wrapping paper

DIY Envelopes

While at Marshall's a few weeks ago I came across some pretty wrapping paper for Christmas. Because what I'm giving some people can fit in a card, I decided to make envelopes out of the new wrapping paper. So I searched for a tutorial on how to do it and was able to do it pretty easily. I just used the tutorial, scissors, a ruler, printer paper, and glue. (To make the envelope a little less floppy, I glued the printer paper to the back of the wrapping paper before cutting it all out. That way it had a weight similar to wallpaper.)

Below is my finished product!

Northwest Pearls: Christmas Envelopes

Northwest Pearls: Christmas Envelopes

Northwest Pearls: Christmas Envelopes

So now the envelopes coordinate with the rest of the gifts under the tree and I put a little extra love into the project.

Have you made any Christmas DIY's recently?

Simple Gift Wrap

Northwest Pearls: Simple Gift WrapA friend's birthday was this week and I wanted to wrap his present, not just put it in a bag, but when I was at the store I couldn't find anything that was appropriate for him. All the wrapping paper was for children or it was a little more feminine than I wanted for him. So I got some plain brown wrapping paper and wrapped his presents in that. The plan was to decorate the paper myself but when I couldn't find the markers I wanted I just wrote "Happy Birthday" in large, pretty font on the presents. The bright side about plain paper is that you can decorate it however; you can write "Happy Birthday" multiple times on it, you can draw dinosaurs, you can personalize it with a message, you can do almost anything with it. Northwest Pearls: Simple Gift Wrap