Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Craft Mashup [Silly Band Gift Wrapping]

The first time I ever heard about the concept of a mashup was with the release of The Grey Album. A music mashup is a song that is created by blending two or more pre-recorded songs seamlessly. The Grey Album blended songs from Jay-Z's Black Album and the Beatles' White Album - genius!

I thought it would be fun to apply the same concept to crafting since I don't make music. Like many of you, I am constantly coming across amazing crafts that inspire me. So I'm going to take some of those amazing ideas and try to blend them seamlessly to make a craft mashup. First up I'm taking crafts from two of my favorite bloggers and making the following mashup: silly band gift wrapping.

A couple of months ago Kristy (aka The Purple Pug) threw a crazy cool Super Mario-themed party for her little guy. One thing that stuck out to me was her creative use of unwanted silly bands...

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One of my other faves, Kendra over at My Insanity, created adorable gift wrapping using (of all things) balloons!

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So, I took Kristy's idea of repurposing silly bands and combined it with Kendra's creative gift wrapping idea to get this...

This is really easy to make - all you need is a bunch of silly bands. We have a ton of formerly-couldn't-live-without silly bands laying around our house doing absolutely nothing...

Just loop one end of a silly band through another one to form a "chain link". Once you have a long chain, wrap it around the gift (I used one color for each chain). To make the bow, simply tie the silly bands together into a ball shape and then tie it onto the gift.

Thanks (again) to Kristy and Kendra for being constant sources of inspiration! Look out for more craft mashups coming soon!!


Kristy {the purple pug} said...

Ummm..Could that possibly be any cooler? Genius. Totally love + adore this idea.

RoseMarie said...

What a great concept/idea for a series!
RM, Home Confetti


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