Thursday, March 10, 2011

wrapping paper

 I have seen lots of good ideas lately for re-purposing items lately. After making the dictionary banners, I had lots of slices of paper left over, with great graphics. I held onto it, wondering what I would do with it.

I had a couple of packages to send out and wanted to wrap them up in some plain paper that was used for packaging. I thought I could stamp it and add some twine and make it nice...
Somehow I came up with the idea of gluing the dictionary sheets onto the paper. I don't know where the idea came from-I surprised myself!!
So, out came the gel medium..

I ironed out the packaging paper a bit.

Next, I spread on a thin layer of gel medium.

I laid the strip of paper down,

and used the excess medium to go over the edges to secure the paper down. I didn't particularly go over the whole piece of paper-just around the edges. It's a very quick process!

Here is the first piece of paper. I laid it outside to dry and it was ready start to finish in about 30 minutes.
This one had more of a pattern to it.

It does take a little bit more tape to hold it down when you wrap your package.
Add some twine, burlap and a tag and it's all ready to go!

Have a great day!



  1. I've done something similar but your idea is BEST! LOVE IT GIRLY! LOVE IT!


  2. Very cute idea! Thanks for the inspiration.


  3. Hey, Lynn,
    I just love it. The packages, well they are just to die for! I am dazzled!

  4. Why am I not surprised??!! You are one creative gal!!

    Looks great! And I love your finishing touches!!

    Have a wonderful evening my friend!!

  5. what a great idea! i love your tag too...
    and i finally made it to starbucks today to get my coffee in the cool new cup...ahhh

  6. What a fun and creative way to wrap your packages, Lynn! I hate throwing out those little scraps, too! And your tags are really pretty! Thanks for the inspiration:)

  7. yup, there's always a use for those bits in the hands of a creative person. that is wonderful!

  8. Hey!

    I recognize some initials there!!!

    How cool is that???

    Oh, the diversity of dictionaries!

    Great idea, Lynn!

  9. oooooo...is that my bday present??? LOL

  10. This is green design at its very best!

    I am having an antique auction on my blog. All sorts of lovely and romantic finds looking for a new home. I hope you'll stop by.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  11. How creatively wonderful!!! Love those paper wrappings! "Her" and I are loving all things with print. Of course I was always ahead of my time - I've been laying on printed media for years now ;)

    Purrs and wishes for a grand weekend!


  12. You always amaze me Lynn! That just looks so lovely and it makes the wrapping itself seem like the gift. :-) Thank you for linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week and being such a blessing to us!
    P.S. My son is obsessed with the dictionary right now so he would love your paper! Funny boy!

  13. Cute idea...and your blog background is so cute too! I'm really glad you came by my blog...thanks for your kind comment!

  14. Ooh, how pretty. I'm inspired yet again by all you talented artist. I especially like the decorative touches with the Scrabble pieces and burlap. Gorgeous.

    I'm off to wrap some soaps with pretty paper which another blogging friend inspired. You've given me ideas to embellish it.

    Found you via Paula's Serendipity and definitely looking forward to more visits.

    Have a gorgeous weekend!
    Much love.

  15. What a creative idea!! It came out darling- and so much thought and love went into wrapping that package! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  16. What a great idea for the leftovers, so so pretty!! I'm like you, I hate to throw anything out. Thanks so much for linking up with VIF!

  17. What a great way to repurpose the book pages! Love the end result... so pretty!!

  18. nifty idea...i always like to use something unexpected when wrapping gifts for others so this fits right in...thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded.


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