I’ve talked before about my high school days as a Mod Podge-wielding miscreant. Just kidding, just kidding! I was super well behaved, but I did slap Mod Podge on just about anything that didn’t move. Anyway, my friends and I did tons of scrapbooking back then — like the hard copy, paper-and-sticker-embellishments kind — and though my physical scrapbooking has gone the way of peasant tops and layered tees, I have a pile of leftover cardstock, paper, buttons, string and yarn that just won’t quit. Seriously, it’s been almost 12 years since I bought some of this stuff, and my stash is still going strong. Flare-leg jeans might be out, but my adorable patterned paper circa 2003? It’s busy showing the 2014 stuff how to get it done.
For this wrapping style, pull out the old craft bin, and grab some of those paper scraps from yesteryear (or stop by Michaels to peruse shelf after shelf of the stuff). You don’t need much: just a strip long enough to wrap around your package. Then add some coordinating string or yarn to tie it all together.
What you need:
• White craft paper
• A few pieces of pretty paper
• A bit of yarn or string to match
How to do it:
Wrap your present with white craft paper. Cut a strip of fun patterned paper, long enough to wrap around the package, and wrap it around the middle. Use bit of tape to keep it in place, and wrap some yarn a few times around the patterned paper to tie the whole thing together.