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I'm up doing a bit of late night crafting...painting Christmas gifts. Anyway, earlier today, which is actually yesterday, I wrapped my first batch of presents. Because everything is handmade, the shapes are mostly unusual, so I wasn't sure how I was going to package them. But then I got this idea to basically sew envelopes to fit them.

I tore (no scissors!) a piece of kraft paper, folded it in half and started sewing. One side, turned the corner to the second side, stuck the gift in (while still on the sewing machine), and sewed the last side. A bit of paint for names and decorations, and done! I can't tell you how fast this went! I may never use tape on presents again!

19 comments:

  1. Fantastic idea! It turned out so pretty!

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  2. how wonderful! i love it!

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  3. lovely!!!! happy holidays!

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  4. How ingenious! I have done variations of this, but your technique takes kraft wrapping to new heights! I'm so absolutely thrilled! So clever!!! Gush! Gush!

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  5. absolutely brilliant. LOVE it!

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  6. Anonymous11:56 AM

    Those are so cute! You could also sew them up ravioli style (using two pieces of kraft paper instead of one folded piece.) AWESOME.

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  7. I love the kraft paper look! I had just done this exact thing yesterday morning with wrapping paper when I found myself with an odd shaped present and no tape!! My coworkers thought I was insane.

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  8. Thanks so much for this simple, but wonderful idea!

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  9. This is so cool! I've been using kraft paper for my wrapping, but this is way more fun. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Oh this is a fabulous idea! I'll be linking.

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  11. Anonymous7:54 AM

    I sewed some cookie exchange packaging. Go to:
    http://theklubb.blogspot.com/2008/12/sewn-cookie-exchange-packaging.html

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  12. What a great idea! I can't wait to try it on the next present. I used your link on my blog: www.hebikgemaakt.blogspot.com.
    Thanks.

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  13. Super cute! I make my own envelopes that way, but I hadn't thought of using that method for gift wrapping. I'm going to finish my wrapping that way :)

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  14. so it's no longer christmastime but i absolutely adore this idea! :) xoxo.

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  15. Wow, great idea, and I also like the comment I read about using it for mailing envelopes. I've been making them with glue and it takes forever and is messy. this is much better!

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  16. Great idea! This might be fun to make envelopes too. Thanks for sharing. HUGS

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  17. What a fun packaging idea, luv it!

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  18. This is great! Wonderful idea.

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  19. I've had your post bookmarked for months and months, and am glad to finally be able to share it with my readers! I write a blog about gift wrapping (www.thegiftedblog.com) and appreciate how streamlined, yet individualized this creative process is. I'll blog about your idea in the next week...thanks for sharing!

    I got a chance to look at your most recent posts and am really impressed. I can tell you love what you do!

    Charissa

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