Then I usually settle for a mug or bowl (when I wanted no less than 20 other things). So when I saw this wrapping paper for $12, I began thinking of how to recreate it. Turns out all it took was $5 and a little patience.
|-Image via Anthropologie.com|
Exciting, huh?!? First I did my best to estimate how much paper I'd need to cover the box. I laid it flat and taped it to the table. I lightly stenciled the design in pencil on brown craft paper and then traced over it with a metallic gold marker.
The paper cost $2.50, with my 40% off coupon, and the gold marker was $2. I think a paint pen would work fine for this project too. Was it fast? No. Was it easy? Heck, yes. Plus, it looks pretty close to Anthro's version with 1/3 the price tag. Honestly that price is even less considering I have so much more brown craft paper left over. Then I decided to see how many different looks I could get from what I already had in my gift wrap box or around the house.
There are so many ways to dress up brown paper. I went with metallic "outfits"...
-All images by Heather Freeman. Please do not reuse my photos without proper crediting and linking back to the blog.
I love the contrast of the rustic paper and metallic embellishments.
So on the topic of wrapping paper, were you the kind of kid who ripped into gifts and left shreds of paper in your wake or the kid who slowly removed each piece of tape and flap of paper (and drove everyone watching crazy)?
Also, today is the first day of the Link Party I announced on Friday! Head on over to 36th Avenue and link up your handmade or professionally done Christmas cards. Click HERE to head over.