As much as I love me some wrapping paper, there is also something so charming about a simple white box. And when I say charm, what I really mean is convenience: there's always a stash of them in my craft closet.
Of course you could leave it au natural and unadorned, but where's the fun in that?
Besides, that decades old scrapbook paper stash isn't gonna clean itself out. The plain-ness makes a great base to go in any direction you want. Today? I want stripes. Yep, just like in this post.
Taped on some ribbon. And then it was time for a lil' free style. It started out with a few circles out of old book pages (The characters' names totally give it away- any guesses?) and hot gluing them down. Then I cut a bunch more, made slits along the edge, rounded off the corners, crumpled, folded, hot glued....well, you get the idea. No rhyme, no reason, no strategy - my favorite kind of project. Foofed it all up, and finished off with a few buttons in the middle. Call me Marie - I just made Paper Roses. And got a crafting fix. Score.