Revelation….You would never catch me buying a gift wrap at all because simply put I never like the selection of papers that I ‘ve seen in the market and the ones that striked a chord with me were not in my budget. I don’t know what took me so long to make my own. A little inspiration from my creative friends and I finally gave in. And now I plan to whip up a whole stock of them with different colors and abstract shapes so that the next time I am not short of making my presents special.
- Acrylic paint of your choice
- White paper
- Pom pom maker
1.Lay down your wrapping paper over a pile of unusable papers. Gather the paint colors of your choice and begin to paint one color at a time. Make sure you have the pattern formed all across the paper. Now that you have a good mix of colors painted leave them aside to do dry while we make pom poms. Tip: Mix a primary color with some white to create a pastel version of the color on hand.
2. There are many ways to make a pom pom but I prefer to use pom pom makers for nice fluffy even ones. Begin by stretching out two adjacent arches of the pom pom maker, tie a knot a around the arches and begin to wrap your yarn of choice as evenly as possible. I prefer 200 wraps on each side making sure that the arches are no longer visible and full.
3. Once you have both sides wrapped equally it’s time to cut the yarn by placing a pair of sharp scissors in between the two adjacent arches.
4.Cut a long strip of yarn of the same color and wrap around the waist of the yarn bundle. Tie several knots to secure the pom pom. Release the pom pom by opening the hands one by one and then separating the pom pom maker from the middle
5. Fluff your pom pom with your hand and trim off any uneven yarn pieces to make a perfect one
6. Tie two pom poms in a knot by their loose ends and wrap them around the gift box. Secure the topper by tying several knots behind the gift box.
Now don’t you love this blast of colors. I know it would increase anyone’s anticipation to know what’s inside the beautiful gift box. After all, ” the first impression is the best impression”
Let me know what you think of this colorful gift wrap that we whipped up in 10 minutes?