I have to admit that even if I'm a passionate paper crafter and always give only self-made cards, I'm pretty bad when it comes to gift wrapping. I spend a lot of time in selecting the gift, as matching the gift with the receiver is pretty important to me. But after the gift is either bought or self made I don't pay too much attention on the gift wrapping. Which is actually pretty sad because a beautifully wrapped package immediately tells a message that you consider the receiver important. Which I do!
Normally I just wrap the gift in paper, tie a ribbon around the package, and either tie a bow or curl the ribbon ends with scissors. Curled ribbon can look very pretty on a package, but if all gifts always look identical, you may want to try something different.
Step-by-step: Easy gift wrap
I got the idea for a flower decorated gift from the beautiful gift wrap paper I found in Ikea. This colourful paper is from their 'Växtglädje' collection. I was pleasantly surprised about the quality of the paper, as it was heavier than other standard papers I had used. Easy to work with and to wrap around my gift!
For ribbon I used simple white curling ribbon. I cut two pieces, wrapped them around the package and secured the ends with tape. I did not tie a knot as I wanted the base for my flowers to be flat.
Then I die-cut leaves from white cardstock, using this Sizzix/Craft Asylum leaf die. I folded the leaves gently for creating a 3D look.
The flowers are die-cut from pink, white and purple cardstock. For this I used this lovely Sizzix/Craft Asylum die set fom their woodland collection.
The final step was to glue the flowers together and to glue the assembled flowers and the leaves on the gift. For this I could have used any type of paper glue, but knowing that my packages had to be carried in a bag for a little while I decided to use Tacky Glue for ensuring that the flowers would not fall off.
How easy and quick that was to make! And the receivers loved their flower decorated gifts!
- 'Växtglädje' gift wrap paper by Ikea
- White curl ribbon
- Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Woodland Leaves
- Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 5PK - Woodland Flower
- Tape, Tacky Glue
Wishing you a blooming day. Thanks for stopping by!