It was a full moon yesterday which reminded me of this recycled gift wrapping project I never shared. This was actually some of my Christmas wrapping but I think it works all year round, good wrapping is NOT just for Christmas!
I love the challenge of making recycling look beautiful – after many years of buying more than I’ve needed, using up what I already own and turning it into something new gives me such a buzz. What’s even better, I get to share the joy with my little ones who love creating as much as I do.
This wrapping is made up of a selection of “art-a-noon’s” we had during November. I had just run a workshop and painted the paper used to cover the table to create wrapping paper. For the large spots I simply swirled big spots onto the paper with a big paint brush and left to dry. For the gold I used some old calligraphy ink dropped into the paper (from a height) to create splashes. We did the same onto plain white gift tags – which they absolutely loved.
For the moon and stars tags, I painted a piece of cardboard on both sides with some leftover tester pot paint. I blurred when it reached the centre to create an ombre effect. Once dry, I traced moon and star shapes and cut out. To wrap, I didn’t stray far from my basic gift wrapping style, mixing allsorts of other scraps I’d been collecting and a little of this gorgeous star parcel tape left over from some work with Papermash.
I really enjoyed looking back at these photos and hope they inspire you to make your everyday a little more beautiful.