Bubble Up

Give packing-style bubble wrap a second chance by putting it to use on the outside of a box as well as in.

What You Need:

Blue Bubble Wrapped Gift Coat the plastic wrap with
acrylic paints, then press it
onto colored paper for a
snowball effect.

  • Bubble wrap
  • Pastel-color paper
  • White acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Snowflake stamps
  • White ink pad and embossing powder
  • Glitter
  • Embossing gun
  • White card stock
  • Glue stick
  • Decorative-edge scissors
  • Purchased envelope
  • Hole punch
  • Silver tinsel


1. Cut bubble wrap the same size as the pastel paper. Brush white paint over the bubble wrap. Place the bubble wrap paint-side down over the paper and lightly press. Peel away the bubble wrap.

2. Stamp a white snowflake onto pastel paper. Emboss the wet ink with embossing powder, glitter, and an embossing gun, following the manufacturer's directions.

3. Mount the stamped image on white card stock. Trim the card stock with decorative-edge scissors. Cut a scrap of bubble-wrap-stamped paper and mount the card on it.

4. Make the tag in the same manner as the card. Tie on with tinsel.