gift wrap // glassine leaves // ANASTASIA MARIE

Sometimes you just have to use things you normally wouldn’t use for a project. In this case, I decided to recycle some crumpled glassine bags to make my next gift wrap idea. Love it? Here’s the how to plus things you’ll need to get it done:

Embossed white polka dot wrapping paper (I used a sheet of scrapbooking paper found at JoAnn)
Kraft box
Chunky glitter in fall-themed colors (I used copper, silver, gold, and iridescent).
Glassine bags
Natural jute

Fine-tip scissors
ModPodge for Paper
Foam brush
Mini funnel

After your gift is placed inside the kraft box, take two glassine bags and cut out a leaf shape from each. Vary the size and shape of the two leaves and do your best to keep the two sides of the bag together when making your cut. You’ll need both sides to line up perfectly when putting together your leaf. Next, take your brush and apply glue on the edges of your cut leaf, leaving about half an inch sometime along the edge glue-free (this is where your glitter will get poured into). Glue the two pieces together and let dry. Repeat with each leaf. (Note: glue at least a quarter inch of the edges down for the best effect, details later.)

gift wrap // glassine leaves // ANASTASIA MARIEgift wrap // glassine leaves // ANASTASIA MARIE

Once dry, mix together your glitter colors to a blend you love and use the funnel to pour the glitter inside each leaf through the unglued opening. Then glue each opening shut. Take your fine-tip scissors and add fringe to the edges of each leaf. Make sure your cuts don’t go past your glued portion, otherwise you’ll have glitter falling out of your leaf.

Lastly, wrap some jute around your box and use some glue to adhere the leaves to the box. You’re done!

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Combining similiar metals creates a gorgeous glow…

gold + copper // an anastasia marie palette

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I’ve decided to start a new hashtag project.

If you follow me over on Instagram, you most likely already know about this. I have a huge heart for gift wrap and everything that it entails, so to both inspire both you and myself, this project is going to come in handy. If you’ve been inspired by one of my gift wrap posts on my blog and wrapped something pretty as a result, or if you’re just proud of your latest gift wrap that’s not necessarily inspired by one of my posts, tag your photo #wrapitproject over on Instagram for a chance to get reposted on my Instagram account. Who here loves paper as much as I do (or maybe even more)?!

#wrapitproject via @anastasiamika

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  • Xenia

    So do i! I”m inspired by you every day! Thank you!

  • Andi

    LOVE the pink flower paper!

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gift wrap with mini flags via ANASTASIA MARIE

Those who have nightmare-ish experiences with wrapping paper, this is for you. To recreate this gift wrap idea, you’ll need the following supplies:

Kraft box
Glitter card stock in gold, bronze, and white
White glitter string


Enclose your gift in the box and simply close the lid. That could be enough, but I don’t think so; glam it up! Cut out mini flags from the glitter card stock, varying them in length but keeping the width the same. String them in a random order (but pretty, of course) onto the glitter string and tie the loose ends of the string in the back. Done!

gift wrap with mini flags via ANASTASIA MARIEgift wrap with mini flags via ANASTASIA MARIE

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autumn leaves

Autumn is here. I prefer that word so much more than fall. It sounds more beautiful. I saw the leaves (pictured above) the other day and was giddy. The first signs of fall. It was just one main branch of the tree, oddly enough, for the bulk of the tree is still a luscious green. I do love summer, but we had such a hot one this year, I’m so glad to see the rain and hear it falling at night. I love being able to step outside and not instantly sweat. Give a couple months and I’ll start complaining about all the rain and how I long for summer again, but I guess that’s just life. I’m really looking forward to all the adventures this season holds, and if you’re interested in following along, I post more regularly over on Instagram, so it’d be really really cool if you followed along there: @anastasiamika

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