• Sewn Paper Packages

    sewn paper packages

    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.

    sewn paper packages

    Here’s how to do it…

    sewn paper packages

    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!)

    sewn paper packages

    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.

    sewn paper packages

    Step 2: Cut out two pieces of the shape

    sewn paper packages

    Step 3: Sew along the edge leaving a hole to stuff the gift inside. Sew to close the hole after stuffing.

    sewn paper packages

    Step 4: Decorate as you wish! There were a lot of fun options to do here. Glitter on the ornament…

    sewn paper packages

    Chalkboard pen on the gingerbread man…ribbon around the candy cane…

    sewn paper packages

    …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


    1. Varese fiori per matrimonio said… January 1, 2017 11:56 pm

      Smart idea!
      Love semplicity and fresh and clever solutions! 😉
      Thanks a lot
      matrimonio Varese

    2. Jackie said… January 1, 2017 7:55 pm

      Um, This is definitely my new favorite blog ! such creative ideas ! Im also definitely going to try that DIY pressed flower tray ! 😀

    3. Jackie said… January 1, 2017 7:53 pm

      Um, This is definitely my new favorite blog ! such creative ideas ! Im also definitely going to try that DIY pressed flower tray !

    4. consulenza d'immagine said… January 1, 2017 2:12 am

      Amazing idea!
      I’m going to try to do this asap for the very first next coming celebration with presents.
      Thanks a lot for the inspirational post.

    5. Paige said… December 25, 2016 9:03 pm

      This is such a fun and unique wrapping idea!


    6. Shweta said… December 23, 2016 9:10 am

      This is genius! I love the idea of sewing!

    7. Genevieve Roja said… December 22, 2016 5:53 pm

      That is SO clever!

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