Published on November 18, 2016 — Leave a comment

Merry Making: How To Decorate Gifts With Leftover Bubble Wrap

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Welcome to thredUP’s Merry Making series! This holiday season, we’re all about celebrating with (re)purpose. That means getting festive with repurposed materials, resulting in a happier planet, wallet, and you! Place an order today for a free Merry Making guide, and read on for how to make this festive polka-dot garland with items you have around the house.

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You’ll need:

  • -Bubble wrap
  • -Acrylic Paint
  • -Paint brushes
  • -A paper plate (for the paint)
  • -Gift wrap to decorate

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1. Lay out a sheet of bubble wrap and put a dollop of paint on your paper plate.

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2. Dip your brush in the paint, and paint a stripe of color vertically on your bubble wrap.

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3. Take your present, and lay the bubble wrap paint-side-down on the gift.

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4. Peel the bubble wrap off carefully. Let dry.

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5. Take a few pieces of colored string, tie in a bow, and put on the present for a finishing touch.

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For more Merry Making tips and DIYs, check out our Merry Making section!

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