If you haven’t tackled your gift wrapping yet, you’re in luck — this is our second DIY today to feature super cheap, super fast and super cute giftwrap and decor projects. This one comes from Sara Rivka Dahan, the DIY expert behind the site Creative Jewish Mom. While at the store, Sara spotted these blank price tag stickers and found herself drawn to their graphic shape and pretty neon hues. I love the simple designs she’s made on the kraft paper gifts, and the snowflakes are awesome as well; they feel so modern and abstract that they could be perfect for any holiday. Except for the stickers, you probably have all the supplies on hand, making this a great last-minute project for a party. Thanks so much for sharing, Sara! — Kate
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Read the full how-to after the jump!
- neon price tag stickers (you can find these in office supply stores, hardware stores or online)
- recycled cardboard (from cereal boxes or other packaging)
- kraft paper for wrapping
1. For the snowflakes:
I made my snowflakes on the un-printed side of some recycled cereal boxes, but any heavy-weight paper or cardboard of any kind will work. Each snowflake has a central structure that can then be built upon to make many variations. The simplest way to start your snowflake is the method I’ve shown here, though my favorite is actually made by starting with the center of 6 stickers placed such that the negative space in the center is a hexagon, though this does require a bit more patience. Once you’ve applied your stickers to the cardboard and your snowflake is finished, cut around the snowflake shape, punch a hole in one of the arms of the snowflake, hang and enjoy!
You can use these as gift tie-ons or attach them to string or ribbon to create a garland. Of course, individual snowflakes would also look great hanging on door knobs or chair backs, so go to town and make a bunch!
3. For the jars: