This is our last post for almost two weeks, as we’re taking a break until after the New Year. But we saved a great one for last! What’s better than brown paper packages tied up with strings? Sewn paper packages! I especially love using sewn packages for a small gift that you still want to feel super special and thoughtful. Maybe for a teacher, a neighbor, sibling to sibling, or a secret santa exchange. They’re really simple to make and would look amazing under the tree.
Here’s how to do it…
Supplies: White drawing paper (we used a roll from IKEA that we paint on), scissors, sewing machine, pencil, glitter or paint pen to decorate (optional!)
Step 1: Draw out a simple holiday shape like an ornament, candle, tree, or candy cane that’s about twice as big as your gift.
Step 2: Cut out two pieces of the shape
Step 3: Sew along the edge leaving a hole to stuff the gift inside. Sew to close the hole after stuffing.
Step 4: Decorate as you wish! There were a lot of fun options to do here. Glitter on the ornament…
Chalkboard pen on the gingerbread man…ribbon around the candy cane…
…Or a mini string of lights on the tree. Simple little touches that really make them over the top.
Have an amazing Christmas, Hannukah, New Years, etc…see you in 2017!
Photography and creative direction by Liz Stanley. Crafting by Gaby Viglas. Styling asistance and step by step photos by Stephanie Gardner
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband, son, and baby girl. This lifestyle site is a collection of pretty, creative, and budget-friendly ideas to Say Yes to a more crafty, stylish, and family-focused life. MORE >>>
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