Thursday, December 15, 2011

DIY wrapping

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Everywhere you go.. something something white with snow.... Okay, I don't know the rest of the lyrics.. >_<  Anyway, I'm so excited; Christmas is less than 2 weeks away.  If you haven't started your Christmas shopping then you better hop to it! And for all of those who have, it's time to start thinking about wrapping. So, I hope you found last week's tutorial helpful. I also hope you took my advice and saved some tissue paper cause today I have a super simple, but yet pretty wrapping tutorial that will fit the box we made here. May I add that it's very budget friendly- costs less than 30 cents to make.  =)

Here's what you'll need:
-Tissue paper-3 sheets. if you have some lying around- great! If not, don't worry, you can get them at the dollar store! 30 sheets for $1.
-Double sided tape

Okay, let's get started--

Step 1:  You'll need 3 sheets. 2 of the same color and 1 of a different color. Pick colors that compliment one another. I am using 2 light blues and 1 dark- kind of a tiffany blue color.

Step 2: Stack the tissue paper and cut them to size (to fit your box). Save the extra/scrap paper- we will use them again later. Here's the measurements to fit the box we made 2 weeks ago- see box here.

Step 3: Now lay the box on top the tissue paper; situated more to the left side of the paper. 

Step 4: Start wrapping as you normally would.  Pull the left side to the middle of the box and tape it to the box. Picture #1
Now pull the right side over. Make sure it covers the whole top. See picture #2. Do not tape.

Picture #1

Picture #2

Step 5: Turn the box horizontally. Fold the paper down as if you were going to fold a paper fan. The fold is 7/8" wide (horizontal).

Step 6: Fold again and then again; 3 folds total. Tape the tissue to the box after the 3rd fold. See picture #2. Make sure the tape is not showing-placing it underneath the paper is the best option.
(This is where my camera went haywire.... Sorry for the picture quality!)

2nd fold
3rd fold- should land in the middle- put tape where indicated

Step 7: Fold and tape down the sides as you normally would...

End result:

You can leave it like this... or continue to step8

Step 8: Take the extra scrap piece (lighter color) and make three folds-- fold should be 7/8" wide, 13 and 1/2- 14" long. .

Step 9: Place the piece you just made on the box as shown in picture. Wrap around to back and tape the pieces together. This creates the T- shape on the front side of the box.

Step 10: Now all that's left to do is: decorate...

And the pom pom we made last week, as seen here, comes in handy too!

So what do you think? Easy, right?


  1. Super fun - almost ready to get to wrapping my gifts so this helps!

  2. your posts are always helpful. thanks.
    and the pictures are good :)))

  3. Such a nice post, I enjoyed it a lot! Wonderful!

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  4. Nice post and very thoughtful.

    Peace and Happiness to ALL !

  5. You have got one of the best blogs I have seen recently.Creativity of any kind always attracts me and you are a masterpiece in that.Thanks for sharing so much. I am definitely following you.

  6. I love your blog. Oh by! You just reminded me of the ton of presents I have to wrap yet!

  7. Aw, thank you. You guys are too sweet!! I am glad you find my tutorials helpful! =)

    Anyway, there's only 8 days left til Christmas. Can you believe that? Time is just flying! So you better hop to it; wrapping I mean. hehe. By the way I would love to see how your wrapping turns out! Happy Holidays

    @Fab and himilbeauty- thank you for following. I am now following you both- Great blogs you both have as well =)

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  9. Great tutorial! Very cute and festive.

  10. Love your blog, I'm your newest follower! I hope you'll follow me back and we can keep in touch, I love finding new blogs! xoxo

  11. Beautiful!!! Love the wrapping!!!
    Visiting you from Etsy blog team!

    Pei Li

  12. very cute tutorial. I really like the look of it. I am going to have to use it next year as I am all wrapped up for this year.

    I am going to Facebook this on my page.

  13. @just me- you are too sweet! Thank you. And congrats on your award. You deserve it! I love your blog.

    @Sher and miniature- Thank you =)

    @Joellen- Thank you for commenting and following.
    @E hall- Aw, thanks!

  14. Cute wrapping! Looks great (and your pictures turned out just fine). =0)
    from Blogging Buddies

  15. fantastic tutorial honey! thanks! I'm following

    Check my blog and follow me if you like :)



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