Hi there Glitz fans!! Stephanie here today and I am so excited to share my project with you! Like you, I love pretty wrapping paper and hand designed cards. I’m not always the best at making my gifts pretty or creating cards, but I think it’s because I usually rely on what is available at the store rather than what I have on hand in my craft room! Some store-bought wrapping papers, bags and cards are phenomenal and some, well, they are just okay. I usually leave the store with a small gift bag because nothing really sticks out at me! Anyone else in this category with me??
Well…not anymore! From now on, I will be using my pretty patterned paper for gift wrapping! Let me show you how easy and beautiful patterned papers look as gift wrap!
I had a few small gifts for a friend’s birthday that I needed to wrap and I wanted them all to coordinate, but not necessarily match. I flipped through my awesome Glitz papers and came up with an assortment of neutrals with a little pop of pink and I thought they would be perfect as wrapping paper! The soft floral paper and the heart paper from the Brightside collection really complemented each other well, and the patterns weren’t too large for my small gift boxes.
I started by carefully wrapping each box. It’s really not difficult to do, but since the paper is a little thicker than regular wrapping paper, you need create a crease or fold on the edge of your boxes. You could use a scorer here if you wanted, but I found that just wrapping the paper around the edge of the box and then making a crease with my fingers worked perfectly.
After my boxes were beautifully wrapped, my next step was to add on some ribbon, doilies and crepe paper. I love how these simple little additions create so much texture and dimension on the box!
To finish my boxes, I added on a few little sticker embellishments. The ice cream cone and “celebrate” stickers from the Brightside collection were the perfect sentiment for my gifts!
The only thing left to do was to create a small card to go along with my gifts. Since I already had my supplies out and lots of scrap papers lying around, this process was so fast and easy! I simply layered a few patterned papers together, added a Brightside sticker to the middle and sewed around my edges to add a little more texture. Easy peasy!
I love handmade gifts, but I’m pretty sure I love handmade wrapping even more!! And I also love that I can just “shop” from my craft room whenever I need to wrap a small gift!! How fun is that??
Glitz Design “Brightside” 12×12 Papers: Butterflies, Chunky Chevron, Plaid
Glitz Design “Brightside” Title & Accent Stickers
Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 Paper Pad
Other: doily, crepe paper, tag, ribbon