Monday, December 6, 2010

Tuesday Crafts: Gift Wrapping



Recently I wrapped gifts for my work colleagues.  I was feeling rather creative so I made an effort with the wrapping of these gifts.  To do this you will need:


Red and/or green paper ribbon

Christmas tree ornaments (I used silver balls, gold bells, and little red presents)

Wrapping paper

Gift Tags


Sticky tape

  1. Simply wrap the present with the wrapping paper, using sticky tape to hold it together.
  2. Wrap the ribbon around the present and secure with a double knot, be generous with the amount of ribbon used, make sure you have at least 20cm (about 8 inches) of each end after tying the knot.
  3. Tie the ornaments around the bow over the knot using the string meant to hang them on the tree.
  4. Take the scissors and cut the ends of the ribbon down the middle so you now have 4 strips of ribbon.
  5. Hold the scissor blade against the rough side of the ribbon with your thumb.
  6. Pull the scissor blade along the ribbon.  You should hear a “shredding” sound, and the ribbon will curl.  Do this with all four strands.
  7. Attach the gift tag with sticky tape so that it is under the ribbon, but the name is still visible.

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