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Woven gift-wrap // pastel edition ^_^ By Kate on August 8, 2012 I noticed that the woven gift-topper I made last year was doing the rounds again on Pinterest so I thought I would make an updated pastel version (pastels seem to be the new neon at the moment).

Woven gift-wrap // pastel edition ^_^

I bought some quilling strips (0.5cm) to use this time which reduces the labour by about half (I’ve also been working on some more intricate woven ‘things’ for another project…more to come soon). Anyway check out the previous post if you want full instructions. Above: Mischevious hands – the unseen backdrop in all my photo’s ^_^ While I took photos today my boys were making their own presents by wrapping boxes in newspaper. Finally, the font used on these images is called soymilk and it’s free to download …yay! Present wrapping ideas: a week of Christmas on Pinterest.

Who knew becoming a mom would make me want to be so crafty?

Present wrapping ideas: a week of Christmas on Pinterest

I didn’t. But here I am. And I decided to search Pinterest for cute and creative present wrapping ideas! Love these. As always, click the photo to get to the pin for more info and the original source. Source Source Source Source Source. Callaloo Soup: Vintage Gift Wrapping Ideas. Paint Chip Gift Tags.

I'm always looking for clever crafts, that can be done easily and inexpensively.

Paint Chip Gift Tags

These paint chip gift tags fit the bill perfectly. So many companies are making bigger paint chips now that you can use them for quite a bit without people even realizing it is a paint chip sample! The best part: the cost! I happened to have a bunch of paint chips laying around from several painting projects, but if you don't just go to a local hardware or paint supply store and select the colors you wish to use, they are free* (I recommend asking if you may take some if you do not plan on buying any paint).

If you fall in love with a color, there are often small sample size paints you can buy for a larger project as well (I recently found a recipe online to mix your own chalkboard paint-- once I finish my project I'll be sharing that with you as well!). So, back to the gift tags. Another great thing about this project, is that there is little to no waste. Gift Wrapping Ideas. Hey Look - Event styling, design inspiration, DIY ideas and more: PRETTY PACKAGING IDEAS. I think my favorite part of gift-giving is wrapping the goods.

Hey Look - Event styling, design inspiration, DIY ideas and more: PRETTY PACKAGING IDEAS

I really don't mind if the wrapping paper is being ripped off afterwards, I simply enjoy spending a lot of time and thought on making a present look as pretty as possible. Here's some cute and creative gift wrapping inspiration I found around the web: Washi tape ideas: Sweet Paul (left) and Tea For Joy (right) Lace gift wrapping: Sweet Paul, Colorful fabric packaging: Handmade Weddings (via Haystack Needle) Simple glitter ribbon on craft paper (Besotted Brand) & Colorful woven paper (Craftzine)

Bundled. DIY Macrame Bracelet Growing up by the beach in Southern California, the ability to knot a macrame bracelet was practically a right of passage.


Although those days are long behind us, we’ve never forgotten the ever-so-simple square knot […] DIY Gretchen Jones Necklace A couple of months ago, while visiting New York, we met the lovely Gretchen Jones and were fortunate enough to spend an entire day crafting in her über charming Brooklyn apartment. Not only is she […] Make Wedding Candy Bar Wrappers from Comic Books. Posted on September 1, 2009 by Christina Wedding candy bar wrappers made from a vintage Fat Albert comic book ?

Make Wedding Candy Bar Wrappers from Comic Books

Yes! In fact, you can make them from any vintage comic book and there’s plenty of them selling cheap on eBay. How to make gift bags from newspaper. When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper.

How to make gift bags from newspaper

I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. This will be a two-ply bag for extra sturdiness. Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. Fold a flap 1.25" down from the top. Cut two pieces of cardstock or chipboard to 4.25" x 1", then glue them on the widest two panels just under the top fold. Put glue on the outside of the 0.5" tab and bring the left-most panel over to form the body of the bag, aligning the cut edge of the panel with the folded edge of the flap.

Upend the bag so the 2" flap is now up. Put glue on both flaps and fold them inward to form the bottom of the bag. Fork Bows - How To Tie A Bow Using A Fork. Yesterday I posted about how to use a fork to make pom-poms to decorate your knitting and craft projects.

Fork Bows - How To Tie A Bow Using A Fork

The next instalment in my cutlery embellishment series brings you Fork Bows. Using a simple four-pronged dining fork you can tie easy miniature bows which look perfect every time. 1. Gather a fork and a length of ribbon about 6″/15cm long and hold around the left side of the fork. 2. 3. take the other end of the ribbon and pass it between the centre two tines of the fork over the top of the bow. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. trim ends into single or double points to finish. 9. Happy New Year. DIY Green Gift-Wrap.