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!
Linking this to Heather and Vanessa's Inspiration Friday