Clear Christmas ball with removable top (available at craft stores)
Coloured string or baker’s twine
Plan and prep. Choose your colour scheme and your product. If you would like to replicate the design we have featured in this project, simply refer to list above. This tutorial will assume you’ve selected these items.
Make your topper. Carefully remove the silver top from the clear ball and set aside. Start threading one end of the tinsel garland through the opening into the clear ball. Continue pushing the garland into the ball until it’s filled, then cut off any extra garland. Replace the silver top on the ball. Wrap your box. Using Scotch™ Precision Ultra Edge Scissors, cut your wrapping paper to size. Wrap the paper around the box and secure in place with your choice of tape: Scotch® GiftWrap Tape, Scotch® Double-Sided Tape or Scotch® Magic™ Tape. Test out each tape to find which one works best for the paper you are using. Scotch® GiftWrap Tape features a unique satin finish that disappears on most gift wrap papers. Scotch® Double-Sided Tape is coated with a permanent adhesive on both sides so it will be hidden between the layers of wrapping paper. Scotch® Magic™ Tape is the original matte-finish, invisible tape; it’s best for matte-finish wrapping papers.
Decorate your gift. Tie the coloured string around the wrapped box, and add a gift tag. To finish, tie on the tinsel-filled ball ornament. Your gift is ready for giving! EXPERT TIP: You can find these ornaments at many stores. You don’t have to use the exact ones, just get creative.
Looking for more gift wrapping inspiration? Feel free to follow our good friend Corinna vanGerwen’s blog, Corinna Wraps. Corinna is an amazing gift stylist, and is the one who helped us create this project. Her blog is full of more expert gift wrapping tips to help you make your presents look spectacular.
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Throughout the year, geometric jewellery has been one of the hottest and on-trend statement pieces for every outfit; whether casual or dress. Because of its popularity it has been selected as one of the top gift-styling trends for this holiday season.
With plain wrapping paper and some coloured cardstock, you can create a geometric gift embellishment that makes a bold statement that’s super on-trend. The bright colours might not be your traditional holiday palette, but some added glitter keeps things suitably festive. Read on to get the look:
Measure and cut the triangles. Using a ruler and pencil, measure out several triangles on the back of each of your three coloured cardstock sheets. We created isosceles triangles by first measuring squares and then dividing those in half diagonally to create triangles. Next, cut along the pencil lines with your Scotch™ Precision Ultra Edge Scissors. You’ll need enough triangles to cover the front surface of your wrapped gift.
Attach the triangles. Map out your pattern by laying out your triangles on top of your wrapped gift. We left a few empty spots to allow the wrapping paper to peek through. When you’re happy with your pattern, start gluing the triangles in place using a Scotch® Craft Stick.
Add the ribbon. To finish, tie a coordinating ribbon around the gift. EXPERT TIP: The fun part about this DIY is the variety of looks you can create just by changing the colours you use. Or, try the technique with squares instead of triangles. The options are endless.
Looking for more inspiration? Feel free to follow our good friend Corinna vanGerwen’s blog, Corinna Wraps. Corinna is an amazing gift stylist, and is the one who helped us create this project. Her blog is full of more expert gift wrapping tips to help you make your presents look spectacular.