Create elegantly adorned gifts in classic black and white, – it’s all easily achieved using wallpaper.
The best thing about using wallpaper
for gift-wrapping is its quality
The best thing about using wallpaper for gift-wrapping is its quality. No more torn edges or rips in thin, cheap Christmas paper. Try these tips for presents that look professionally wrapped.
Create a clean, tidy work space before you start to create.
Find the right box for each gift. Wrapping a box makes it much easier to get a perfect finish. Boxes with lids that fit over the lower section are harder to cover, because the top is wider than the bottom. If you want crisp corners and edges, use boxes with flat, even sides.
When cutting paper, make sure it’s not too big or you’ll end up with bulky folded ends. Use double-sided tape to stick paper to one side of the box first. This will hold everything neatly in place as you start wrapping. Ideally you want to hide the main seam, so placing it on the side or underside of the box is best.
Note: Resene’s range of paintable wallpapers make wrapping fun. We painted Wallpaper Collection RD125 in Resene Noir to make a contrasting band around our present (see below, left).
Fold paper in half and cut a small triangle leaving the folded edge uncut.
Open up the triangle and place the folded part over twine (see above). Glue together. Continue until you have enough triangles for the length of your present with a small gap between each. Wrap the present with plenty of twine and add the bunting twine.
Bend the end of a piece of floristry wire so the beads will stay on the wire. Poke the wire through the end of the ribbon followed by a bead (see below).
Make a fold in the ribbon and thread on another bead. Continue until you have enough to make a small complete circle. Cut the ribbon.
Project by Marsha Smith, December 2019
Projects from The Australian Women's Weekly
View more project ideas from The Australian Women's Weekly magazine in the Resene weekend diy projects section.