Do you remember my post a couple of weeks ago about using old patterns as tissue paper? Well last week I was a guest on Ucreate parties. I showed a few other ideas for gift wrapping with patterns. In case you didn't see my post I thought I would share them with you here.
First get some old patterns from the DI. As you can see these were only $.50 each, remember to get the fat ones!
You can use it instead of tissue paper, it matches with pretty much any bag, plus it is less expensive. I can't believe how expensive tissue paper can get! I know I already showed you this picture but I had to show you again.
I also use it as regular wrapping paper. I love the vintage feel it gives to any gift. I have a ton of white, brown, and red boxes that are perfect for wrapping this way since they don't have any writing on them to show through the pattern paper. I think it is all in the bows and extras that make the present. Oh, man I love ribbon!
Speaking of 'extras', with the left over scraps after wrapping all of my presents I cut out a bunch of flower shapes and circles and secure them with a brad to make a 'bow'. I think these look adorable on presents that are wrapped in 'normal' wrapping paper.
Finally I used the awesome ladies on the cover of the pattern to make cards. I love the lacy dresses, they are so vintage and cute.
I am so excited for Christmas and all of the wrapping that I get to do!