A couple of Eddie Ross' Postcard Projects
I recently came across a few projects that I've been inspired to try. They are lovely, inexpensive ways to package gifts for your friends this holiday season.
Eddie Ross featured a few of his do-it-yourself projects on the Martha Stewart show recently. He showed how vintage postcards can be enlarged on a color copier and then used to wrap tin cans and turn them into pretty vases as well as gift wrap.
These gifts look beautiful dressed in wrapping paper made from vintage postcards.
I love this project and can't believe that it hasn't dawned on me to do this sooner! Eddie took some vintage earrings and turned them into pretty magnets by hot gluing a magnet onto the back. How simple is that? I think the earring magnets would make such a lovely gift.
This project comes from Design*Sponge. It's simply a recovered paint can. You can find these paint cans at the hardware store for about $4 or $5. Then, take some pretty, graphic paper (or whatever pattern your prefer) and cover the can with it. Finish by trimming with ribbon. These dressed up containers would make great containers for gifts and can then be reincarnated as vases, catch-alls, or pencil holders afterwards.