Creative Ideas To Use Gift Wrap
If you are looking for some new craft ideas that won't cost too much how about some gift wrap crafts? Gift wrap is inexpensive and you can create so much with it! Gift wrap flowers are a great craft to do with your kids, students or just for fun with friends! You can create paper flowers in bright colors, patterned papers and put them in a vase to spruce up your house in the summer! All you need is the paper! (you can use paper or a green pipe cleaner as the stem)
First you choose a color that you want your flower to be and evenly spread out two to three sheets of the gift wrap or tissue paper. Then you bend the paper back and forth like an accordion, making each fold about an inch wide. Then you fold the sheets in half end to end. For the stem you use two sheets and fold them several times so its about an inch or two thin. Then you will fold the stem paper in half through the folded flower part. Then once the stem is pulled through evenly twist the stem part up real tight. (you can put a dab of craft glue on the tips of the stem where the ends meet to hold it it place). Starting with the top or the bottom you fan out the paper of the flower part so no sheets are stuck together. Then you make a few more of the same color or different color; pop them in a vase and you're all set!