Natural… Christmas wrapping!
This way of wrapping Christmas gifts is an easy yet really effective idea. Of course, once you have seen the wrapping technique, you can use it in a wealth of different variations to suit your taste, coordinating wrapping paper and ribbons of your choice. We have chosen a Kraft paper, one of the simplest, most stylish and natural-looking types of paper, which is just perfect for being completed with a natural-coloured string, and finished with red rope to give that absolutely festive touch. This particular brown paper is decorated with Christmas wishes and its print in negative form, seen from the back, creates an interesting effect using the reverse side of the paper. So why did we choose this paper? Our theme for Christmas 2017 is nature, woodlands and simple, colourful materials that remind us of woods and forests. That paves the way for us to use every shade of green and also brown (like pine cones, bark and chestnuts) and red, like the last beech leaves, holly berries and Christmas poinsettias. And of course, traditionally, Christmas is always about red!
1, 2, 3: stop motion!
Stop motion is one of our favourite ways to create tutorials. They get straight to the point and in just a few simple steps, they show the few moves needed to wrap any type of gift, from a simple package to more complex ones. For a Christmas gift with tree outline in string, start with the paper: wrap the gift in the brown Kraft paper of your choice and instead of folding it over in the traditional manner, close it with a large outward fold to create an interesting effect between the printed front of the paper and the plain brown reverse. After wrapping the gift in the paper, begin by winding natural-coloured string around the package but instead of overlapping it, move the string each time, alternating direction – left and right. To help you, block the string in place with a little tape on the back, so as to secure the tree shape with every passage. You will soon see that the string loops created by moving the string to the left and right will cross over one another at a certain point and this will be the tip of your string tree. Tie this with red string to create a star, just like on a real Christmas tree. And here you have the perfect Christmas gift, wrapped with a traditional symbol, and adorned with a stylised red star on the top!