanted to share the project with you.  I love this project because it allows you to tailor your gift wrapping specifically to the person you are giving the gift to.  In this DIY you will see that you can select a photo of your choice to put onto the paper bag with a wooden clothespin to make it look so festive.

So first we will start off as always with the materials you would need for this project.  

Materials:
-          Paper bags, with or without straps
-          Scissors
-          Photos (either printed from the computer or any other photos you choose to use)
-          Wooden Clothespins
-          Tissue paper

      Step one: 

      Find a photo you like on the computer.  I used Weheartit.com because I am always so inspired by the photos that users post.  I saw a bunch that I liked.  When doing it this way I recommend choosing a bunch and printing them out then make a decision because there are so many good photos on there you might get overwhelmed! (Like I did).  Then print out the photos you choose and cut them out.  I left a little white border around my photos so they looked framed.



 Photos are from weheartit.com: Links to these individual photos are:  Snowy cat, hot cocoa, candles, snowy street, cat with ornament.


 Collect your paper bag and clothespin


 Gift tags are optional, I bought these from a craft fair a couple years ago.  They look homemade and add to the charm of the brown paper bag.

Collect some tissue paper to wrap your gift 

Step two: 
Use your clothespins to secure the photo onto the paper bag.
 
 Add tissue paper and the gift inside and the gift tag on the other side so it doesn't block the photo.


 Then you have your Christmas gift wrapped in a unique way that will charm your friends and family.  Below are how the other photos I collected would look attached to the brown bag.

Source for photo: cat with ornament.    

Source for photo:  candles

Source for photo:  Snowy cat
 I also bought some Christmas tins from Value Village one day and wanted to share them with you.  I put some tissue paper inside to protect the gifts and I will tie a red ribbon around them and add gift tags before presenting them.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you come back soon! Happy Holidays! 



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