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« on: December 02, 2003 05:45:56 PM »

with christmas coming, i'm dreading covering glamourous gifts with lame wrapping paper.  anyone got any creative ideas for wrapping?  please help!
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2003 02:45:50 PM »

You could make custom paper by taking 2 pieces of wax paper and sprinkling glitter, rose petals or whatever inside and ironing them together.
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2003 02:49:53 PM »

Try this post too
http://www.craftster.org/yabbse/index.php?board=19;action=display;threadid=676
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2004 01:28:03 PM »

I wrapped these up for my 7th year anniversary with my boyfriend.  I used old magazine ads and taped them together into a big sheet.


I don't think I will buy wrapping paper ever again, not when there is so much paper out there to be recycled!

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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2004 06:09:51 PM »

well, there are simple cloth bags, just sew up three sides of two squares together, then tie at top with ribbon.

or just wrap using cloth as you would paper.

or take a sheet of saran wrap, sprinkle glitter on top, then cover with another sheet of saran and smooth them together.  the gift shows through a little, but it looks cool, takes no time, and is pretty cheap.  you can also just smooth two sheets next to each other on the top and bottom if you need it larger.
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2004 08:54:54 PM »

I'm lazy and I can't beleive the rip off prices of wrapping paper (and refuse to buy any). So what I do is buy rolls of brown paper for $2 and get my son to go crazy with paint and glitter. He's paints with brushes, stamps, makes leaf prints, his hands and feet ect. He loves it, I get 5 min to myself and some awsome wrapping paper. He also is likes to collage with magazines, bits of fabric ect as well.

And because xmas is in the summer time in Oz, it's a great outdoor activity for my son, and makes cleaning up a breeze (I just hose him down!!!).
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2004 09:09:48 PM »

My old roommate had a policy:  the wrapping had to be useful.  She would give me presents wrapped in tea-towels, t-shirts, scarves, etc.  It's like getting two presents in one!
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2004 08:03:15 AM »

Large sheets of Kraft paper and potatoes...and/or whatever else is lying around!

As someone who doesn't trust her drawing abilities to do very much, I love making prints of things. Simple instructions on potato printing can be found here, but don't limit yourself to potatoes. Try other vegetables or any object lying around that you can wash the paint off of or don't mind chucking (e.g., nuts, bolts). If you want to go beyond the basic one-color stamp, you could always create shaded potato prints or go whole hog like this woman.

Anyway, simple and fun for you!
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2004 09:15:09 PM »

i remember reading this idea in some teen magazine. they went to some office supply store, made copy of their old show tickets & made wrapping paper out of that. you could either use that, old letters (if you're a nerd like me & save them) ect..
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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2004 01:18:23 AM »

Maybe you could use the sunday comics as wrapping paper. Its not exactly glamourous, but its fun.
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