Published July 20, 2012
Every once in awhile I come across a unique and creative idea for gift- wrap. Here is one that involves using vellum paper.
Vellum is a matte finished, opaque paper that is available in many colours and sizes. It is wonderful for many applications including kid’s crafts and gift-wrap.
If you are planning to give a small gift this may be a wrapping idea that’s perfect for you.
- 8.5″ x 11″ piece of coloured vellum (available at Michaels Crafts)
- Miniature flowers or other small adhesive items (available at Michaels)
- Glue and glue gun
- Tissue paper
Begin by wrapping your small gift in two to three layers of tissue paper. Ideally, you would like to match your tissue to the colour of the vellum paper. Once you have wrapped your gift, carefully fold wrap the vellum paper around the gift making sure the gift is centered and snug in the paper. Hold the paper with one hand and with the other hand mark off a cutting point on each side of the gift that leaves a small margin of 1.5 ” wider than the gift and 2 ” longer than its circumference. Using your scissors cut down the sides of the vellum paper.
Now that your paper is measured correctly, bring the top edges of the vellum together and make a small crease on the top of the package. Cut with your scissors so the crease is no more that 1 ” in height.
Using your glue gun, attach the miniature flowers to the vellum paper across the top of the crease. Alternatively you can punch small holes in the vellum with a hole punch and insert small floral clips or wire flowers.
Vellum paper also makes a beautiful enclosure card. If you find you have a leftover piece, fold it in half and insert a coordinating piece of card stock for an enclosed message.