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Gift Guide: Get Tasty Looking Wrapping Paper

Gift Guide: Get Tasty Looking Wrapping Paper

Take your favorite food-lover’s gift to a whole new level

The food-loving birthday boy or girl will love this awesome wrapping paper.

Who says that buying a gift for a food fanatic is all about the actual present? A true food lover wants an entirely tasty gift that tantalizes his or her taste buds, from the gift to the wrapping paper. And now, thanks to Gift Couture, a Kickstarter success story that does gourmet wrapping paper, you can gift the most delicious things.

We don’t just mean just high-quality paper. We are talking actually delicious-looking wrapping paper inspired by food. Though this small startup only has two gourmet papers available, their designs are not to be missed. The idea is that you can layer gifts like cookware or other kitchen gadgets to look like either a gourmet layered burger or a flank steak on a cutting board.

Check out these cool gift wrap sets that would be perfect for any food-loving birthday boy or girl, or a really creative way to wrap up a gift set for a kitchen-themed bridal shower!

Gourmet Steak

Layered Burger


Make Your Own Easter Hamper

Easter is around the corner and you might be looking or that perfect gift for a family member or perhaps a close friend. Whilst you could go to a store or shop online for a gorgeous Easter hamper, it’s much more personal and meaningful if you make your own. Let’s take a look at what you could include in your hamper and how you can pull it all together for Easter Sunday.


Supplies

So to get started you're going to need to do some measuring to make sure the wrapping paper will cover the gift box. I like to roll the box end to end for the length, or wrap the paper around the box like in the picture. And make sure that I can cover two faces for width.

Once you have established that your box isn't too big for your wrapping paper. And you know the length you need go ahead and cut it. Double check your length before you cut, because adding paper on will look like crap. If you have too much you can always fold over the excess.


You may want something fancier to wrap up your gifts and this will suit you right. Just with the right materials which are Suitably sized box, Paper, Scissors, Glue (preferably a glue stick), Hole punch, Ribbon or rope, Painter’s masking tape, Non-corrugated cardboard (You may also use cardstock.), Pencil, Paint, Round foam paint dabbers.


Method 2: The Candy Wrapper Style

This one works for all types of cylindrical gifts and spherical gifts like-

You cannot stand the gift on its base when you create a candy wrapper style with two ruffles and so you cannot use this wrapping method for filled jars or bottles.

Your gift can only lie on its sides and not be placed upright with you use the candy wrapper style gift wrapping. If you do wish to use it for jars and gifts that should be placed on their base you can create ruffles only on the top.

All other regular cylinders like biscuit tins can be wrapped effortlessly with ruffles on both sides. You can use all types of wrapping papers and wrapping paper alternatives to wrap a gift in this style.

1. Measure and Cut the Wrapping Paper

To begin with, decide whether you want the twisted ruffles on both sides or one side. Stick with both side ruffles for cylindrical gifts and one side for spherical gifts.

  • For cylindrical gifts, the length can be cut out like the standard pleated design wrapping where you allow about an inch of overlap along the curved side. For the width, you can leave a little excess here such that the width on the top and bottom sides are both longer than the diameter of the circular flat side. This makes sure that you have a nice-looking ruffle with enough room to add a ribbon.
  • For ruffles on the top alone, place the gift at the center and measure a square with an edge at least 2 times the circumference of the sphere. To put it in simpler terms, place the gift at the center and gather the wrapping paper towards the top and make sure that it covers the whole gift and leaves a little extra on the top to twist and add a bow.
  • Another way to cut the wrapping paper is to measure and cut out a circle of the circumference at least twice the circumference of the gift, with a few inches extra for the ruffles.

2. Seal the Sides for Cylindrical Gifts

Place the gift on its curved side laying flat on the paper. Wrap the length of paper tightly around the gift. Adjust the gift such that there is equal width of the wrapping paper left at the top and bottom.

Once you are sure that the gift is wrapped tight and it lies at the center, secure it with double-sided tape or clear tape.

3. Create Pretty Ruffles

Twist the excess paper on both sides carefully without damaging the paper. Secure it with tape to hold the ruffle. For the perfect finish try and twist both the ends at the same time.

If you find it difficult then hold the gift from sliding by placing a finger at the other side while twisting one side. Once both the twisted ruffles are ready, use a ribbon to tie it. Another idea is to skip ribbons at the ruffles and use clear tape or strings instead.

You can then add the ribbon with a bow and gift tag at the center of the gift. Finally, fluff up the ruffles and your gift is ready to impress the receiver.

For wrapping with just one ruffle on the top, place the gift at the center of the cut wrapping paper sheet. Gather the paper and collect it at the top.

Holding the paper in place, try and create neat pleats if possible. Use tape to hold the ruffle in place and then add a ribbon to finish it off. You can flatten the pleats to avoid a wrinkly look.

A large bow or gift topper can complement your wrapping style easily. You can also add a personalized gift tag to the bow-tied at the base of the ruffle.


7. Christmas wrapping hacks: perfect Christmas boxes

Don’t let poorly wrapped boxes with messy sides and clumsy folds take the shine off the wonderful gift inside. The secret to professional-looking wrapping is to place the box and measure the paper before trimming.

Place the box in the centre of wrapping paper and wrap the paper around the box before making any cuts. Aim to overlap the edges by a few centimetres, then cut to size. The trick is to have the paper overlap slightly when folding the edges, resulting in a tightly fitting wrap that looks divine.


How to make a Paper Gift Bag in less than 5 minutes

Materials you will need to make your gift bag:

The Christmas gnome gift tags printable are available in my FREE resource library along with a bunch of other great prints and patterns. All you need to do is fill out the form and check your inbox for a welcome email with the password in. Click here to get in >>>> FREE LIBRARY ACCESS

Step 1

Cut a rectangle of paper big enough to cover your item. Place your paper on a flat surface, nice side down. Fold the right and left sides down to the middle until they overlap a little. Tape them together.

Step 2

Make a fold with the bottom of your gift bag. Press the fold and unfold.

Step 3

Open the bottom fold and flatten each corner. Press each side to mark the folds.

Step 4

Fold each side of the bottom toward the middle, they have to overlap some, and tape them in place. You just made your gift bag.

Step 5

Place your present into the bag and close it making a fold on top. You can just tape the flap or if you like a nice finish, punch two holes and pass a ribbon through. Make a knot, add a gift tag and maybe a gift topper, and done! You just finished your DIY gift bag.

This gift wrap is super easy to make, once you get the trick to fold the bottom it will takes just a few minutes to make.

I like that&rsquos budget-friendly and that you can make gift bags in any size. It&rsquos also the perfect solution for oddly shaped items, that are hard or impossible to wrap properly.

You are now ready to make nice good looking wrapping presents, no matter the size or the shape of the item. Have fun wrapping!

I like when the presents are part of our Christmas decor. So I use the same wrapping paper, coordinated ribbons and of course gift tags.

This year I made some gnome tags. They are available as a FREE print in my library. I made 4 different gnomes, I hope you will enjoy using them for your Christmas presents.

I love to see what you make, so don&rsquot hesitate to share your creations on social media using #ohohdecodiy or leaving me a comment below. Have fun wrapping your presents.

Want to remember it? Save this Easy DIY paper gift bag in you favorite Pinterest board.


You will find all the tutorials featured in the video on my &ldquoBest DIY&rdquo page.


The sweetest Valentine gift wrapping paper with hearts galore.

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Factory Direct

We are proud to offer high quality, factory direct gift wrapping paper from Shamrock and Sullivan Paper. These items will ship directly from the supplier. Choose from everyday prints including plaids, stripes and polka dots in all occasion designs, elegant premium floral designs, sweet baby designs and birthday designs which include everything from balloons, dinosaurs, cupcakes and unicorns.

Available in a wide range of sizes from a 7-3/8" jeweler's size roll up to 36" wide, or our most popular 24"x417' roll that wraps approximately 200 gifts. Each roll of wrapping paper will come packaged in a box for easy storing when not being used.

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Complete Your Look

Whether you choose a box and tissue to wrap your gifts, or an easy gift wrap bow or pretty ribbon with a gift tag , Nashville Wraps has all the coordinating accessories needed to create your own unique gift wrapping style.


Create beautiful wrapping paper in Adobe Illustrator

Patterns? The’re cool, beautiful and really useful! Have you always wondered how they are made though? Adobe Illustrator is a great tool for this and provides amazing help with arranging, multiplying and duplicating your design elements for some fantastic results in no time.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to create a personalized pattern for some great looking wrapping paper !

So here you have a simple example of a summer themed wrapping paper. Being inspired by the tutorial on DigitalArts we tried to keep it simple. The key element is having a design made of multiple objects on a plain background rather than having the whole tile made of objects, so once you are going to create your pattern, making your tile harmonious becomes pretty simple. We first drew our ice lollies and ice cream, but you can create amazing wrapping papers even using simple shapes.

Step 1: Setting Up the document

Open a new document in Illustrator. The size of the document is not really important unless is too small related to the objects you are going to use on your pattern.

We start creating a 600 px by 600 px document, if you want to have more visual control of the space in your pattern we recommend you to use the grid (View > Show Grid) now you need to create a 300 px by 300 px square by selecting the rectangular shape tool, single click and you can type in the values.

The square must not have any color filling and no stroke. So we can avoid the problem of overlapping squares over the elements when we make the pattern.

Step Two: Placing The Objects

To make a pattern you need a bunch of elements, they can be simple shapes, lines or more complex objects, the only rule to follow is that they have to be vector images, you can even sketch some doodles and then convert them into vectors.

For this tutorial we chose a summer theme.

Now you can place all you elements inside the square, the order doesn’t matter, you can even overlap the elements. Then with the Selection Tool you select all the elements and click on Object > Pattern > Make.


Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Butter an 8-inch cake pan, line it with rice paper cut to fit, or parchment paper. Butter the rice paper or parchment paper and set the pan aside.

Spread the hazelnuts on a baking sheet and toast them for 5 minutes. Let cool. Reduce the oven temperature to 325ºF.

Coarsely chop the hazelnuts and almonds coarsely. Transfer them to a glass bowl and stir in the candied citrus peels, cocoa, flour, and spices mix well. Set aside.

Combine the sugar and honey in a small saucepan bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 3 or 4 minutes or until the mixture registers 248ºF on a candy thermometer or a small amount dropped into cold water forms a ball when squeezed. Add the cinnamon oil and then pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and work quickly to mix everything well. The mixture will be stiff and sticky and hard to mix. I use a soupspoon to help gather up the ingredients.

Scoop and spread the mixture into the prepared cake pan. The mixture should be no more than 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick in the pan. Keep a bowl of water handy and wet your hands to help you pat the mixture into the pan.

Bake for 25 minutes or until firm to the touch. While still warm, run a butter knife along the inside edge of the pan, then invert the cake onto a cooling rack. If you used parchment paper on the bottom of the cake, remove it and discard. Carefully turn the cake right side up.

If you used rice paper, do not remove it. Allow the cake to cool for 5 minutes then turn it right side up.

Allow the cake to cool completely, then dust it liberally with confectioners' sugar. Serve cut into thin wedges.

Note: Cake decorating supply stores often have unique looking wrapping papers with Florentine and Renaissance designs that are perfect for wrapping panforte to give as a gift.

This recipe is from CIAO ITALIA IN TUSCANY by Mary Ann Esposito, published by St. Martin's Press in 2003.