Inspired by my last gift wrap post, the caterpillar, today I have butterflies for you. I wrapped up two baby shower presents for two sisters with this idea. Packaging supplies needed are listed below:
White patterned wrapping paper (the one I used was found at Paper Source)
Pastel colored cardstock
Wrap your boxed gift with the wrapping and secure with the double-sided tape. Wind a few layers of the glitter twine around the package, securing with a knot on the backside of the package. Next, cut out a pretty butterfly silhouette. Bend the wings up to give it a bigger 3D effect. Using the puff glue, dot along the edges of the butterfly wings. Once that dries, use the tacky glue to secure the butterfly onto the package, putting glue only on the body of the butterfly (not the wings!) And you’re done!
POSTED: June 30, 2015 UNDER: Packaging Paper Projects
Baby shower gift wrap is just way too much fun to do. You can get as whimsical and childlike as you want and no one will bat an eye. One of my friends is going to be a mama really soon and for her baby shower, I gave her a caterpillar wrapped gift. Packaging supplies needed are listed below:
Small kraft box (or larger if you have a larger gift, of course)
White polka dotted kraft wrapping paper (the one I used is from Target)
Mint green washi tape
Green glitter string
Mint green cardstock
1/8″ hole punch
Sharp fine tip scissors
Wrap your boxed gift in the wrapping paper, using double-sided tape to secure the flaps. A gift always looks cleaner if you hide the tape, thus why double-sided tape is my favorite. Add the washi tape across the flaps just for decorative style. Wind the glitter string around the box several times, secure the two loose ends, and trim. Once that bit is done, cut out a fun silhouette of a caterpillar from your green cardstock. Use your hole punch to create two small holes in the center of the caterpillar. Guide the toothpick through those holes. Figure out a good placement for the caterpillar, mark where the toothpick would insert into the top of the wrapped gift, and use the fine tip scissors to poke a small hole in that place. Insert the fully assembled caterpillar and you’re done.
POSTED: June 17, 2015 UNDER: Packaging Paper Projects
Remember my original feathered gift wrap post? Well, I’m recycling the paper feather for another gift wrap post because I love how paper feathers look on packages. Supplies needed:
White polka dot wrapping paper + tape (this paper was found at Target)
Mini glitter clothespin
Iridescent + white twine
Start by making your glittered paper feather. Cut out a feather in a shape you prefer from the white paper; it can be super simple or more intricate like mine. Apply a line of glitter glue down the middle and cover with the chunky glitter. I personally love chunky glitter because it has more texture than fine glitter, but if you prefer yours fine, that’s perfectly fine.
While your feather is drying, begin wrapping your package in the polka dot paper and secure with double sided tape. We never want to see tape on a wrapped gift (unless it’s washi tape, of course). Using the twine, wrap it around your package a few times and secure in the back with a knot. Insert your card into the sleeve, slide it underneath the twine, and pin your paper feather onto the sleeve with a mini clothespin. I used the same color of glitter clothespin as the glitter on the feather, but if you want to play around with color, the power is in your hands!
POSTED: April 1, 2015 UNDER: Packaging Paper Projects
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, here’s a fast (but still super pretty) gift wrap idea for you. Supplies needed:
White wrapping paper + tape
Gold glitter hearts
Glue (preferably not a glue stick)
Wrap your package in the white wrapping paper. Next, take stripes of washi tape and scatter them on the wrapped package. Vary the lengths and patterns for that handmade touch. I chose pastel hues in honor of Valentine’s Day. After that, dab a bit of glue on a golden heart and place it where you think it’ll look nice. Repeat until you’re happy with the results.
POSTED: February 4, 2015 UNDER: Packaging Paper Projects
Stars have been a constant theme for Christmas time, so I think it’s just to put a star-inspired gift wrap post up. Once again, I have favored kraft and gold but this time I added hints of black and white. Packaging supplies needed (besides the scissors and tape) are listed below:
kraft box with lid (I found this one at TJ Maxx last year)
Gold glitter paper (any craft store should carry this)
Metallic twine (the twine shown here are all from Knot & Bow)
Using various colored twine, wrap the box twice around with each color and secure each strand with a knot on the bottom of the box. Hand draw a crooked star on the back of the glitter paper and cut it out. Don’t try to be crooked; it’ll come naturally as you hand draw. For the final touch, pin the star on top of the box with the glitter clothespin. Use star as a mini tag if you’d like.
POSTED: December 18, 2014 UNDER: Packaging Paper Projects