Hi there, It’s Bobbi Lemanski wrapping up the season in recycled holiday style! Bring out the paper bags and twine because we’re wrapping gifts in all shapes with things you already have at home. I’m adding some “honey” (Honey Bee Stamps, that is) and creativity to these dull paper bags to make them sparkle around the tree!
My projects feature the following Honey Bee Stamps products:
Layering Snowflake dies, Mini Pines Stencil, Santa Express stamp set, Fa La La stamp set, Background Builder stamp set, Double Stitched Polygons dies, Joy Noel Wreath die set, Winter Bouquets die set and Stacking Pines die set, XL Crayon Box die (for the gift card holder) and the Love you, Santa Tag and die (FREE with qualifying purchase while supplies last!)
A little prep work first…
To start, I grabbed a few grocery bags and three inexpensive lunch bags. I cut open the large grocery bags to create flat wrap. I recycled the seams of the big bags and kept the large flat sections. I splattered the blank interior side of the grocery bags and the outer side of the lunch bags with white ink for a snowfall look and set them aside to use later. Next, I stenciled the mini pines on one lunch bag using white ink and my blender brush. Rows of pines in black were also added on some of the flat paper for a boxed present. A gift card holder was cut out of the flat wrap using the XL Crayon Box die.
The boxed gifts were wrapped with the flat wrap. I created tags using the Layering Snowflake dies, Winter Bouquets dies and Love You Santa Tag dies, as well as the Santa Express stamp set (for the to/from). Faux stitching with a white gel pen, rhinestones, die cut evergreens and snowflakes were added to the tags. Twine and ribbon I had on hand finished these gifts.
The stripes design was stamped on the bag using black ink and the Background Builder stamp set (one of my favorite sets!) The tree tag was secured to the front of the bag with a gold mini brad. The tag opens to reveal a white tree with the to/from right below. (See photo below.) Two holes were punched through the top of the folded section and twine roping was looped through to secure the closure in place.
A white gel pen was used to add faux stitching around the black stitched polygon tag and snow to the greenery. Some Copic coloring on the leaves using YG91, YG93 and YG99 was added for more depth in the faux greens. Berries were added to the wreath and few ornaments to the tree using red Nuvo Drops.
Gift Card Holders
For the North Pole tag, I used the free Love, Santa tag for the gift card insert that sits inside the XL crayon box die holder. For the bag holder, I found a small gusseted paper bag in my supplies stash. I ran it through my die cutting machine with an embossing folder for the texture. White ink was swiped across the embossed front for a winter-worn look. Black tags were made for each. I added greenery and snowflakes using the Winter Bouquets dies and Layering Snowflake dies.
The Santa Express stamp set has so many cute tag designs. One of my favorites is the “North Pole Express Parcel.” I love the look and it fits perfectly in the Scalloped Circle Tag die. I had this fun paper clip that I added for some color. The second gift bag can be clipped right to the tree using the clothespin to avoid getting lost under the tree. I added a few rhinestones to a simple wood clothespin for a little holiday sparkle!
Simply find things in your home that you can use to wrap your gifts this year. It’s fun to see what original looks you can come up with when you use new gift wrap supplies! Oh…and don’t forget to add a little “honey” to sweeten them, too!
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2 responses to “Wrapping up the Season in Recycled Holiday Style!”
Fantastic packaging for your gifts, the minimal palette is lovely.
Thank you Andre M. – I think the high contrast of the black and white works with the kraft to “merry” it up!