Friday, December 16, 2011

Creative DIY Wrapping Paper & Homemade Honey Vanilla Marshmallows

With a little imagination you can create unique one of a kind wrapping paper for your Christmas gifts this year. All you need is: brown parcel paper, old maps, newspaper, book pages, fabric, festive ribbon, twine or string and sparkly embellishments. You can add intrigue to brown or white parcel paper using a home made potato or celery stamp or create a one of a kind print with a spruce tree sprig dipped in paint. Once you have designed your paper, add twine or ribbon and use floral wire to attach holly sprigs, berries, seasonal greenery or brightly colored buttons.

Here are some examples of homemade Christmas wrapping paper found on Pinterest.

A creative use for butcher paper, sewing tape and a white pen!

 Maps and red ribbon...

Use newspaper and embellish it with ribbon and a colorful homemade gift tag.

 You can use the pages from a dictionary and choose words that you wish to present on top of the gift.


Sheet music...

Tear out a crossword puzzle or print one off the internet.

Pretty pieces of fabric remnants...

You can use store bought stamps or you can make them yourself!

This rose pattern is created by cutting the end of a bunch of celery and using it as a stamp. 
I think it is such a great idea and it makes an amazing print!
Instructions found here.

 Personalize your ribbon with a rubber stamp. This ribbon is so simply beautiful!

Instead of a cookie...
Today I wanted to share a recipe with you for Handmade Honey Vanilla Marshmallows from Alissa over at 33 Shades Of Green. I have always wanted to make marshmallows and I am excited to try this recipe, click Here to see the full recipe. Check out 33 Shades Of Green blog for lots of delicious recipes and some creative design ideas, I love the gift tags she designed for the marshmallows, so unique!

Image courtesy of 33 Shades Of Green.
This weekend I will be wrapping up all of my last minute Christmas shopping and am excited to share photos of the presents under the tree next week! Have a happy and safe weekend and don't forget to indulge in your favorite Holiday treats,


  1. Wow, I adore this post, so many inspiring ways to make a gift special! Love the celery idea, that is a keeper, and the word search paper is too cute! Have a wonderful holiday! Janell

  2. Thanks for sharing my marshmallows Blaise! I hope you try them - so easy to make and really delicious! Love your other wrapping ideas too.

  3. Thank you for the comments ladies, I hope you both have a wonderful Holiday!

  4. Be-autiful! I've just subscribed to your blog just because of this entry. I love wrapping gifts differently :) Thanks for sharing it!