Wrapped with: Newspaper, a book page, and decorative waxed paper
Tied with: Kitchen twine
Topped with: A punched paper tag
Layer recycled papers onto a package to add interest. Start by wrapping with newspaper. Cut wide strips of various papers and wrap them around the center, starting with the widest strip and ending with the narrowest strip. Tape each strip down at the back. I found this red and white striped waxed paper at a Michaels Arts & Crafts store.
Kitchen twine is a great multi-tasker. You can use it for all kinds of projects.
There are many great punches out there. This card stock flower shape is made by a Fiskars punch. Here’s a tip: punch a hole at the top and then make a cut through the top edge of the tag to the punched hole. Gently pull open the cut portion to attach the tag. You won’t see the cut when the tag is in place.
See all twelve wrap ideas for 2011 here.