8.26.2011

Magazine Bow


For my Mom's birthday presents I decided to try something different this year when wrapping them. Every time I wrap a present for her she asks if I want the bag it came in or the ribbon I used back so I can use it again. She knows I will reuse it and it is very nice of her, but this time I got an idea. I decided to use some ads from the recycle bin and pages from some old magazines for the wrapping paper. It made the wrapping paper a little comical with fast food ads and coupons and once they were unwrapped she could just throw the paper back in the recycling bin.

I also made a bow from a magazine page to dress up the envelope for her card. The bow was so easy to make. I found a great tutorial online and just love how it came out with the print and images from the magazine page all mixed together. You could also make one from wrapping paper, newspaper, scrapbook paper or even an old map. The possibilities are endless. Just shows what you can do with some old scraps!


What do you like to use for gift wrapping?

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Thanks for the feature at For Mamas!

20 comments:

samsstuff said...

This makes a great alternative to the standard paper & ribbon bows, plus everything can be recycled again, instead of just tossing it in the trash!

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

That's brilliant! We have 8 zillion magazines at our house, and I never once thought to make them into bows. Duh, Paige.

I'm also guilty of wrapping things in shopping bags. People get a lot of Ann Taylor Loft "gift bags" from me...

Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets said...

That's such a great idea! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Rachel (Lines across my face) said...

Thanks for sharing. It is sooo funny I JUST finished making newspaper bows. The magazine ones are so cute! Also the pictures are great.
Rachel

Lish said...

What an awesome idea! Bonus..you get to recycle! Saw you over at Life Made Lovely and thought I'd say hi!

Blue Eyed Blessings said...

omg these are beautiful and what an amazing way to recycle!!

Lindsey said...

Your bow is stunning!! I love it! When all else fails, I grab plain brown paper and dress it up with ribbons. I'll keep your tricks tucked away; they look beautiful!

Trish said...

LOVE IT! I have so many magazines lying around. I'm thinking this would be great for kids gifts and I could use some of the kids magazines to get some fun colors. Great idea! I found you at Someday Crafts.

Trish
http://www.MomOnTimeout.com

Nunurina said...

Thank you for the visit. I like your blog. Congratulations to his mother.
Happy week.

M.M.E. said...

What a great idea! I love it! I'm one of those silly people who doesn't own wrapping paper. :)

Audra @ The Kurtz Corner said...

What a great idea! Maybe i'll make my Christmas bows this year! I'd love for you to link up with me at my link party! Hope to see you there :)

http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2011/08/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-no-4.html

bailey k. said...

this is great! now i know what to do with my junk mail! :)

Eve said...

What an amazing idea. So going to do this all my old magazines.

If you have a minute I would love if you would enter my custom made Pinstripe skirt GIVEAWAY.

http://theorchardinbloom.blogspot.com/2011/08/pinstripe-skirt-giveaway.html

AB HOME Interiors said...

You rock! I love this!

Chrissy.Barile said...

Great idea! Love it.
I'm hosting a party tomorrow & would love it if you'd come link up!!
http://formamas.blogspot.com/

Chrissy

Teener said...

You have the greatest ideas! Love it! Thanks.

Sachiko said...

What a cute idea! Thank you for sharing at my link party!

Chrissy.Barile said...

Thank you for linking up! Hope to see you next week!

Chrissy @ ForMamas

Jenny Melrose said...

That bow is awesome! So creative and I loved that it's centered with the R. Thanks for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

Rachel said...

Great idea. Love the bow! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
Rachel
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