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Glamorous Gift Wrapping {with Contact Paper!}

Posted on August 13,2012 by Jennifer

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Recently I was in my local Dollar Tree store and saw this beautiful black & white floral contact paper. I stopped in my tracks. This pattern is a little bit vintage and totally classic and I loved it! And at $1.00 per roll I was, in a word, SOLD! I bought every roll they had! Not exactly sure what I would do with it but knowing that it wouldn’t be hard for me to find a use for it – and knowing that this was a bit of a fluke – I stocked up.

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Well, I’m thrilled to share my first use of it with you… gift wrapping! And can I tell you – this paper is perfect for wrapping. It folds well, holds tape well, and I think the pattern makes a very elegant presentation. I really enjoy wrapping presents and making the outside look extra special. The paper is very important because you see so much of it but then there’s the ribbon and little embellishments.

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Once I wrapped the box, I added a tailored black satin ribbon. I tied it left of center for an extra bit of drama. Next I added a black silk flower that was originally from a headband – but I much prefer it decorating this gift! For a tag I cut a piece of black linen cardstock with a decorative paper cutter and then attached a metal bookplate from the Martha Stewart Home Office collection. I love how substantial this bookplate makes the tag. It’s now so much more than a tag, it’s a keepsake!

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The final touch was this little rhinestone button for a bit of bling! What can I say, I love sparkly things! I’m hoping the recipient of my gift will like it as much as I hope she will! But regardless, it was a joy to prepare.

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I’m liking this paper pattern so much, I’m contemplating using it as a “wallpaper” on a bookshelf… we’ll see! What creative ideas do you have for using contact paper? Please share a comment!

Happy Monday!

Jennifer Carroll, Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll

8 Responses to “Glamorous Gift Wrapping {with Contact Paper!}”

  1. August 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm, Lucinda said:

    Love the flower and ribbon and BLING!! Love lots of bling!!! What a great, money saving way to get a REALLY expensive looking package that I can be proud to give. Thank you Jennifer, you did it again, the biggest bang for the buck!

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    • August 14, 2012 at 6:17 pm, Jennifer said:

      Thank you! I love bling too!!!

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  2. August 13, 2012 at 3:10 pm, Jill Flory said:

    That is beautiful! I wouldn’t be able to open it and spoil the lovliness!

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    • August 14, 2012 at 6:18 pm, Jennifer said:

      I feel the same way sometimes, I hate to open it and spoil the beauty! Plus, I love the mystery of what could be inside :D

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  3. August 13, 2012 at 11:05 pm, Marelle said:

    Brilliant!! A gift wrapped with love is a gift in itself. To beautiful to tear open so it is opened with the care that was put into it. It really is the little touches that make all the difference. Just Brilliant!!

    I love the dollar store. I’m always stocking up on thank you cards for my clients. They really have some beautiful ones. A simple floral sticker or wax seal on the back makes those thank yous extra special.

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    • August 14, 2012 at 6:19 pm, Jennifer said:

      Thanks Marelle! I agree the Dollar Store is a haven for lots of great things just waiting to be made over :-)

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  4. August 25, 2012 at 1:34 am, Anne said:

    I found that same paper a couple of months ago at our local Dollar Store. And did the exact same thing – bought every roll! :) It’s just beautiful! I did the boring thing and actually used it for its intended purpose and covered my shelves with it. But I love it and get to see it every day. I’m so glad I kept all the scraps because your creativity inspired me! Thank you for the lovely idea. Your package is beautiful!

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    • August 28, 2012 at 9:38 pm, Jennifer said:

      Hi Anne! Thank you so much!! I love that we both bought ‘em out! :-) I’m thinking of lining the draws of a small chest I’m refinishing with some of the lining paper. It’s such a charming pattern – I’m sure I’ll be finding all types of little projects here and there to use it on. I’m so glad you saved some scraps and were inspired by my wrapping. What a lovely compliment!! Thank you again!!

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