I've been playing around with creative ways to wrap gifts lately. I find myself coming up with lots of ideas when I have 23 + gifts to wrap. That's right, I have 23 people on my list this year. Which brings me to a question, how many people do you have on your list? I'm guessing I'm on the high end but I really have no clue. Curious to hear your answers.
2 kinds of wrapping paper - any kind will do, I like to use the gold Hallmark brand paper
mizuhiki cord or ribbon (optional)
Start with a basic small box. You can use a large one too but I think a smaller box looks nicer with this design.
Glue wrapping paper to the top of the box. Make sure to cover most of the surface.
Cut out the correct size of wrapping paper for your box. Wrap it over the box to figure out where the wrapping paper will sit on top of the box. Run your fingers around the top of the box to make creases on the wrapping paper. Take the paper off the box and turn it upside down. Glue a piece of wrapping paper on the space where the creases are.
Flip the paper over from the last step. Cut an "X" with the exacto knife where the two wrapping papers are glued together.
Wrap the gift as normal. Pull back the paper where you cut the "X". I curled it around a paintbrush handle to make it curl (refer to picture). Now just place whatever you want in the center. You could place the recipient's name, bow, or picture in the empty space. Done.