Making Wrapping Paper and a Bow from Packaging Materials
Use bubble wrap to create a fun design on kraft paper to use as wrapping paper. Tissue paper is used to fashion a fluffy bow. Learn how to use recycled materials to make gift wrap.
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If you are an online shopper, some companies send a lot of packaging items (i.e.: filling, bubblewrap, tissue paper, etc.) and I keep them because they can be useful like for making your own wrapping paper. I didn't have any wrapping paper besides Christmas theme, so I came up with this using kraft paper and a bow made from tissue paper from Victoria's Secret.
Total Time: 30 minutes + drying time
- bubble wrap
- pipe cleaner
- paint brush
- kraft paper from online packaging order
- tissue paper from Victoria's Secret
- Cut your desired shape as your bubble wrap stamp. I cut my bubble wrap in a square shape.
- Paint your square bubble wrap with your chosen paint color(s).
- Stamp and repeat. Reapply paint when needed and stamp away. Allow to dry.
- The next day, I wrapped a birthday gift (sprinklers)
- As an accent, I made a bow from tissue paper. I cut 4 sheets of tissue paper measuring 10.5" long by 4" wide and stacked them on top of each other.
- Fold accordion style and secure the middle of the tissue paper with a pipe cleaner.
- I cut a triangle on both ends, you can opt for rounded if you'd like.
- Carefully fluff out all the layers of the bow. The more tissue paper used, the fuller your bow will be.
- Secure bow to gift with tape.
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