Have you wrapped your Christmas presents yet? Sometimes I wait until last minute and sometimes I actually have them under the tree a few weeks before Christmas. This weekend I started wrapping the kids presents and decided to make them a little more special than my usual tissue paper and gift bag approach. While that method is certainly easy, it isn’t very memorable. So instead I used matte black craft paper and a gold Sharpie to make them packages to remember!
Step 1: Use an electronic cutter (I used my Cricut) or a cardstock printout to cut out shapes. I chose to use the recipients first initial in various sizes but other fun options would be stars, Christmas trees, mittens, angels, etc!
Step 2: Wrap packages in matte black craft paper.
Step 3 (option a): Use the cutout or the stencil as a guide for stippling gold Sharpie dots. Concentrate most of the dots to outline the shape placing less dots the farther you move away from the shape edge.
Step 3 (option b): Another option is to simply trace the shape and fill with the metallic Sharpie.
The metallic marker looks so pretty shining in the light!
Pair the packages with some glittery gold ribbon or intermix some presents wrapped in metallic gold wrapping paper.
I can imagine how fun it will be Christmas morning dolling out presents by everyone’s first initial! And, if there are letter repeats think about using the capital and lowercase of each letter or assigning someone a specific shape!
How do your presents look this year? Are they coordinating? Did your try something new? Let’s hear all about your packaging ideas!
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