DIY: REINDEER GIFT WRAPPING
For this DIY we will show you how to take your gift wrapping to a whole new level! Use this technique to create special characters out of your gifts to give to friends and family, or use an empty box as a simple but effective Christmas decoration.
You will need:
1 x Brown Kraft Roll Wrap
1 x Red Kraft Belli-Band (This is used for the pom-pom nose of the reindeer. Alternatively you can use a Plain Red Seal for this).
1 x Tin of Gold Bells
1 x Box of Plain White Gift Seals
1 x Split pin
1 x Sheet of A4 white card
1 x Inky Co. DIY Reindeer Gift Wrapping Template
Various Ribbons to decorate your reindeer (We used Stitched Grosgrain 15mm Black, Grosgrain Stripe Red Cream and Metallic Gold Cord).
Black Permanent Marker
Double Sided Tape
Step 1. Cut out all the template pieces then use these to trace around and cut out the ears, nose and antler pieces.
Step 2. Wrap your gift in Brown Kraft wrapping paper leaving the end sections open. Ensure that the present is positioned close to the bottom of the paper (allowing enough to fold in and close the bottom of your gift), leaving approximately 150mm of extra paper at the top.
Step 3. Fold and seal the bottom section only.
Step 4. Stand the present up on its end and crease the edges of the paper from the top of the box out to the end of the paper on each of the four corners.
Step 5. Then pinch together the two sides until the top resembles the folds of a milk carton.
Step 6. Fold over a 25mm section down towards the back of the present (the side where the paper joins down the back). Repeat this step several times until you have your desired height.
Step 7. Using your cut out reindeer antlers, slide them under the folded section at the top and secure down with double sided tape.
Step 8. Secure your cut out reindeer ears to the sides of your reindeer head using double sided tape.
Step 9. Layer your six fringed nose circles on top of each other and using a split pin, secure together in the centre.
Step 10. You can now scrunch the circles at the centre base, pulling upwards, to create your pom-pom nose.
Step 11. Secure your nose to your reindeer.
Step 12. Attach two Plain White Seals for the eyes, and draw on the pupils with your permanent marker. You can also draw on the mouth at this time.
Step 13. Decorate your reindeer with ribbons and bells to complete your gift. Place your reindeer under the tree or out on display as a special surprise for the lucky gift recipient!