Creative Gift Wrapping Day #2

Welcome back! I have some more creative gift wrapping for you today. Next up at the wrapping station:

Clustered Butterfly Gift
 
Materials:
Wrapping Paper
Wire Ribbon
Butterfly hole puncher
Colored scrapbook paper or other colored paper
Snowflake embellishment
Elmer’s glue
Start by using the butterfly hole puncher and punch out oodles of little butterflies.
Crease and fold the butterflies in half to give them some dimension. It is okay to leave a few butterflies flat.

Gift wrap your present as you normally would. And add your ribbon and bow on diagonal corners.


Use Elmer’s glue to place random dots onto your package.
 

Lay your butterflies on top of the glue. Keep adding butterflies until your cluster is done.

Add a snowflake embellishment and one butterfly on the bow.
“These are a few of my favorite things (butterflies in December!)”
I realize the butterflies are a little feminine, so I have a more unisex gift wrap up next:
3-D Christmas Tree
 
Materials:

Wrapping paper
Curly ribbon
1 – 12″ x 12″ scrapbook paper
Shiny embellishment dots or stickers
Elmer’s glue
Optional: Green construction paper or scrapbook paper for fringe grass at the bottom

Wrap your package as you would normally.

Cut a small square out of craft paper for the trunk. Fold your scrapbook paper into quarters…

 …and cut along the fold(s) using the template below.

 
When you are done you should have two identical trees.

Glue the tree trunk down using Elmer’s glue. Run a bead along the spine of the tree and glue the first tree down on top of the trunk. Run a second bead of glue along the spine of the first tree and lay the second tree on top but slightly lower than the first.

Fold the left and right sides of the tree up to give them some dimension.
 

Add some embellishments or stickers to decorate your tree.

Optional: Adding Fringe Grass

Cut out a strip of green construction paper for your grass line. Tape two pieces together if you need to make it longer.

Cut fringes into the top edge of the green strip.

Using a pencil, roll the fringes over the pencil. I found this worked best on my thigh (probably because of that 10 lbs. of blogger bloat!)

 Glue your strip of fringed grass onto the package using Elmer’s glue.

 Use your finger to push some fringes up and others down until you like the look.

 
Finish off your package by tying some curly ribbon onto it.
“Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree”
As I was falling asleep last night, I came up with a few more ideas for creative gift wrapping.  I hope to implement them tonight and then share them with you these final days before Christmas. In other words, I have SIX days of creative gift wrappings lined up for you. So be sure to check out Day #3.
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Comments

  1. Hvala što si podijelila s nama ove prekrasne ideje kako uljepšati poklon! Sviđaju mi se tvoji leptirići, kao i borići :)))

  2. The Rusty Teapot says:

    ABSOLUTELY LoVe iT!you are so creative!

  3. Ⓙaη @ ฿◎ßßƴ℘ḯη❝﹩ ℬ◎aґdẘαʟк ツ says:

    These are marvelous ideas! Thanks for the great pics and instructions!

  4. Melinda KE says:

    Thanks for posting these wonderful gift wrapping ideas! I love the 3-D tree, I have some left over scrapping paper that I think will work perfectly!

  5. Ooh, I love the butterfly one! I've seen butterflies on gifts before, but it always looks fairly time-intensive. I like how your butterfly punch simplifies the process.

  6. Really cute gift wrap, think I may have to use these!
    Happy holidays,
    Vicki

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