Eco Gift Wrap from Children’s Books

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This guest post was written by Heather Valentine from The Sewing Loft.

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Today’s green crafting posts are sponsored by Eco Green Crafts! Check out how to enter to win a $25 gift card and you’ll also get a coupon code for 20% off your order!EGC LOGO SLOGIN 265x300 Eco Gift Wrap from Childrens BooksI just love the look of a simply wrapped gift, don’t you?

You know the ones that are not too fussy but still look “put together”.

Well, today is all about simple wrapping!

Sewing Loft 1 Eco Gift Wrap from Childrens Books

This project is for all levels.

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Sewing Loft 2 Eco Gift Wrap from Childrens Books

Materials:

  • large hole punch
  • fun paper (I selected reclaimed children’s books)
  • thread
Tools:
  • sewing machine

Basic Instructions:

  1. Select your paper of choice and begin to “punch” away! I just love the colors in this child’s book and thought it perfect for my gift. (it’s going to my brother- baby on the way!!)
  2. Then head on over to the machine we will just straight stitch these circles all together to make a quick string garland. Since I wanted to add some dimension to my garland, I stitched 2 circles together.
  3. To start, fold a small square of scrap paper in half and stitch through center; continue to stitch for a few inches. This will give you a tail to attach to the back of the gift or wall for hanging.
  4. Straight stitch down the center of your circles; space as desired; repeat the process until desired length. For an easy space guide, I used the back of my machine. Don’t forget to leave a few inches for the tail at this end too!
  5. Once all are stitched together, gently pull each side of the top circle towards the center. Your garland is complete!
You can really do many things with this garland.
Hang from a mantel.
Hang along a door or window.
Group a few together and hang from the ceiling to create a mobile.
Wrap on a present. (shown)
Sewing Loft 3 Eco Gift Wrap from Childrens Books
**Remember, I love seeing your finished projects. Be sure to share photos on my facebook page!
Happy Crafting!
~Heather

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Comments

  1. How perfectly lovely!

  2. How pretty, Heather! I’ll be sure to try this out in scraps of fabric since my supply of children’s books dwindled as my children grew up.

  3. Also a great idea for a longer, decorative holiday garland!

  4. I Trigonis says:

    Very quick fun wrapping ideas for kids. They’ll spend more time looking at each little circle then they do at the gift!! Thanks.

  5. What a cute idea!! I love the contrast of the colorful page cut outs, next to the plain kraft paper. Fun!!

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