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Gelli Printing for a Quick Advent Calendar

Video showing how to get use a Gelli Plate and a stencil to make wrapping paper and then create quick sewn pouches to wrap advent calendar gifts quickly! The holidays have arrived faster than I realized…and I am running late getting my nephew’s advent calendar together. The fact that I have zero holiday wrapping paper isn’t a problem because I am going to make my own. But I needed to get this mailed out yesterday…so I need to get lots of wrapping paper created in a hurry. And I need to wrap all 24 gifts pronto!

Why 24? A tradition in our family is to open a small gift each day of December until Christmas. For my car and truck loving nephew, I am wrapping an inexpensive car or truck for each day for him. One could even call these cheap. He’s preschool age, so the numbers on each gift will also allow him to get a little practice counting too.

The solution to all my obstacles? Gelli Printing®! And as a bonus it let me create 2 coordinating looks without any extra work!

Watch Gelli printing an advent calendar and gift wrap on YouTube.

Want to know more about Gelli printing®? I’ve got all sorts of getting started information here.

Why was this so quick? I used just one stencil and just one color of paint but it created 2 coordinating looks. There was no thinking involved here…it was all about speed. As a bonus, I was able to use up some of the red paint that I have but I so rarely use.

Video showing how to get use a Gelli Plate and a stencil to make wrapping paper and then create quick sewn pouches to wrap advent calendar gifts quickly!This could be a lot of wrapping of odd shapes so instead of tape, I am going to sew them each in a paper pouch. I don’t know a lot about sewing but I can sew an almost straight line. I cut the pages to create pouches or bags to hold each vehicle and painted the number (1 to 24) so my nephew will know which one to open each day.

Video showing how to get use a Gelli Plate and a stencil to make wrapping paper and then create quick sewn pouches to wrap advent calendar gifts quickly!

Then it was time to hit the sewing machine to seal these all up. Now that they are all ready, I am off to the post office to get these in the mail to him and start on the next holiday task that I am behind on…hope you are farther along on your holiday to do list than I am!

Video showing how to get use a Gelli Plate and a stencil to make wrapping paper and then create quick sewn pouches to wrap advent calendar gifts quickly!

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  • Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith November 28, 2015, 5:44 am

    What a lovely idea! Hope it gets to your nephew on time for December!

  • suzy November 28, 2015, 8:17 am

    Carolyn, what a fab idea for little ones to learn their numbers while counting down the days until Christmas! Thank you for a fun idea for little boys.

  • Corrine November 28, 2015, 7:11 pm

    Fun, fun, fun, fun!!!!!xox

  • susanjw November 28, 2015, 8:22 pm

    This is so cheery and so cleverly efficient.
    I first bumped into your blog & YouTube channel when I began researching gel printing. Since then I’ve become a big fan; I appreciate your overflowing positive energy and obvious delight in what you do. I am currently in the Lesson 3 – stamping, painting part of Permission to Play and look forward to immersing myself in a Gelli print workshop in the future.
    I decided to go back to the beginning (slowly hitting the “previous post” link once I happened upon an early date. I don’t know if an Archive feature would make crawling around in the history any easier.
    I am enjoying watching your evolution and growth as an artist through these early days. I think it’s important to honor and celebrate growth and change.
    You are greatly appreciated.

  • Monica November 29, 2015, 12:42 am

    Hi Carolyn. Thank you for sharing this lovely idea. It looks great. And enjoyed that it is so easy and rather fast.
    Wishing you a lovely Sunday.
    Hugs from Monica…

  • Brenda ross November 29, 2015, 11:59 am

    Loved this idea. I will likely do this next year for my grandchildren-3 boys.
    Thanks

  • Ozge Basagac November 30, 2015, 12:39 pm

    This is such a sweet advent calendar 🙂 Both the content and the package are awesome 🙂