12.05.2011

tissue paper giftwrap: guest post by Allison of she blogs sheblogs

It's no secret that I adore gift wrapping. Last year I did a gift wrap series and invited some of my favorite peeps to show off their gift wrapping skills. I LOVED it! Who doesn't love more gift wrapping ideas? Today I've invited my friend Alison to share some ideas because I think she's pretty hip, and she's creative insanity. Sometimes I just wanna be her best friend and steal all her ideas. I love the stuff she's come up with!! AND..FREE TAGS. tissue paper wrapping - 10
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!
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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:
tissue paper wrapping - 13You can download the gift tags at Alison's blog! tissue paper wrapping - 14 tissue paper wrapping - 15
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: tissue paper wrapping - 16
Then place your tissue and paint on top of it to smooth it down. tissue paper wrapping - 18
Continue this process, layering colors and shapes. tissue paper wrapping - 20 Wait until the paper is dry to touch. Then cut out your tags, or wrap up your gifts! tissue paper wrapping - 06 tissue paper wrapping - 02 tissue paper wrapping - 09
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?) glitterrhino
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!


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10 comments:

Sherri said...

What a great idea for gift wrapping! Love it!

sherri from SHERRI AMOUR

Kendra said...

so cute!

beh1nd said...

Love the ones with the plastic animals. Great idea!

Susan Hazel. said...

Ooh! Love, love, love. I'm so going to do this!

Cori Janae said...

How fun! I love this idea. It makes wrapping the gifts more personal than buying something from the store!

ROXY MARJ said...

This is super cute, but more importantly ... fun! :) xo

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

these turned out so fun & cute :) I love them.

Mrs. Mordecai said...

That is beautiful. I bet my kids would love doing it. Thanks for sharing!

Kirsty @ Bowerbird Blue said...

they're just gorgeous and tooooo clever!!!

Whitney & Devin said...

Ah I can't get over how much I love this! I am so doing it next year! XO