December 15, 2011
Make It : Hello Sandwich Gift Wrap
Posted by Laura Kaesshaefer
Our fourth and final Gift Wrap Challenge post comes from the talented Ebony Bizys of Hello Sandwich:
Have fun introducing pastel and pop colours into your gift wrapping this festive season and enjoy using some non traditional materials. Why don’t you try making a metallic bow from some aluminum foil? Cut the handles off a store paper bag and use some wrapping paper to re-make your own original bag (see the tutorial here)? Or use your wrapping paper scraps to make an accordion fan bow?
There are more Gift Wrapping Tips in the Hello Sandwich Gift Wrapping Zine.
Here are a few ideas to get you started…
Hello Sandwich xoxo
Confetti Bow Ribbon:
1 The Confetti Bow Ribbon is a Hello Sandwich favourite. I used some gold letter stickers to write a little Christmas message on the present.
2 Take a piece of clear contact (the type you cover school books with) about double the size you want your bow to be. Peel the contact paper open and sprinkle one half with confetti pieces.
3 Seal the contact together and pinch in the centre to form a bow shape. Fasten the bow with mt tape or some ribbon.
4 (You could also use leaves, hand cut paper shapes, small fabric pieces or sequins instead of confetti). You can watch Hello Sandwich Craft TV here to see how to make the bow http://youtu.be/TRaAuUGpUCM
Pom Pom Topper:
1 I used Bahar’s new pompom making book for the patterns for these woolen pompoms.
3 You could have fun making your own variations of patterns or experimenting with different colours.
4 Once you have made your pompoms simply tie them around your present using matching wool.
1 Enjoy making some Christmas shaped tags which could also be used as decorations.
2 Cut out some Christmas shapes out of patterned paper, photocopy them onto cardboard, punch a hole at the top and finish with some string.
3 If you can fit them onto one A3 sheet you could photocopy a set for each of your friends and post it to them along with their Christmas card so they can enjoy cutting them out and making them too!
4 Wouldn’t that be cute?
1 If you can’t find plastic bags printed with a cute little face on them, why don’t you try drawing your own cute faces onto plain plastic party bags? You could also use stickers or cut contact into shapes.
2 Use your gift wrapping paper scraps to make accordion fan paper present bows. Fold your piece of paper of any size like an accordion fan and fasten in the centre with mt masking tape.
3 Then carefully pull out the edges of the bow so it forms a full circle shape. You can also fasten the circle together with mt masking tape.
4 These award corsage bows were made using patterned papers from Kawaii Wrapping Materials Book . First, use a jumbo punch to cut out the main circle (or trace around the rim of a glass and then cut out if you don’t have a punch). Then double up some thick patterned mt masking tape by folding a long strip back onto itself. Then fold small pleats around the circle, fastening at the back of the circle with mt tape. You could attach ribbon or ribbon-look-a-like paper strips at the base.
5 Have fun using patterned papers, collage clippings, mt masking tape and stickers to make and decorate your own gift tags. Once you have made a few tags you’re happy with you could colour photocopy these to make as many as you require. Once you’ve printed them out you can stick on cardboard with tape glue and cut out the tag shape.
6 These gift tags were made using patterned paper from the Kawaii Wrapping Materials Book and a jumbo circle hole punch. I used both white and gold eyelet punches for the ribbon hole. I don’t think any craft lover can have enough hole punches!
8 For this cardboard present box I used a template from the new Kawaii Wrapping Materials Book. The book comes with a CD with many box and envelope templates (and the patterns to print on them) and all of the items can be easily printed on a sheet of A4 paper. This little cheese shaped box is perfect for mini presents.
I hope you have been inspired by some of these wrapping ideas!
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