Wrap some baker's twine or other string around a wooden block to create a graphic textured stamp. -can also use rubber bands- Stamp on inside of paper bags from grocery store or paper that comes in mailed packages, use as wrapping paper.
I absolutely love this idea for an alternative to the traditional ribbon or bow gift topper. Tracy, one of the new summer interns at The Crafts Dept. over at Martha Stewart Living, shares a DIY for this pop-up message “ribbon”,.