May Arts Ribbon Blog

Teaches you step by step how to create custom wrapping paper.  How to wrap your package and tie it up with unique bows of ribbon.  Learn how to upcycle paper and fashion beautiful bows.



  • May Arts Ribbon: 350-58-34, SE34, AG09, JD10, XJ46, XJ34
  • recycled newsprint and butcher paper, boxes
  • Stampendous Jumbo Orchid stamp and Embossing Enamel -Aged Turquoise
  • circle stamp, flourish stamp
  • red acrylic texture paint, green acrylic paint and brush
  • white stazon
  • embossing heat tool
  • white buttons
  • boxes, scissors, tape


Blog post by: Leah Farrar-White


  1. sue wisniewski

  2. Sue D

    Great gift wrapping ideas.  I like the ribbon choices.

  3. Kathy P

    Lovely gift wrap…thanks for the tutorial!

  4. alice hancock

    That was easy – I suscribed to your YouTube Channel.  I'm so glad you lead us to it – looks like tons of fun!

  5. alice hancock

    I love it when the bow and paper don't compete with each other!  Plain paper fancy bow, or gorgeous paper, simple ribbon or cord accent. 

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  7. Christine Dring

    I do this sometimes, but I use the comics – nice and colorful! TFS!

  8. Kristie Maynard

    Some great ideas!  Would work beautifully with tissue paper too.  How fun these gifts are! TFS!

  9. Amy Jones

    Thanks so much for sharing.  This is a wonderful idea.  I am loving the way all of it comes together.  I will have to try this for sure.

  10. Kimberly Jones

    What a fun and creative project! I love pretty packaging, and the ribbon adds the perfect finishing touch!

  11. Rebecca W

    Thanks for sharing- this is a great idea!


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