I'm back on this Tuesday to share part two of our wrapping afternoon. The first is super easy by using a white pen, marker, pencil, ect. on brown kraft/butcher paper. Draw whatever you fancy. Use stencils, free-hand or even let the children have a go at it.
The second is a bit more advanced but I simply adore the outcome. Early last week I noticed THIS WRAPPING PAPER from Anthro but sadly, it's sold out. Time to improvise! I thought I'd try to make my own with the same kraft/butcher paper I've been using all along. Add some red thread and a roll of kraft crepe paper streamer and ta-da! Looks pretty similar, I'd have to say. =)
Below is a detailed shot of the ruffles. I did use a sewing machine so I apologize in advance this wrapping paper is not a universal DIY. However I will say this, I'm not a sewer by any means. I can sew a straight line, but that's as far as my abilities take me. I encourage you to give it a try if you have access to a sewing machine. THIS LINK shows the set up I used so if you're interested, have yourself a peek.