Yeah, me neither.
For anybody who has ever wanted something other than a ribbon (although you certainly could use ribbon) to pretty up a package, this one is dedicated to you. Grab some double sided paper, scissors, a stapler and a glue gun.
That's your first layer. And you can stop there. Or keep going. Since this paper had two sides, I used the back facing out this time*
*each layer needs to have slightly shorter strips. Instead of 11", these are 9" long.
A little circle and a button hot glued to the middle and done.
Book pages have two sides. So does newspaper.
You can make that spiky inside by snipping a strip of paper. Roll it up, foof it, and glue it down.
Kids construction paper works too. If you make a circle loop at the top, it transforms into something more bow-ish.
Of course, you can use regular ol' scrapbook paper and glue pieces back to back. Or leave it as is. If there's any complaining about the white showing inside the loops, TAKE THE GIFT BACK. And get some new friends.
|Dr Pepper middle from a can in the recycle bin. Also note: only one layer. Perfectly okay, folks.|
Mr. Owl from back here got put in an ultra fancy box that a blanket came in.
When I say "ultra fancy" I mean that it was the right size. But it was SO PLAIN and since Miss Courtney, the birthday girl, is anything but PLAIN, I used the same bow technique, tweaked a bit for bigger loops. Instead of both ends to the middle, the strips got bent in half, then glued to a circle.
Next layer in pink.
And then a layer of green, followed by a brown circle and cut out "C" from scrapbook paper,
all glued in this. At least, the LID from this.
Seriously, people. Use what you have.