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Vintage Page Designs: 6 Ways to Wrap Gifts Using Vintage Paper

December 23, 2011

6 Ways to Wrap Gifts Using Vintage Paper

I've been having a lot of fun including vintage paper in my holiday gift wrapping this year.  I thought I'd share with some ways that you could incorporate some lovely old book pages or vintage sheet music into your packaging too.

1.  Vintage Paper Gift Wrap

Use old book pages to wrap the entire gift.  This works well for small gifts because you're restricted by the size of the pages.  Here I used vintage sheet music to wrap an iTunes gift card and finished it off with seam binding and a gold accent.

2. Vintage Paper Bows

Cut strips of old books to form a bow.  Here I used over sized dictionary pages - the large loops were cut to 1" wide and the smaller inner loops on top were cut to 1/2" wide. I finished off the center with a vintage button.

3. Vintage Paper Bag Toppers

Transform a plain bag into something special by creating a bag topper from vintage paper.  I just folded a rectangle of sheet music in half, stapled it to the top of the closed bag and hid the staple with a bow.

4. Vintage Paper Belly Bands

Cover the gift in regular wrapping paper, then create a belly band from vintage paper to bring it up a notch.

5. Vintage Paper Tags

Use a die cutting machine or handheld punch to create tags from old book pages and sheet music:

6. Vintage Paper Accents

Cut a piece of an old map or sheet music and glue it to the front of a parcel.  Here I used spray adhesive to attach a map of the East Coast to a gift wrapped in simple kraft paper.

There are more pictures of my Christmas packages in this post.  Got a great idea for packaging gifts using old book pages?  Leave a link and/or comment below.

Linking to:

A Crafty Soiree
Hodgepodge Friday
Crafty Happy Scrappy 
The Shabby Nest

Savy Southern Style

Happy Wrapping!


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At December 23, 2011 at 4:02 PM , Blogger Cath Wilson said...

What a great idea, Ali - love this. I have lots of music papers and old dictionaries, etc! Thanks for the tips x

At December 23, 2011 at 4:15 PM , Blogger Chris said...

They look fabulous, Ali. Trouble is I keep my vintage papers for stroking. lol

At December 23, 2011 at 6:18 PM , Blogger Cheri said...

Ali, you always come up with something fabulous! I love your ideas and creations. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

At December 23, 2011 at 10:40 PM , Blogger Sharon said...

Fabulous ideas Ali!! Everything looks amazing and very creative! Merry Xmas to you!

At December 23, 2011 at 11:55 PM , Blogger Lynn Stevens said...

Great ideas!!! Now why didn't I think of that!
Wishing you a Merry Chritmas Ali!
hugs Lynn

At December 24, 2011 at 9:24 AM , Blogger Marjie Kemper said...

Those packages look wonderful! Love that beautiful bow in #2.... wowza!

At December 24, 2011 at 10:28 AM , Blogger Cathy L. Calamas said...

Beautiful!! I will have to remember this next year.

At December 24, 2011 at 12:33 PM , Blogger peggy gatto said...

Very fun!

At December 29, 2011 at 6:29 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi - Very nice packages. Thanks for sharing these cute and simple ideas.


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