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.
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.
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!
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.
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!