I love wrapping gifts up all fun and fancy, but let's be real. most of the time the wrapping gets tossed out with the bathwater. my solution to this is to recycle as much as possible. yes, that ribbon on your package may be the very same ribbon that was on the gift you gave me - deal. I thought I would share one of the ways I use those paper bags from take out or shopping trips.
I started with a bag that was a doggie bag from the latest birthday dinner. I painted some gesso on to cover the logo and to have a good base to start with.
did some doodling, scribbling and used stencil letters.
added some paint. colour! circles!
collage using old sheet music. drew in the shape of a boat.
added some lettering "seek adventure everyday". tissue paper from anthropology purchase and ribbon from gifts gone by.
don't forget the other side! I started with the same process as the front.
this was a fun, quick project and I hope it encourages you to reuse for your next gift wrap!