Last-Minute No-Paper Gift Wrap {??!!}

We're getting down to crunch time! So here's a super-easy fabulous paperless {yes, paperless} giftwrap tip !!  

Gorgeous, eh? Let me share the secret!  Pin It



If you're a recycler like I am, you set aside your chipboard boxes from pizza, pasta, crackers, cereal, frozen dinners, tea...the list goes on.

We can make dinner and "not wrap" our gifts at the same time! {Did I mention we're in time crunch here?!}

If you don't recycle yet, then just empty that cereal into a plastic baggy and *bingo* you've got your box! Gently pry open the ends until it looks like this. It's easy if you get your thumb under there. Or, use a letter opener.

Don't worry about the edges--they will cover. Just fold the clean flap over the slightly frayed flap...and glue. I use a low-heat glue gun.

Now the outside of your box is on the inside. See? {before/after}

And you have a beautiful clean canvas to play with. Some folks purchase craft paper to achieve this look. You just did it for free!

You ran out of bows and package bling?  No Problem!  Get out your aluminum foil and whatever is on hand! 

You can really get some WOW-factor bling with foil!

 *Click here* for the Tinfoil Tutorial to embellish your non-wrapped packages...

...Or to make some fabulous little gift tags:



What a creative season it's been!  From simply beautiful "No-Wrap" gift boxes to gorgeous but easy holiday projects of all kinds. I hope you'll follow along if you enjoy any of these original ideas, because there's more to come!

Recycling is smart {and a gift to the planet}. Take it a step further... It will spur creativity and test your ingenuity if you choose to Upcycle.

Match your paperless gift wrapping with these beautiful cards. Come get the tutorial!


That's a Wrap!











Share your creations. 
Party with the Wildly Original Crowd now!  

Also this season:  



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