Monday, December 17, 2012

Gift wrapping on a budget DIY

Lately I've been pretty busy with college, Aiden and well,  Christmas. I finally got around to buying gifts (all below 10 dollars) last week, but the money wasn't enough to wrap them so I had to improvise. In this post I'm gonna show you how to gift wrap on a budget!

First you're gonna need three main objects. 1. stick glue 2. a pair of scissors 3. magazine paper

Ok, so you begin by cutting three long lines (as long as the paper) then tree lines a little shorter than those, and then two even shorter than those three, until you finally cut one more a little shorter then those two.

Then you take the first long strip and apply the stick glue on the end.
After applying the glue you curl the paper like so
Then you basically do the same to the other side so that it ends up looking like this:

Ok, so you do that to all the strips except for the last little one. That one goes like this:

They're all supposed to look like this: 
And after you've done all that, you begin by applying glue on the back of the first long strip like so:
Then you place it on top of another long strip so that it looks like this:
You're gonna keep doing that with all the other strips in order from longest to shortest.
Now for the little strip. You're going to glue it on right in the middle of your almost bow.


I know that obviously you can't just add a bow on an object and call it a gift so now comes the second part. You just need your bow and a paper bag.
You put your gift inside the paper bag and just close it and tape the bow to the closing part. Trust me. It'll look good. Also, if your gifts are too big you can use brown paper or if you're as lucky as I am you might have some gift wrapping paper lying around so just wrap your gift and add your bow! Here's are some pictures of my tree so that you have an idea of what it might look like. (I know I have a puny tree, but I mean this is a post about money saving through the holidays)


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