I love wrapping gifts with stuff I already have around my house.
This means I'll grab old grocery sacks, shopping bags, butcher paper and
in this case, sketch-pad paper, and do what I can with it.
Geometric shapes are so hot right now, and I really wanted to use them
in my holiday wrapping...so this is what I came up with!
It's super easy to do and for some reason oddly therapeutic.
To start you'll need something to wrap with, such as newspaper,
sketch paper or old shopping bags. I'll be showing you how to do it
with these gift tags I've created:You can download the gift tags at Alison's blog!
You'll also need white glue, water, cut up tissue paper, and a sponge brush.
Start by pouring some glue in a cup, and then add an equal amount of water. Stir it up!
Next brush a thin layer of glue where you'd like to place your tissue paper:
Then place your tissue and paint on top of it to smooth it down.
Continue this process, layering colors and shapes. Wait until the paper is dry to touch. Then cut out your tags, or wrap up your gifts!
Do not, I repeat DO NOT be afraid to add large pom poms and small plastic animals that you have painted, glittered, and then drilled holes in (what, like you don't have those laying around too?)
Then boom! I guarantee you'll have the flashiest, most festive wrapping on your block! Unless of course you live on my block...in which case you'll have to glitter into the wee hours of the night to keep up! Hope you enjoy!