Monday, February 9, 2009

Japanese Wrapping Book

Last weekend I got a chance to visit the Kinokuniya Bookstore. And of course, I couldn't leave the store without buying at least one craft book. I purchased the book pictured above "Wrapping Book" (ISBN978-4-415-30519-6). What sold me on it were two craft projects. The first one you can see on the cover of the book. It's a squirrel glued to a glass jar filled with nuts. There's also grass paper wrapped around the jar. Clever no? The second project that made me take this book home was a brown bag decorated to look like a house. In fact, I already gave the project a try and took some pictures to share.


Wouldn't this make a sweet treat bag for Valentines Day filled with cookies?


To make the roof I used a striped card stock to resemble an awning. In the book they used a plaid print. Really just about any print would look good.

20 comments:

Nao said...

Hi, I have been reading your blog for a few months now and obviously I am a big fan. I decided leaving this comment because I think I saw you at Mitsuwa on Sun. I wanted to say hi to you but I wasn't brave enough. Anyways, your craft ideas are great. Thanks for sharing.

babalisme said...

It looks really simple yet effective! That's what I love about Japanese craft book. I love wrapping ideas too!

Katie said...

This is such a cute and easy idea! Thanks for sharing!

alittlebitofscrap said...

Oh that is adorable! I wish I had a reason to make these :)

kawaii crafter said...

Nao,

I was at Mitsuwa on Sunday. My husband and I stopped there for lunch and to pick up some groceries. You should have said hello. I would have enjoyed meeting you.

jessica

Piggy said...

That's really simple and cute! I think I will go and check out Kino for that book now! :P

lovely little deer said...

That is so sweet!
Japanese craft books are the best!
I just wish i could read Japanese;D

Liz said...

Very cute. Depending on the paper you used it could fit for any holiday. Thanks for this cute idea!

mushroommeadows said...

so cute!!! It would be super fun for paper dolls, too!

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

This is so sweet!
I love your blog too! (Found it via Crafty Crow.)

Ayie said...

Kawaii!!!

Yarni Gras! said...

how clever!

love said...

i love this little bag! i work in a school and happened to see a bag and some printed paper.. What do you know, i made one.. it was simple and very cute... thanks for sharing.. i cant wait to make miniatures of them..

Mama Krit said...

This is such a great idea! Thanks. :)

melinda said...

i keep small, brown paper bags on hand for crafts. thanks for your idea! cute!

Cami said...

Terrific idea, thanks for sharing it! I love things like this that are so versatile and can be interpreted for many different occasions :)

kawaii crafter said...

love,

I was thinking the same thing, they would be fun to make on a smaller scale

Jnette said...

Very adorable!!

ISA said...

So lovely !

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