Tuesday, April 24, 2012

DIY - Magazine Gift Wrap



I've always liked looking at the ads in my fashion magazines. I think there are some pretty interesting ones and I love to see new products from designers.

I always hang on to my magazines for a few months before getting rid of them. Before getting rid of a stack this weekend, I ripped out a few ads and decided to use them in an unusual way.







I started by ripping out ads that shared some of the same colors. All of these pages had some form of bright pink, which I found cheerful.

Next, I laid them out side by side and taped them together using double sided tape. (Since I ripped them from the magazines, I had to trim the edges so they would line up.)

Finally, I just used the newly formed single sheet and just wrapped a box like I normally would:



This was so simple y'all! It was fun and you can save some money by not having to purchase wrapping paper.



I also tried making a bow out of balled up ads:



I decided to wrap a small box in black and white ads as well:


This was such a fun project! I know I will be doing more of these in the future. Hope you guys have a great Tuesday and don't forget to like my facebook page!





24 comments:

  1. What a cute cute CUTE idea!!!

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

    http://poorlittleitgirl.com

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  2. What a fabulous idea and so adorable!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  3. I LOVE the Kate Spade clutch!!

    www.fashionmavenmommy.com

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  4. These are some great ideas! Love them all!

    citygurlsecrets.com

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  5. Cute idea! Who doesn't love fashionable wrapping paper? :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  6. This is such a great idea!
    Even if you have nothing at home to put the present in - but you´ll always have fashion magazines <3


    X the cookies
    samecookiesdifferent.blogspot.com

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  7. Super cute idea! I always feel bad throwing away magazines! I'm going to have to use it for my friends gifts!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  8. this is sooo cool idea that it i absolutely need to follow u :))

    xx

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  9. supercute idea!!!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  10. That is really clever and very simple - great idea and DIY!

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  11. That is a really cute idea, this is quite useful as I have many magazines that are just collecting dust on my shelves. I can save money on wrapping paper as well!

    Jo Bao ♥

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  12. that is such a cute idea!!! and such a budget helper!! love the post! :)

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  13. so fantastic

    http://fashionhandglide.blogspot.ca/

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  14. Cute idea! That would make great gift wrap!

    ~Heather

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  15. I love it!! How smart and clever are you?! Gold star!
    xo,
    Shanna

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  16. Thank you doll! Make sure to subscribe to my twitter (kittygabel) for continuous updates- I'll be needing your input to pack my bags! ;) Love the blog, as always. (especially this post- LOVE this idea!)

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  17. Mum used to wrap all our presents in newspaper with bright coloured ribbion - I loved it.
    I really like the idea of using magazines as well

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  18. What a great idea! thank you for stopping by and I am now following you :)

    lauren rebecca

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  19. great idea! so going to steal this!

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  20. What a great idea - I sometimes use the comics but this is way prettier & sophisticated!

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  21. So clever and pretty. I love it.

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