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Create a homemade gift that keeps giving with these Sharpie Cork Trivets, plus a tutorial for reindeer wrapping paper!
It’s the first Monday of December & I am filled with holiday cheer! We spent the weekend in a cabin up in the mountains with Roger’s family & I feel so refreshed & ready for a new week.
Although the weather has been a little warmer than anticipated, that hasn’t stopped me from drinking hot chocolate, decorating with garland, & wrapping presents with homemade wrapping paper!
And I’ve been officially told by Roger that I can not open or shake anything that comes in the mail between now & the end of the year.
The temptation is real folks.
There is a semi-long rectangular shaped present under our tree right now & I can’t for the life of me figure out what it is… And the box it arrived in says fragile, so I know I shouldn’t shake it while Roger isn’t in the room, but boy is it tough to resist!
Hover over the image above to start shopping for gifts this holiday season!
And while I love the mystery inside of a gift, what I love even more is creating & sharing presents! There is so much joy to be had when someone opens something you carefully created & chose just for them.
So whether you are tight on budget or purposefully decided to create a homespun gift exchange this year, this tutorial for Sharpie cork trivets will be fun for the giver to create & receiver to open!
I started with a quick trip to Target (well as quick as any trip can be to this red & white wonderland!) where I picked up this Sharpie Permanent Markers Limited Edition Gift Pack (39 ct.) in the office supply section. Well, to be honest, I picked up one for myself & one as a gift since these items make great gifts for kids, tweens, & adults! And it will go perfectly with the Sharpie cork trivets.
I also grabbed a Prismacolor Colored Pencils Gift Pack (22 pc.) because their colored pencils are the best! I bought some last year too & they are my absolute favorite to use when coloring!
I knew I wanted to create cork trivets, but I also know my art skills are lacking so I picked up a few stencils to use on the cork trivets & brown packing paper.
As you can see, I couldn’t decide what Sharpie colors I wanted to decorate my cork trivets with because there is such a wide variety of colors available in each gift set! I did, however, narrow the stencils down to this reindeer one.
Eventually, I decided to stick with navy, red, & silver for the cork trivets. I also chose the silver, gold, & bronze to decorate the brown packing paper. And for the gift tag, I used the silver Sharpie.
What I love most about giving the cork trivets & Sharpie Permanent Markers Limited Edition Gift Pack as a gift together is that the receiver can then create their own design on the back of each trivet. They could use the reindeer side that you decorated in the winter & then design some flowers or a sunshine on the opposite side & use the trivets all spring & summer long!
Bright, bold & full of possibilities! These new doodling & drawing gift sets are perfect for every kind of artist. I had so much fun creating them & I know the special person who receives them will enjoy them just as much as I do!
Sharpie Permanent Markers Limited Edition Gift Pack X2 (one to keep & one to use)
Brown Packing Paper
First, lay your stencil on the cork trivet & use the sharpie to outline the stencil. Next, color in the outline design with your Sharpie color of choice.
Repeat design on all of the cork trivets. Wrap & tie a bow with ribbon.
To create reindeer wrapping paper, first cut a size of brown packing paper to fit the size of the gift.
Next, use a reindeer stencil & a variety of colored Sharpies to create the outlines of reindeer on the paper.
And don’t forget to create a cute gift tag with your Sharpie & a scrap of brown packing paper!
And on the backside of the gift tag, you can leave a little note that the gift receiver can put their own personal touches on their new Sharpie cork trivets. They can draw/decorate the back side of the cork trivets or add more color & design to the side that you decorated.
I hope you have as much fun creating with & giving this Sharpie Permanent Markers Limited Edition Gift Pack this holiday season as I do!
How will you decorate your cork trivets?
I’d love to hear from you!
Feel free to comment below, email me, or tweet me on Twitter.
With love, Giustina
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