Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Quick and Easy Package Toppers

This is far from life changing but I thought I’d share a quick and easy way to 1.) finish off your packages and 2.) use up those pesky scraps of wrapping paper that always seem to be there.

I neglected to take pics along the way but it’s pretty straightforward.
Package Topper (2)
I just made a medallion, lolly, pinwheel,  whatever you want to call it from my scrap wrapping paper. ( Fan fold either one long piece or two smaller pieces cut the same size ) and make your basic medal-lollly-wheel. 

I did find a video that covers the basics here

I punched a circle from some scrap glitter cardstock and added a metallic pom pom from my stash. You could add another medallion, a die cut, a different punched shape, button etc. Great way to use up leftovers and onesies.

Package Topper

I tried this idea as a more 3-D concept too:
Half Lolly Package Toppers
I call this the “half lolly” . Sounds like a diving term!
Half Lolly Package Toppers
Instead of bringing the two sides together to form a circle, I just taped them straight to the package so it stands up.

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~Dawn~ said...

I love this idea - and I'm definitley going to be trying it while wrapping presents tonight. My girls and I have been "painting" our wrapping paper this year. Grandma's heart is going to melt when she sees her gift with her grandbabies hand prints all over it. :)

Thanks for the idea -

Dawn @ Mom-a-Logues

Our Hopeful Home said...

I'm coming off a (really bad) 24 hour bug and this gives me some motivation to start some wrapping!

Maggie Massey said...

Wonderful, wonderful, Carol! I hate those little scraps of paper, but I hate throwing them away even more...;)

Merry Christmas, sweet girl!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Great idea, Carol!! I love this simple way to dress up gifts without a lot of work! Definitely what I need right now. :)

Netty said...

These wrappings and decorations are lovely and make all the difference to the giving of presents. I would hate for you to see mine....xmas paper, rosette, sticky back label and loads of selotape.........lol xx

Katie said...

Loving your package toppers!

Jen Lossing, Artistic Abode Designs said...

I love this idea! I can never make bows, so I am always looking for creative alternatives. I also love this because I always have little scraps of wrapping paper left over. Great job!

Unknown said...

These are awesome ideas! I wish I had thought of it LOL Glad you shared this because I always feel guilty about throwing away those left over strips ;)

Unknown said...

Loving these because our presents are needing a little touch of pretty! Thanks for sharing on Overflowing with Creativity!

Aimee from ItsOverflowing

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malia said...

What a striking idea Carol! Love it