Friday, July 22, 2016

No Bow Gift Wrap

 When mailing gifts it seems senseless to make fancy bows which will probably not survive the journey. To resolve this problem, I decided to use some magnets for decoration on gifts that were going to be mailed. The magnets were made simply by stamping a cute image and sentiment onto a square of watercolor paper, coloring it, and then cutting a similar sized cardboard.  I used spray adhesive (Elmer's from BFC) to adhere the pieces together and then sprayed the top with a non-gloss protective coating (also from HM Ben Franklin Crafts).  A Crop-a-Dile (We are Memory Keepers) corner cutter (purchased at BFC) was used to round the corners.  Finally, I glued on super strong magnets (from BFC) to the backs of the pieces. By attaching a metal paperclip to the ribbons on the packages, the magnets are easily attached and removed for use on a refrigerator. I love the snarky images and sayings on the Taylored Expression stamps and I feel these magnets add to the gift more than a smashed bow. Send some smiles across the miles!


Annette Allen said...

brilliant idea and now they will get another treat on their gift.. love it

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

That is a fantastic idea!!! Two gifts in one. You are so clever.

Shirley N said...

Ribbons are meant to be tossed but these are keepers. Great and cute ideas Lynn!