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DIY Gift Wrap

DIY Projects

In a pinch for a modern gift wrap? Kathryn from Studio Cultivate whipped up this quick project for wrapping last minute gifts. Better yet, you may already have all of these materials in your craft closet! Thanks Alicia White for the images.

DIY marbled gift wrap - photo by Alicia White Photography

DIY marbled gift wrap - photo by Alicia White Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gift-wrap

For this project you will need:
-nail polish (cheaper is better!)
-white craft paper
-scissors
-tape
-ribbon
-plastic container
-coffee stirrer stick
-plastic gloves

Ruffled - photo by Alicia White Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gift-wrap

Instructions:
1. Gather nail polish in 2-4 colors of your choice, and complementary ribbon.

2. Using a bin that is larger than the paper you wish to marble, fill with 2 inches of water.

Ruffled - photo by Alicia White Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gift-wrap

3. Remove brushes from bottles and shake polish over water, it will sit on the surface of the water. This is where the quality comes in, nicer nail polish sinks to the bottom, you want polish that actually floats on the surfaces.

Ruffled - photo by Alicia White Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gift-wrap

Ruffled - photo by Alicia White Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gift-wrap

4. Use a coffee stirrer stick (or even just the polish brush) to pull the colors around the surface, breaking up the larger globs of color and swirling it around. Work quickly, as the polish will set on the water and will not work as desired.

Ruffled - photo by Alicia White Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gift-wrap

5. Lay the paper you wish to marble face down on the surface of water. Do not submerge, but gently press your finger across the sheet of paper, pressing it to the water.

Ruffled - photo by Alicia White Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gift-wrap

Ruffled - photo by Alicia White Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gift-wrap

6. Peel back paper and set aside to let dry for a few hours.

Ruffled - photo by Alicia White Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gift-wrap

7. Then get to wrapping! Use a satin ribbon that matches the colors you used in marbling to pull the packaging together.

Ruffled - photo by Alicia White Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gift-wrap

Ruffled - photo by Alicia White Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gift-wrap

View step-by-step images from this DIY tutorial in the gallery

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Spreading Lovely

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Of course we love a great party, but more importantly we believe in love, we believe in a marriage after the wedding, and we love being a part of life’s major milestones and helping you navigate the (sometimes) mountains of details.  With our wealth of knowledge, creativity and experience we’ll illuminate and inspire your ideas to create a one-of-a-kind event that authentically reflects YOUnot us, or what anyone tells you it should be.

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DIY Tin Can Vases

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I hope you’re loving our DIY festival as much as I am! Tomorrow is our last day posting all the DIY projects for our fun little DIY Contest. I truly wasn’t expecting we were going to end up publishing over 20 entries, so thank you everyone who entered. It will be tough for you, that will have to choose the winners on Friday!

Our last project for today was sent by Cori, from Cori Cook Floral Design. Using empty tin cans and patterned gift wrap, she made a gorgeous group of small centerpieces. They were born for bridal showers, don’t you think?

DIY Tin Can Vases centerpieces

What you’ll need:
– Ruler
– Pencil
– Scissors
– Scrapbook Paper or gift wrap with interesting designs
– Decorative ribbon
– Spray Adhesive
– Containers to cover like an empty can, old unused vases and soda cans
– Floral foam
– Flowers

DIY Tin Can Vases centerpieces

Instructions:
Step 1: Choose the container you would like to cover and measure a strip of the scrapbook paper to fit around the container.

Step 2: Cut the scrapbook paper into a strip that fits around the container.

Step 3: Spray a thin layer of the spray adhesive onto your scrapbook paper strip on the side you want adhered to your container.

Step 4: Wait one minute for the spray adhesive to get really sticky.

Step 5: Then, carefully adhere the scrapbook paper strip to the container.

Step 6: To add more interest to your covered container, spray measured pieces of ribbon with the spray adhesive and adhere to the container.

Step 7: Then, fill your container about halfway full with water. Cut flower stems at an angle to ensure they get the most water pumping through their stems. For a more hand-picked feel, simply cut the stems and place in the container. For more of a controlled, full look, you can use floral foam. Simply cut the floral foam into a piece that fits snuggly into your container and insert stems into foam.

Step 8: This method of covering different containers can work for a variety of containers and creates a fun, custom look for each vase covered. Great for bridal showers, centerpieces, place cards, and votives. For larger containers, you can use a fabric covering using the same methods of adhering the fabric. Be bold and be creative!

*All photos by Flourish Studio Photography

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It’s your special day. And we want to make sure you are not only taken care of but most importantly…over-joyed with the most important day of your life!

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