4.26.2012

1 Supply 3 Projects: Decorative Gift Wrap - Part 1

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I've extolled my love of World Market's hand-painted wrapping papers before, but seriously, I'm hoarding like 15 rolls of this stuff as I patiently wait for just the right projects / gifts to use it on.  If you've found yourself uncontrollably purchasing or even hoarding beautiful decorative papers, I've come up with 3 very different projects to put these bad boys to use. 

First up is a little collection of party details and decor to get your wheels spinning.

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Set the decor tone with some simple little postcard invitations.

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Begin by designing something simple.  I used a drawing canvas, some text boxes, and simple lines in a word processing program to create these.  Print them on cardstock.

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Cover the back of the cardstock with enough decorative paper to cover the area with the postcards.  The best and fastest way to attach the paper is spray adhesive, but be sure to open a window because..whew!  It's strong stuff.

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Then cut them out.  I used an xacto knife, ruler, and cutting mat, but scissors will work just fine, too.  Now you can mail 'em, cause that's it for these guys!

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Now for a little decor for the shindig itself -- some accent flags and a little garland, but really, the possibilities are endless!  And so freakin' easy.

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The flags are as easy as some skewers, glue, and a few little triangles from the decorative paper.

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And the garlands?  Just about as embarrassingly easy.  Some twine, glue, and flags.  Done and done.

This handful of simple projects prove that it takes very little to pull a party together aesthetically.  And really, there are innumerable little details you can create with a little bit of decorative paper.  Enjoy!

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