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.
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!)
|3rd fold- should land in the middle- put tape where indicated|
Step 7: Fold and tape down the sides as you normally would...
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?