Wednesday, April 13, 2011

ScrapTiffany Recycled Blog Hop: Gifting With Newsprint

It's a ScrapTiffany Recycled Blog Hop! If this is your first stop today, you can start at ScrapTiffany and work your way through all the recycled creations by the design team members.

Before you go, have you ever needed a quick way to wrap a present or just wanted to save money when giving a gift? If your answer is yes, then I have something for you:

Gifting With Newsprint
Covering a box with newspaper is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to wrap a gift, so that's what I did first. Then I used an envelope template and traced the outline onto newspaper.

Envelope Template

After cutting it out, I folded the bottom and sides using Glue Dots® to adhere them together.

I placed a small handmade card inside and used a Removable Glue Dot® to secure the top flap in place.

Newspaper Envelope

Newspaper Gift Bow

(Jessica also has a tutorial on how to make gift bags from newspaper that I plan to try in the future.)

It's been so nice having you stop by Snap.Scrap.Blog.Tweet, but I must send you on your way to the next stop on the blog hop. 

Say hello to my crafty friend and Twitter buddy Renee of Charms Buttons & Bows. (Don't forget to visit my other blog, ecoScrapbook, to see how many recycled items I used on one scrapbook layout. I'll also have an extra post on Friday for my next ScrapTiffany Challenge: Stamping.)

Full list of participants (there will be giveaways too!):

Start here---> ScrapTiffany
Danielle <---You are here
Your next stop---> Renee 
My other blog---> ecoScrapbook
ScrapTiffany <---And finish here!

Disclosure: This blog post was written while participating on the Glue Dots design team.


  1. Neat. I think I need an envelope template.

  2. I remember wrapping presents with newspaper when I was a kid. So much fun! I'll have to remember to make an evelope like that. Great idea!

  3. this bow is amazing!! so effective!! love your projects!

  4. gorgeous bow - might give that one a try! great ideas

  5. Love how you made newspaper so pretty and stylish for your gift. Great job!

  6. got to love what you did here... and with newspaper.. fab ideas... hugs Bev

  7. Danielle, these newspaper crafts are super! They are oh so pretty! I am lovin' that bow lots! Thank you for sharing!!

  8. I'm always using newspaper for wrapping paper. Now I need to use your idea to step it up. Love that bow too.

  9. What a neat way for newspaper to be so chic as wrapping paper.

  10. We used to use the funny papers, but plain old black and white looks great! i loooooove that bow! awesome. :)

  11. This looks great ! The bow is an awesome idea - I buy bows because they look great... now maybe I can make some ! Thanks for sharing !

  12. I just love these, I am going to have a look at the tuts once I have finished the hop!

  13. I love to wrap gifts in newspaper! Your envelope is so cute!

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  14. Love the bow and that's a great way to recycle newspapers!

  15. this is what we call recycle..heheh..loves ur ribbon.