Tuesday, December 16, 2014

May Arts: Unique Gift Wrapping

Welcome to my stop on the May Arts Unique Gift Wrapping hop! :)
I found this pin awhile ago & thought it was a really fun idea- but it needed ribbon!!

I used two pieces of kraft paper & held them together with clothes pins. I sketched a simple stocking shape (I outlined in black so you could see it in the pics) & cut it out.

I didn't want pin holes so I used more clothes pins to hold the stocking together so that I could sew it.
You can see I added the 1.5" wired burlap with lace edge in natural, topped it with burgundy 5/8" satin pleats & tied a loose bunch of natural burlap string aound the pleats. 

I left the top open for filling & tied a stamped Artful Accents kraft decorative tag & jingle bell on.
If I actually had my gift prepared I would sew the top up like the link I pinned above, but....

I think this looks adorable! You could make lots of shapes- the example had a star, but a simple circle could be decorated to look like an ornament! And this takes just a bit of ribbon, so a great use for those pretty bits that are too small for much else!

Thanks for stopping by! Check out all the other inspiration for unique gift wrapping by the other Ribbonistas!! Stop by May Arts to see the prize up for grabs- leave a comment for a chance to win!!




  1. Jen, this is stinkin' ADORABLE!

  2. LOL I had to laugh out loud at the ribbon comment! You should have called me...I don't consider myself a real "ribbon gal" and yet I think I could encircle the earth a few times in the stuff :D next time call
    I love your stocking! so cute and I think I am totally going to do this...I made some scarves and this would be a totally simple wrap idea! No box needed! Thanks Jen!

  3. Great idea! Love the stitching. Red ribbon and brown paper make for a beautiful present!

  4. Jen, this idea, construction and ultimate result is just amazing! I love the kraft and red together and I so very much agree, it looks so much better with ribbon! Great mix of ribbons as well.

  5. Adorable idea and gorgeous ribbon!

  6. How creative your stocking is. Love how you decorated the top. Thanks for sharing with us.

  7. very cute! great idea. and fairly easy to accomplish. love it

  8. Cute idea for packages. Thanks for sharing.

  9. SUPER CUTE stocking Jen - LOVE IT :)
    You have finished it off perfectly with the layered ribbons on top!!!
    I think this is an ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS way to wrap gifts, the stitched Kraft looks wonderful with the ribbons and you've made it look so easy to do => THANK YOU for sharing!!!

  10. Great idea, I love your stocking so cute, Kraft with red and the using the scraps of ribbon. TFS.


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