Sunday, 14 December 2008

Gift Wrap Ideas #7: Wallpaper

With Christmas just around the corner, I've been wrapping some more presents... this time making use of a roll of leftover wallpaper I bought in a charity shop.

 
The wallpaper I've used is a "paintable textured vinyl", a fantastic combination of super-plain and simple (that crisp white) and really ornate and detailed (the textured pattern). It's especially great for wrapping large boxes - your parcels end up looking a bit like big slabs of Christmas cake! I added some red yarn and a tag for a bit of contrasting colour.

 

I made the tag by sticking some red wrapping paper to a bit of spare card, and then cutting out and applying a small detail of the wallpaper pattern with ordinary prittstick. As the wallpaper is quite thick you can cut out quite intricate patterns without the paper ripping or becoming too fragile to handle.

 

If you've got a bit of time - say, when you're relaxing watching the telly in the evening - you can use this decorative idea for your parcels themselves for a very bespoke look.


 

Please feel free to borrow one or two photos if you want to blog about this project, but remember to credit me and link back to the original source, and do not reproduce my entire tutorial on your site. Thanks!

16 comments:

Swirlyarts said...

These are just fab!!

Aromy said...

Hi Lupin! Your packages look gorgeous and sophisticated. I've wrapped with wallpaper before, but I had a hard time getting it stay down with regular matte tape. What kind of tape or material did you use to keep the paper down?

BugsandFishes said...

Ooh yes forgot to mention the tape - I used parcel-tape width (2 inch) clear sellotape as the normal stuff was insufficient :)

Lisa said...

Wow! I think this is my favorite wrapping idea so far - Lovely!

J for Jendetta said...

wow, absolutely stunning!!

Cat said...

those are gorgeous!!

Bagladee said...

they look awesome!!! great job!

Mlle Miracle said...

So elegant, and at the same time very festive. I'm starting to think that you have fairy fingers!

sallyent said...

yay for once I'm already on the ball - I love wrapping prezzies in wallpaper. Yours here look fantastically striking, nice work lady.

TheHappyDogBlog said...

wow u cut that out? amazing.

Creative Crafter UK said...

These parcels look great. Excellent recycling technique!

I've seen you as being very active on the Etsy/ Folksy forums and your work is amazing.

Both your style and pr techniques inspire me. Congratulations on so many sales!

pennydog said...

I love all of your wrapping updates, I wish I'd come across these earlier!

Bella Lilith said...

Your wrapping ideas are wonderfull. I love this. I just wish I had the time to wrap gifts as criatively as you.

Sara C. Walk said...

such an amazing idea...i just blogged about it, hope you dont mind :)

Angel said...

do you know what the design of the wallpaper is? its beautiful and i have been looking for something like it.

BugsandFishes said...

Angel - sorry, this was just a random roll of paper I bought in a charity shop years ago, I don't know the brand at all.

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