Saturday, January 16, 2010

Using your stash for gifts

Hello and happy Saturday!  I just wanted to hop on and share a fun little tutorial on how to turn those extra peices of pattern paper into cute wrapping paper.

I started with 2 pieces of 12x12 pattern paper.  This pattern paper is by Dream Street and it is a little havier in weight so I suggest the heavier cardstock and not thin pieces.

I simply overlapped the pieces and used a zigzag stitch.  You will do this on all three sides to creat a sort of "pocket"

After I placed the gift inside (I usually put it in tissue paper) I folded it like you would if you were wrapping a present and stitched it up.  I could have also just cut enough excess to create a "pillow" but that is up to you.
After I stitched it closed it looked like this.

I used some wrapping ribbon that can be found at any craft store.  It is a bit thicker and more coarse than regular ribbon so it keeps its shape really well.
That's it - and it is pretty strong.  It wont tear easily and it is super cute!  Just another way to use up your stash.
I bet you could even "quilt some together to make it larger or to just have a differnt look.
Have a wonderful Saturday!


Jana Eubank said...

What a great idea! CUTE! CUTE! CUTE!

Nitasha said...

oh my goodness....what a fantastic idea! I'm on a mission to use my stash this year {so I can buy more!!--heehee} and this is the perfect way of using up my stash!

Noel said...

Hello Fabulous! :)

Grace said...

So stinkin cute! Thanks Grace

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

holy smokes...that is just genius! love it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Kim Moreno said...

oh Michelle... LOVE THIS!