Thursday, November 13, 2014

Wrapping Paper Creating!!

Last year I found this great sheet music wrapping paper at IKea.
I shared a few projects creating with it in the pics below.
Of course it's great to wrap pretty presents,
 but I so love
using items for other uses too.

I still have paper left, so I'm back to designing with it again and having fun
coming up with new ideas.
I'll share those soon
but till then,
 here are some from the past.

Starting with a frame from my stash of treasures,
 I hand painted it all around with a soft chalk paint
 and then lightly distressed the high points with sand paper.

Next I cut the gift wrap to fit the 5X7 frame 
and glued it with modpodge to card stock to give it a sturdy weight.
To top the music paper 
I added a pretty vintage graphic courtesy of  THE GRAPHICS FAIRY 
leaving a border of the music paper showing all around.

Placed all  back in the frame and under the original glass.
It doesn't get easier~~

So pretty displayed on a side table for the winter months.

Here is another idea using burlap as the background. 
This frame is painted with chalk paint and then antiqued.
With the gift wrap scraps,
I added them to a few emergency candles
for a decorative accent.

Wrap the paper around the candle and glue in place using modpodge
and then brush over top of the paper to seal in place.

 Next, I placed two candles together held in place with a little hot glue and embellished with medical gauze, crocheted flowers, silk flowers and lace ribbons. 

Lastly, I brushed all with a little sparkle glaze over the candle areas. 
I like using this sparkle glaze when you don't want the glitter to shed.

Okay, one more idea.
 Roll a few pieces of the gift wrap.
 Glue together sort of angled for interest 
and tie with ribbon adding embellishments for a gift package topper in place of a bow. 
You could tie on a name tag around the little bundle too.
 So cute.
These little projects are quick, fun and easy
 and make great little gifts or package accents.

 Happy Creating, 

Celestina Marie

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