There is something about simple that I embrace, and there are few things as classic and lovely as using "brown paper" to wrap gifts. A few weeks ago, I made an easy do-it-yourself pocket to package a jewelry project.
Here's a brief step-by-step:
- I took a roll of kraft wrapping paper, and cut and folded the paper to the size I needed.
- Then I used one of my all time favorite background stamps from Stampin' Up! (which, unfortunately, is now discontinued) and some grey ink and stamped onto the front of the folded kraft paper.
- Using my sewing machine, I sewed a zig zag stitch across the bottom of the folded paper.
- After wrapping the bracelet in tissue paper, I placed it inside the pocket.
- Again, using my sewing machine, I sewed the zig zag stitch. But this time it was across the top of the pocket.
- Using pinking shears, I trimmed the top and the bottom of the kraft paper on the outside of the stitching.
- I glued a label sticker from October Afternoon onto the bottom right of the packet.
- Using hand-dyed seam binding, I tied a bow around the middle of the packet, then I tucked a fabric flower into the center of the bow.
- That's it!
I really love how it turned out - classy and simple, yet elegant too!
And what was inside the package you ask? A bracelet for a friend who I thought could use a smile. It is very similar to the one I made for Melissa, but this one is decorated with purple gemstones as my friend wears a lot of that color.
I've been feeling pretty run down this week, so I am planning on laying low this weekend and trying to get some rest.
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