One of my favorite things to do during the holiday seasons is making goodies and wrapping them to hand out as hostess gifts or to friends and colleagues. Most people love getting something homemade, and when you take the time to make it special with some cute wrapping or a gift tag, they really appreciate the thoughtfulness, and it just might make their day.
The thing is, I'm not really the best at crafting. I like to keep these little touches as easy as possible, so there isn't too much fussing with glue and scissors. That's why I love the idea of making belly bands and decided to make a free pattern easily printed on any sheet of paper. If you don't have access to a printer, you can even just use old gift wrap.
For this post, I printed on seed paper because it makes the gift even more special and adds a bonus gift they can plant in the spring. Every time I've given seed paper holiday cards, the response I received was always positive. People notice it and love the idea because it is symbolic and earthy. I love it because it's made from post-consumer material and doesn't leave any waste behind. The holidays are filled with waste, and I don't like creating more of it when I don't have to.
(Read more about reducing waste during the holidays)
Print this free festive pattern on seed paper to make your own belly band wraps that will add a special touch to handmade gifts
Here's how it works:
First order some seed paper, white or cream is best for printing. Botanical PaperWorks ships quickly so you won't have to wait too long depending on where you are ordering from. Then, simply download the FREE Printable PDF Holiday Pattern and print it on to the seed paper. There are some tips for printing on seed paper so be sure to read that before ordering your paper. You can also just use a recycled paper if you don't want to use seed paper.
Then all you have to do is print the pattern and cut strips for wrapping. I made mine about 2.5 inches wide, but you can make them as thin or as wide as needed for your packages. Then use double-sided tape to seal them. That's it, so easy!
I hope you enjoyed this idea for crafting with seed paper and that you have an amazing holiday season. It will be here before you know it!
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