DIY Christmas Light Wrapping Paper
Do you ever have those days where you just can't seem to get a single thing done without having an issue? This project went like that for me.
After figuring out how to print and cut, I started with step one: print. Well
So I rifle through my cabinet, find a new black ink cartridge, load, calibrate. Print. Done. NOPE... My supply level estimator lied to me, I was also out of Cyan. WHO EVEN NEEDS CYAN. I was obviously very aggravated at this point, but I was determined to finish my project before bedtime.
After replacing both ink cartridges, and calibrating, my printer still didn't want to give me top quality, but I settled. Hey, we all have our days right?
Luckily my Cricut didn't give me any grief, it
Over the next two weeks I will be sharing 4 different ways to wrap with kraft paper & twine. I can't wait! If you can't either, sign up for my emails! I will be sending out a sneak peek in the next one!
Supplies: Get the whole kit here!
- Cricut Explore Air
- White Card Stock
- Kraft Paper (I love using a roll of butcher paper - it lasts much longer than wrapping paper!)
- Tape & Scissors
- Glue Pen (my favorite!)
Step 1: Print and Cut the lights. You can use my file, (just upload as a print & cut) and be sure to shrink the bulbs to fit your package size. You wouldn't want disproportional lights would you!? Copy and paste the bulbs until you have enough to cover the package. Oh, and definitely turn the bleed on for this project!
Step 2: Fold each little light bulb in half.
Step 3: Use the glue pen to attach each bulb to the twine, stopping once you've reached the desired length.
Step 4: Wrap your package with kraft paper, then wrap the 'string of lights' around the package, securing with tape at each end.
Step 5: Plug it in. Just kidding! I am sure whomever receives this gift, is obviously a very fun person, and is definitely going to love the effort you put into wrapping it!