Charissa P, Pasadena, CA

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Member Since: 08/17/2009

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Make a Double Ruffle Gift Topper

Tired of putting the same old bow on your presents? Switch it up with a Double Ruffle Gift Topper! This unique gift adornment is reusable and made with recycled material. Inspired by the aftermath of...

How to Make a Paper-Covered Gift Basket

When giving a group of small gifts, it's nice to have a container to hold them. This is a super-easy way to make a paper-covered basket! Read the full post right here: The Gifted Blog.

Make a Reusable Gift Box

As you prepare for this gift-giving season, you may be cringing at the thought of all the wrapping paper that will go to waste after presents have been opened. Following a tutorial from Instructables...

Recycled Paper Garlands

When I saw Laura Normandin's post on DesignSponge about making a paper garland out of paper scraps, I (mentally) gasped! I had to make it. Read more about the process here: Tutorial Tryout: Recycled...

Top a Gift with a Pom-Pom

This summer I had the pleasure of attending my cousin's wedding. I ran into some trouble when wrapping the gift - the original decoration I used looked so puny! Read about what I did to remedy the...

How to Make Ribbon from a Ramen Package

I write a blog about gift wrapping and am especially excited about this new (to me) idea. Turn mylar packaging into ribbon! A fun thing to try if you're into recycled materials, or just out of ribbon...

Furochic Giveaway!

I'm happy to feature gift-wrapping products on my blog that I think my readers might enjoy. This week's product feauture and giveaway is on Furochic, cute wrapping cloths designed by Jenn...

Pear Applique

I've been writing a blog about gift wrapping, exploring new techniques, telling stories, and generally geeking out about my love for wrapping gifts. One mini-series documents every gift I've wrapped...

Wrap a Gift for Free

I write a blog about gift wrapping and have been having a ball trying out new ideas and writing about them. Here’s a gift wrapping idea using materials that are free and plentiful: Free Idea...

recent comments

Re: How to Make Flower Hairpins for the Holidays!

Whoo hoo! So honored to be featured alongside you on PaperCrave today. This is really a lovely project.


Re: Recycled Envelope Favor boxes

Super cute. I have a whole stash of security envelopes saved and have been waiting for the right idea to strike. Thanks for the inspiration!


Re: Recycled Magazine Gift Bows

Ah! Thank you for posting this. I've been writing a blog about gift wrapping and am always on the lookout for fun tutorials to try. I saw this idea on Craftster, but, as usual, Jessica does such a beautiful job of presenting that it makes you want to give it a shot yourself!

Re: Book Giveaway: Design-It-Yourself Clothes

Hooray! I have definitely enjoyed Cal's tutorials on this site and would love to learn more from her.

Re: DIY Gift-Wrap Ideas for Your Handmade Creations

Thank you for this compilation! I just started a blog about gift wrapping ( and am eager to test out new ideas.

Re: Book Giveaway - Wrapagami: The Art of Fabric Gift Wraps

Ooh, pick me!
Just started a blog on gift wrapping and would love to review it: