|the completed gift wrap|
i figured i had some old book pages from a couple of books that are beyond rescue (half the pages are missing) that could be totally up-cycled into some gift wrap bags!
so for today's craft you need some vintage book pages, a sewing machine, and stamp pads. i made one side 2" larger allow for a tab to be folded down to close the pocket. i clipped the corners of the large side with a decorative corner punch to make it a little prettier! then i used some distress inks to give the book pages a more vintage feel. i didn't stamp an imagine on the front because i don't have any beautiful stamps and i am a total novice at stamping so it wasn't a good idea ;) i did have some vintage looking lace so added that instead.
|the book pages cut to size|
|my prettying of the gift wrappping!|
|the distress ink i used on all the edges to soften all the fresh cuts|
|added the lace, and a split pin to close the flap|
outcome: i really liked making this, it's such a nice change up from my normally crisp, clean lines! i absolutely love the feel of this and plan to use book pages in heaps of projects coming up because its so rewarding! great reason to visit the second hand bookshops over the next couple of weeks!
julia's blog vintage with laces is truly inspiring if you love anything old worldy with a touch of feminine ... her trinket finds are SO cool! i have to thank her so much for providing me with such a great alternative to your standard gift wrapping :)