COLLABORATION HOW TO

DIY GIFT WRAPPING

December 21, 2016
A2F Holiday Gift Wrapping and Brighter Sides Design Collaboration

I always have a difficult time finding the perfect wrapping paper that doesn’t cost so much money.  Here’s one of my favorite solutions.

 

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One of my favorite parts about giving a holiday present is the gift wrapping.  Partly because I’ve always been drawn to presentations, but also because it gives me the opportunity to get creative and come up with different ideas.  I always disliked buying wrapping paper.  It costs too much money, and in order for a nice presentation, more than one roll is usually required. This year I decided to opt out on spending money on the paper around the gift, and rather put more quality time in making each gift special.

If you find that you have some time on your hands, you should totally give these a try.  They didn’t take long and I loved the way they turned out.  I paired each of these gifts with a cute coloring card by Brighter Sides Designs, and I am so excited to give them out so my friends can color them in. I went ahead and water colored the doughnut one because I just couldn’t help myself.

Holiday Gift Wrapping supplies Brighter Sides Design coloring cards Holiday wrapping paper with watercolor 'yay'

 

W H A T   Y O U   N E E D

 

PLAIN WRAPPING PAPER

WATER COLOR PAINT

PAINT BRUSH

GLITTER OF YOUR CHOICE

GLUE PEN (I used this one)

 

 

H O W   T O

 

Cover your work space so you don’t make a mess

Use water color brush and lightly dip in water

Dip in black color and begin at the top corner

Write whatever you want!

Add glue dots all around paper

Lightly sprinkle with glitter

Lightly tap off excessive glitter

 

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W H A T   Y O U   N E E D

PLAIN WRAPPING PAPER

PAPER CONFETTI (DIY or comes with Brighter Sides Designs card!)

GLUE PEN (I used this one)

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H O W   T O

Cover your work space so you don’t make a mess

Draw any shape you’d like to cover with the glue pen

Carefully sprinkle paper confetti over lines

Lightly (& carefully) tap excessive off

Line empty space with sequin ribbon

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Brighter Sides Design donuts coloring card with water colors Brighter Sides Design donuts coloring card with water colors Brighter Sides Design donuts coloring card with water colors add glitter

 

 

 

 

 

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I loved coloring in my Brighter Sides Design card.

The watercolor effect gave it a really personal feel

and the glitter added some pop!

They were the absolute perfect addition to my gifts this year!

 

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Finished product - holiday gift wrap with coloring cards by brighter designs

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