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December Creativebug Fun!

Looking for some gift wrap inspiration? Explore new ways to brighten up your presents this holiday season and beyond! Check out a class on Creativebug!

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25 Days of Gift Wrap

Master of package presentation, Courtney Cerruti, leads you through 25 days of gift wrap ideas and techniques. Beginning with more complex projects and ending with quick fixes to common wrapping dilemmas, you’ll use simple craft materials to wrap, adorn and decorate your holiday gifts. Whether you’re getting ready for the holiday season or preparing for a special gift-giving occasion, this class will give you ideas you’ll use year round.

Stamped and Embossed Christmas Gift Tags

The wrapping of a present should be as special as the gift inside. Courtney Cerruti shows how to create custom paper gift tags using rubber stamps, ink and embossing powder – perfect for topping off your gifts. This quick embossing technique is ideal for working in large batches. (Maybe you’ll even have some tags for next year, too!)

Creative Wine Wrapping

Wine bottles are a favorite canvas of Megumi Inouye’s for creative wrapping. She shows you how to take items you have around the house to create a unique wrap for a special gift or thank you present for a host. Learn how to use maps, beautiful paper and fabric to turn a bottle of wine into a work of art.

Holiday Craft-Along: 30 Days of Cards, Tags and Packaging Ideas

This holiday season, join us for a month of merry making (literally!). Every day for a whole month, Courtney Cerruti shows you how to make handmade cards, gift tags, and creatively wrap gifts. This challenge is both practical and fun, giving you a reason to gather up your paper crafting supplies and find holiday inspiration every day.

Kaleidoscope Gift Wrap

If you’re like most of the crafty folks we know, you likely have a lot of scraps of paper in your crafty stash. In this workshop, Megumi Inouye shows you how to make a gorgeous (and simple) flat paper “bow” with simple folds. You can limit your palette or mix in a range of patterns for dramatically different effects.

Marbled Gift Wrappings

Once you’ve been marbling for a while, you may have amassed a bunch of prints you aren’t sure what to do with. Or maybe you someone who loves to add that personal touch of handmade to everything you do. Either way, this celebration-focused class demonstrates how to jazz up your gifts with colorful, unique wrappings. Surface designer Mercedez Rex leads you thorough how to reuse your previously marbled papers as wrapping paper and envelope liners, then how to marble ribbon, gift tags, and balsa wood ornaments in festive jewel tones. Highly recommended to first try Creativity Through Marbling: An Introduction!