With a little time and creativity you can create your own custom gift wrap! This was how I presented a picture frame to my son's girlfriend.. of course, with his handsome picture inside!!
Kraft paper, paint, paint pen, buttons and twine. Simple and fun!
However, let me give you some hints on wrapping.. a few touches in the details makes a world of difference.
Creasing gives a sharp edge, creating the look of a professionally wrapped package. To do this, run your fingers on the edge of the box using your thumb and index finger. Extend that crease all the way to the very edge of the paper and place a small bit of tape in the center of the box to hold down this one side.
Wrap around the rest the paper. You have made sure to cut the sheet of paper long enough so that it extends one inch over the edge. Fold under this one inch, giving a sharp crease, of course. What you are accomplishing is to have the fold be on the edge of the box, not in the center. Use double-sided tape or a tape runner and press both pieces together.
Finish wrapping the ends of the box the way you normally would making sure that the flaps do not extend up and over the package. Voila! Now you have a flat surface with all edges having been crisply creased.
Now onto the fun part! For this present, I used the following....
And to outline the circles, I used a paint pen.
Circles painted in green.... outlined in white.. and a bright, vintage button in the center! Wrapped in brown twine and there you have it. A present from the heart... made with love!
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