Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Simple Gift Wrapping Idea

I have this awesome friend who is so creative.  She told me the other day that she goes to the DI or thrift store and buys old patterns and uses them for decoration, wrapping presents, etc. 

I love this idea so I went to the DI and found multiple old patterns for $.50 each.  I tried to find the ones that had the most pattern pieces inside so I can have more 'tissue paper' to work with.  You can add it to a cute gift bag, add some ribbon and it turns out adorable, in my humble opinion.  I have also added it to brown paper lunch sacks.

I like the fact that you can cut the pattern into whatever size you need.  I have also used the pattern pieces as wrapping paper.  It works great to wrap a white box and tie it up with some cute ribbon. 

Now you have a cheap way to wrap your presents without having to spend a ton on tissue paper!

13 comments:

kaylaaimee said...

This is great, I love it!

Trish and Bonnie @ Uncommon said...

I love the simplicity and the pattern paper! I would have never thought to use that, but I see those old patterns all the time!

We are having a Home for the Holidays link party on our blog and I know that our readers would love this idea! We would love for you to join us!

http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/2011/11/home-for-holidays-link-party_08.html

{Steph} said...

Great idea!!

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

Love the idea and the kraft paper bags are perfect with the tissue. Thanks for sharing.

Charissa said...

I like the pattern idea but what I really love are your bows! I write a blog about gift wrapping but I've never seen anyone tie them like that onto gift bags. Love the way it looks! Do you need any tape to secure them?

Tidy Brown Wren said...

What a great idea. I love to "upcycle". Thanks for sharing.

Chrissy said...

Love this idea!! :)

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Cool idea! Just check ebay first to make sure they aren't worth something. Some of those old patterns are worth a fortune!

Sandra said...

Thanks for sharing. . . now have a purpose for all that old dress patterns.

Polka Dot Bungalow said...

How darling is this?!?! Never thought about using those as stuffing paper!!! LOVE!

Featuring this over on the Polka Dot Bungalow: http://polkadotbungalow.blogspot.com/2011/11/marvelous-mondayno-10.html

Have a lovely day ~ Steph

Heather said...

Those are adorable...I'm gonna pin this idea for sure...thanks for sharing!

Chris said...

Hi there, what a lovely idea, and the gifts look so pretty with the lovely bows. Good job. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

The Craft-Arty Kid said...

I love the bows on the paper bags. So simple but so cute