It's Christmas, woooooooohoooooooo!!!!! Does that accurately describe my excitement for this season? No, not quite, It's one of my favorite times of year. There are so many things I LOVE about it, decorating the house, celebrating with friends and family, but giving gifts is just the best. I really like making special gifts and then wrapping them up for someone to open. I like adding a special touch to my packages too, and each year I pick a different theme for all my gift wrap. I thought it would be fun to share a series of different wrapping DIY's this holiday season, and to kick it off is this modern black and white gift wrap with pops of bright red.
Here's what you'll need:
- Black gift wrap
- Red masking tape
- White card stock
- Pencil, scissors, tape, ruler
- Red yarn
- Black and white bakers twine
- Needle with an eye big enough for the bakers twine
- Optional: snowflake paper punch
Measure and cut 1.5 inch strips from the card stock. Next measure out triangles with 1.5 inch bases, and then cut them apart.
I got a fun snowflake paper punch from Michaels Arts and Crafts, but this is definitely optional. I punched a bunch of snowflakes out to mix in with the triangles, but I think that this design looks good even without them.
Begin stringing the triangles and snowflakes onto your bakers twine. You can do this per package, but I think its easiest to just make a bunch all at once. Then as you wrap gifts you can cut and add the trim as needed.
Wrap the gift up in the black paper. Next add the black masking tape as a decorative accent. I added mine as if it were a ribbon that I had tied around the package, and then add the triangle trim on top of that.
Next make a pom pom, one of my favorite, easy ways to dress up a gift. Wrap your red yarn around your hand about 20-30 times. Then tie it around the middle and snip the ends. Trim any stray strings so you have a nice even looking ball.
xo ~ Emily