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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Crafturday Creative Mess 4 - Old newspaper to the rescue!

In gift wrap emergencies when you've got the present but need some wrapping, here's an idea for turning a magazine page or a news paper into gift wrap and a bow. There may be better ways to stick this thing together, but I used what I had on hand: glue. Double stick tape should work, too.


Supplies you will need:
News paper or magazine, Glue, Scissors and finally a gift to wrap :)


Instructions:

1.Cut a magazine page lengthwise into 9 strips, 3/4" wide. Leave 3 of the strips full length. Cut one inch off 3 of the strips. Cut two inches off 2 of the strips. Cut the last strip down to 3 1/2" long.


2.Twist each strip to form a loop at both ends and staple it in the center. Shape the last, short strip into a circle and secure it with a glue dot.


3.Layer the 3 longest pieces on top of each other, spacing them evenly and securing each with a glue dot. Add the next two groups of pieces, doing the same. And finally, stick the loop into the center.


I hope you liked this tutorial...... if yes share this post with your friends. If you have tried making them, then click some bright pictures and send it to me at artchitrasutra@gmail.com and i will put up your pictures on my blog. Please feel free to drop a note! :) Thanks for stopping by!
Linking it to Crafty JC challenge #9: Recycle , Cheerful stamp pad challenge #25-"Let's Reuse", The weekly story: wk 49 and Artsy- Craftsy-September

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18 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

This bow is one of my old time fav- so well you have explained it
Cheers
Sonia
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Crafterkhush said...

This bow I have made a lot of times... Initially I was planning to make this for my DT project but then changed my mind and did something else.. This looks really fab and elegant.. Thank you so much for playing along with CraftyJC...

Hugs,
Khush

Vicki Romaine said...

Love your bow. I never would have thought it to be newspapers. Thanks for joining "Let's Reuse" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Michele said...

very creative! what a great way to turn old paper into bows! thanks for joining the "let's reuse" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad.

Jaya Christina said...

Cool creative AND Fun idea! :) thanks for sharing

Thanks a lot for playing along at Crafty JC Challenge :)

Kala said...

Very fun and so easy to do, thank you:)

Nisha said...

wow ths s interesting...love ths ma

Patricia Torres said...

Totally love the red bow you've done.. Awesome!! :-) Thank you for linking in on MOnday.. totally made my day!! Hope to see you again Neelima.. next week.. Till then.. happy blogging!!

Tanya Anurag said...

The bow looks so pretty... I would have never thought of making something like that... Great job.

Ujjwal said...

Bow is really pretty!

MindfulMeanderer said...

wow! thats an awesome idea.. I have a flower craft link party at my blog :)
http://mindfull-meanderings.blogspot.com/2011/09/artsy-craftsy-september.html

Do link in if it interests you.

MindfulMeanderer said...

Hey! thanks for linking in. Do join the giveaway also -
http://mindfull-meanderings.blogspot.com/2011/09/giveaway-time.html

pavani reddy said...

its ssooo pretty

http://megalivingg.blogspot.com/

Obsessivemom said...

Came over from Shruti's.. the bow looks so complicated I almost didn't bother checking it out. Glad I did.. lovely.

Reshma@colorcanopy.blogspot.com said...

What an interesting post! Really nice.

Blue's said...

interesting and very useful one.. :) really nice :)

Jaya Asnani Gupta said...

Thanks for sharing this idea..

Thanks,
Jaya.
http://jayagupta7.blogspot.in/

Neelima said...

Thank you all :)