Sunday, 19 December 2010

Some more gorgeous present wrapping from recycyled cards

Last week I showed you some ideas for using old Christmas cards, and promised to show some more ideas what else to do, so here it is.
Starting point again, again will be a present in  a box, which this time you wrap in white plain paper as below.
Get some print-outs with shapes of snowflakes which you can find on the internet as here below.
To the left in the back of the picture above you see a white piece of paper, which was folded double, folded double again, then folded in a 45 degrees angle. If you unfold this, you get a piece of paper that will be folded in 8 symmetrical segments.
This will help you with the cutting of the template for the snowflake , so fold your paper as above, then look at the differnt symmetrical snowflake pictures and decide which you like best, then cut this from the white paper .
Unfold your template.
Get some Christmas cards with snowy and glittery or blue parts on it.


Glue this all on a piece of paper and use the template to draw your snowflake on the blue-white paper.
Cut out your snowflake.
Then take some red Christmas cards as below.

Cover front of box with red from the cards as a background.
Glue your snowflake on the front. Use some cookie cutters as templates and cut out some Christmas tree shapes from leftover bits of gold paper from Christmas cards and glue them on the top of the box as below.
Do the same with the back of the box  as what you did with the front.
Do the same with the sides of the box as you did with the top.
Get some ribbons and tie some nice bow around it.
And you're done! Have fun!!

8 comments:

Mariette said...

Dearest Bea,

The end results are just incredible!

Have a great week and a Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

Mariette's Back to Basics

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

How beautiful. I appreciate the suggestion on cutting out the snowflake - so pretty. Merry Christmas to you!

Hugs, Kim

amy said...

beautiful! It is almost a shame to open them! :)
merry christmas!!!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

What a lovely tutorial. Thank you!! I've received some really beautiful cards this year - I'll have to save them up for next year!!

Sarahx

Shelia said...

Oh, how pretty this is! If I received such a beautiful package, I wouldn't want to tear it open! Thanks for the tutorial.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How beautiful. Thanks for telling us what to do with some of the beautiful cards from Christmas -- it always seems a shame to just toss them!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how creative and so pretty. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing and joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

This is absolutely great idea.

Hope you have a Prosperous New Year.

Greetings from Stockholm,
/chie