Thursday, September 1, 2011

Paint Chips and Newspaper

The amount of paint chips and newspapers I have hanging around my house

I have an entire barrel filled with newspapers, and a basket of paint chips.
Both of which are looking to be re-purposed.

One of the things I like to do with them is wrap gifts.

Boring if you just use the newspaper itself, 
but if you dress it up with a paint chip or two
It can be super cute!
Thats the best part.
Who needs to buy expensive wrapping paper 
when you can put your own twist on things?

This is how I wrapped the gift card from the TJ Maxx giveaway...

Super easy, and with a couple special touches. 
I think something wrapped like this has meaning since a little effort was put it in.
Or, I'm just a sucker for easy crafts!

All you need to do is arm yourself with some newspaper,
paint chips, scissors, a punch (I used a butterfly and flower), 
twine, tape and glue!

Wrap your gift in the newspaper...

Punch out your shapes and glue them on...

Use a piece of twine to tie it up...

Add a homemade gift tag if you'd like...

And Voila! 

I know I'm not the first to wrap with newspaper, but, I had to share.
I love little homemade goodies!

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Stephanie of Gumdrop Pass said...

Wow - what a great idea! The wrapping is SO SO cute... I'll be heading out to Home Depot to raid their paint chips! ;)

Fifi said...

OMG...thank you for this post!! Now I can prove to my hubby that I'm not just hoarding newspapers and paint chips...that there is actually someone else who is wrapping gifts with newspaper too!!

Nicole@MissMommy said...

Awesome idea Katie!. I might have to use the paint chip idea for a punch I have!. LOVE it!

Oriana from Mommyhood's Diary said...

Hi! I am your newest follower via Blog Hop!. Great idea. I hope you get some time to stop by and follow me back at
I look forward to reading your posts.
Have a great long weekend!

Munchie's Mama said...

So cute! I get 6 copies of the sunday paper for the inserts and always throw away the tonssss of paper left over. Now I know what to do with it!

Candice said...

How creative and furgal...I love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm happily following you back :)

Skellyvision said...

Cool idea and it looks so nice!

The Southern Product Queen said...

Love this idea! Super Cute! Thanks for sharing!

marissa said...

love these ideas. I'd love you to add it to my What We Wore and Made link party over at

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