DIY Wednesday! | How to Make Art from Gift Wrap

Hey Fellow Crafters!

Today, we're sharing one of our favorite ways to reuse gift wrap. If you're anything like us (ahem, a craft hoarder); then you know how hard it is to throw away a pretty piece of paper! So, instead, let's repurpose it! Check out the instructions below.

Materials Needed:
  • Glue Stick
  • Mod Podge (optional)
  • Gift Wrap
  • Circle Cutter (We used a Fiskars Circle Cutter)
  • Cutting Mat ( Cardboard will work)
  • 8.5x11 White Cardstock or Heavy Paper
  • 8.5x11 Frame
_c0a0325 Step 1: Set the circle size on your Fiskar Rotary Cutter. (We set ours to 1.5"). Place Gift Wrap on cutting mat and select areas to cut out. _c0a0380 Step 2: Cut out 12-15 circles from the gift wrap. Pictured below is Thimblepress’s “Stripes Aqua Gift Wrap.” _c0a0388 Step 3: Once you have all the circles cut out, begin arranging them onto a 8x10 piece of cardstock paper. _c0a0389 _c0a0404 Step 4: After you've finalized your arrangement, glue each circle down with a glue stick. _c0a0407 Step 5 (optional): If you want a glossy coating, apply one layer of of Mod Podge over the top of the work. _c0a0417 Step 6: Once everything has dried, place your completed artwork into an 8.5 x 11 frame. _c0a0423 Step 7: Hang your new piece of artwork the wall! _c0a0440

We have five different Gift Wrap collections that all feature original hand painted designs. Check the whole collection out HERE. Leave us a comment and let us know how your piece turned out!

Happy crafting!

Team Thimblepress

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