Sunday, October 28, 2012

DIY - Giftpaper from Waxpaper



Waxpaper used as Giftpaper? Fortunately, some clever people came up with words like "Frugal" / "Eco-Friendly" / "Money Savers" / "Versatility"  and a nice one "Crafty"..... otherwise I might have been called a cheap-skate !

Ok, maybe I am a cheap-skate, but have you ever had the idea that there is some giftpaper at home, only to get home with your gift, to find NO Gift Wrap?  Make your own...quick and easy.

Something else I like is the texture of the paper, and the ease of wrapping - it folds nicely and is quite strong.

This is what you do:  {I made the Starry paper just now - the pink I made some time ago}


You will need:

Waxpaper
Tissue Paper {Crepe also work but not as well}
Punch {either with a shape or your office 2-hole paper punch}
Clothes Iron


As tissue paper are very thin {and you want plenty shapes} fold the tissue paper over several times - start punching ...


Punch out enough for what ever size you need


Place a strip of waxpaper, waxy side facing upwards, on an ironing board - arrange the punched-out shapes on top


Use a 2nd strip of waxpaper, waxy side facing down now, and place it over the 1st strip with the shapes on


Use your clothing Iron to bond the two strips of waxpaper together - just a swipe or two but make sure to get all the edges and corners as well



Ready ! Wrap your gifts ....


Bye-bye now,


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44 comments:

  1. Great idea, super cute.
    -meandmr.com

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  2. LOVE this idea. Can't wait to try! I posted "crafty clothes pin" to The Dedicated House, Make it Pretty Monday, Party:) Following you via google. Follow me to at www.sewsweetvintage.com Cheers!!!!!

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  3. So cool! I'm really interested in DIY wrapping paper, so this caught my eye. Who knew wax paper could double as wrapping paper. Love!

    -Lauren
    http://thethinkingcloset.wordpress.com

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  4. Great idea - thanks for sharing! Joining from Inspire Me Monday - http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com/

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  5. That is a great idea, and I love the tranluscent look. Stop by my blog when you get a chance.
    www.king-designs.blogspot.com

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  6. I'm visiting through Inspire Me Monday. This is a cute idea!

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  7. This is such a neat idea! I'd love it if you considered sharing this on my blog's frugal link party, Waste Not Want Not on www.pooranglutenfree.blogspot.com. Thanks so much :)

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  8. What gorgeous paper looks fantastic. I cant wait for Christmas I get all exciting about wrapping presents :)

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  9. Wow! This is such a neat idea! Going to have to try it!

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  10. I have used waxed paper for many years. I have to keep two rolls just in case. I love the versatility of using it as gift wrap. I love the stars!

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  11. What a brilliant idea! It's endlessly customize-able and adorable! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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    1. Just stopping by to let you know I featured this on my blog today! I'm so excited to try this; my mom's birthday is coming up. :-) You can check out the feature and grab a button here: The Fun In Functional #24

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  12. Love this idea. Not just frugal but solves that dilemaof the gift and NO PAPER! Happens to me way to often. Thanks for linking this great idea up at the Wicked Good Wednesday Blog Party. It's definitely a"Wicked Good" idea!

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  13. The gold star paper is really beautiful! Wax paper is so great to keep onhand. Thanks for the handy and budget-friendly idea!

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  14. That paper is quite lovely, it's a gift in itself!

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  15. BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a must try!!

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  16. Linda,

    This is funny. I just posted about making Homemade Parchment using a similar technique. Will have to try your method too. Your wrapping paper is lovely.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

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  17. I've seen it and have been dying to know if it really works! I can't wait to try it out!

    Stopping by from Pin MEme

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  18. What a great idea. I haven't seen anything like this! Very clever. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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  19. Wow, I never would have thought of this. It's so cool! The possibilities are endless. Thanks so much for linking up at Doodles & Stitches!

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  20. This turned out so pretty! i've made wrapping paper with paper bags and paint, but i love this. so smart using an iron!
    We just got our link party up and running and would love if you came and joined in on the fun. Each week we are giving away free ad space for one week to one random party goer. Our main site gets thousands of hits per day and The Better Half gets thousands per week. Hope to see you there! http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/the-humble-brag-link-party-5/

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  21. what a great idea, it turned out adorable!
    Steph
    swtboutique.blogspot.com

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  22. You are featured this week on Busy Monday! Pinned. Hop over this afternoon after the links go live and grab a featured button from the Button Box! Thanks so much for sharing and hope to see you again soon!

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  23. I am going to feature this on my blog tonight at 7:00 central time. ( Chicago time). Please let me know if its not ok. I LOVE LOVE this soooo much!!

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  24. Beautiful idea! It turned out just magical!

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  25. What a cool idea! With the approaching holidays, I need to try this :)

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  26. I love this!! I try to make wrapping paper every year and might try to do something like this! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations. This is being featured at the new party. Come over and check it out and grab a featured button! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/11/tasteful-tuesday-and-shabby-apple.html

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  27. Not only is this so clever, but it's beautiful, too! You are on creative lady!! I want to make this for Christmas. It's just gorgeous!! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. So thrilled to have you share again this week.

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  28. So beautiful - I love this! Pinned and loved. Thank you for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays!

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  29. What a cool and clever idea!!! Looks so effective!!! I'd love for you to share this at our ongoing linky that's just for Gift Wrapping...
    http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/07/threading-your-way-gift-wrapping-link.html

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  30. What a fun idea!! So cute and unique.
    Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner. Hope to see you again this week.

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  31. Thanks so much for linking up and linking back last week at the Humble Brag! Hope to see you back tomorrow to link up more great projects. Also, you were featured! Stop on by and grab a button to show it off - you earned it!
    http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/the-humble-brag-link-party-6/

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  32. Thanks for sharing this at the ‘Or so she says …’ link party! Hope to see you again this week (link party runs every Saturday – Tuesday). We’ve also got a fun “Favorites Things” giveaway going on right now. Please check it out! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  33. This is such a fantastic idea! I love it :) Thanks for sharing...visiting from Bouquet Of Talent Linky Party.

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  34. What a great idea Linda. Thanks for sharing this great tutorial with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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