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Do-It-Yourself Wrapping Paper Craft

Have an eco-friendly holiday by making this do-it-yourself wrapping paper craft.
By Susan Wasinger
November/December 2003

This do-it-yourself wrapping paper craft is a perfect project for the holiday season.
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Try making this green-themed do-it-yourself wrapping paper craft for the holiday season.

Do-It-Yourself Wrapping Paper Craft

Just say no to tree-hungry, chlorine-bleached, ink-saturated wrapping papers. With a few simple tricks, gift giving can be creative and fun without the waste. A spare bead, a twist of raffia, or a quick two-fingered pom-pom made from a scrap of brightly colored yarn can give lowly newsprint or an old paper bag all the holiday sparkle it needs.

Tips to Make Homemade Wrapping Paper

• Last year's wrapping paper or clippings from magazines add color to drab newspaper.

• Pom-poms are simple: Wrap yarn a few dozen times around two upheld fingers, tie in the center, and cut through the loops.

• Colored paper circles or stars cut with pinking shears work as tags or can be laced through yarn for unique ribbon.

• Beads can be strung on the end of raffia or yarn, act as baubles on the ends of pom-poms, or secure a tag in place. They add elegance to even the simplest package. You can buy them or recycle beads from old costume jewelry.

Check out our image gallery for more tips.


Read more about holiday crafts that are fun and simple to make: Easy Holiday Craft Projects.








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