Sunday, October 2, 2011

Way #1: Dollar Store Chic {my favorite}

My go-to technique for two reasons: it's simple and versatile. AND I always have the stuff on hand.

Okay. I guess that's three.

If you've read my blog for .03 seconds, then you know that this is how I wrap most of my gifts. Translation = foolproof.

SUPPLIES:

* plain white boxes (pack of 3/$1)

* rubber cement/glue sticks/tape (I prefer rubber cement because it doesn't wrinkle)

* a piece of scrapbook paper (buy it on sale - Hobby Lobby does 6 sheets for $1 as does Michaels....watch the ads then stock up)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Slap it on.

2. That's it.

It can be stacked on top of some diapers wrapped in leftover Christmas paper for a baby gift,

or just tie a ribbon and pin on a tag. DONE. Did I mention versatile? Since there are a billion patterns of paper, the sky's the limit. It also works on those little Dollar Tree party favor boxes.

These foil packs are perfect for baked stuff (or dumping in a bag of Double Stuffed Oreos)

(guilty as charged) Just a rectangle scrap of paper, then use the top as a template for getting the rounded corners. They also have circles. I even foof up wrapped packages, because.....well, I can't be stopped. Black pinstripes can calm down a busy pattern, while Old McDonald and his farm can give a plain polka dot wrap some jazz hands. {see those ripped up jeans? Day 2 sneak peek}

25 comments:

  1. I am all over your topic...you sure know how to wrap c**p! I'll be back for that jean ribbon. I would love to know ha great way to wrap a bottle of wine.

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  2. Oh gosh you are whispering sweet nothings to me with this post. I love to give gifts and part of the gift starts with the wrapping! I'm always looking for cute ways to wrap/present presents.

    Loved this post! I’m going to give it a little shout out on my blog’s facebook fan page!

    Kendra aka "Domestic Princess in Training"

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  3. So I'm scrolling through 600(!) of these 31day links over at Emily's Chatting at the Sky and clicked on yours for 2 reasons. The black/white stood out, I could read it & it made me laugh. Still is. *smile*

    Beautiful pic's. Love the ideas. Great inspiration. I'll be back to look (and laugh) some more.

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  4. I'm the Becky from the above comment. Realized I should've used my Google acct so you could "see" me. Just finished reading through some of your other posts. Love your blog; your sense of humor! I'll keep sticking around even though I gave up all things crafty some years ago...simply because you make me laugh. And the good Lord knows how much we all need that! Thank you.

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  5. Awesome ideas!! I like to fancy up my wrapped gifts and this is so easy and inexpensive. There's no end to what you can create! Thanks for the tips!!

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  6. Um I am getting these TOMORROW! I hate wrapping! this is brilliant! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Oh heck yeah. Awesome ideas. You're on my list of 31-dayers to follow. Need me some sarcasm and creativity. Thanks for providing both.

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  8. Yes! I've been doing this since you posted it a couple years ago. What gets me though is the little pizzazz you always top it off with. The ties, the tags, the safety pins, etc. That stuff just is beyond me. Teach me!! This is the best month ever! And also there are 31 days in October.

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  9. Oh. I thought you were only doing 30 days and I was feeling shorted. My mistake. Carry on.

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  10. So cute! I'll definitely be following along.

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  11. I did not know that rubber cement doesn't wrinkle! Great to know!

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  12. So clever! I love the denim bow, add to the list one more thing I can't put in the trash!!!

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  13. This is great...going to be sneaking out to the Dollar Store this week to stock up!

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  14. Pinned the jean pocket stuf to my pinterest! ♥ it!

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  15. Who knew a box and a piece of paper could look so good. This is a fantastic tip.

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  16. Awesome! Can't wait to see all your ideas!

    Those cookies look sooo good- would you mind posting the recipe?

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  17. OK I just pinned half your blog. Love these ideas, especially!

    Can't wait for your future ideas!

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  18. ok newbie to ur blog...can i just say

    YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i used to hate wrapping gifts...but now bring them on! i can't wait to give a gift...u just made giving even more fun!!!

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  19. am i in love??? well, guess i'm in love with your creativity! fantastic ideas.. i'm going to learn how to wrap like you do. everyone's gonna love your work.
    web design ventura

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  20. Will you marry me?! You're a freaking genius. I thought I was clever just using brown paper bags and wire ribbon. I love your ideas.

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  21. Love your thrifty ideas!
    new follower ( from Pinterest )

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  22. This is so creative n inexpensive, I live it

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  23. OMG so impressive. Will be using this alot shipping gifts without bows getting crushed!!

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