I have a fun giftwrapping project to share!
I've decorated a few plain white boxes with colored tissue paper in preparation for gift-giving. Its that delicate stuff that usually goes INSIDE the box! But I've turned it inside out and put tissue on the outside of the box because I'm an outside of the box kind of girl!
In the case above, you can cut and glue layers of pre cut tissue flowers and fluff away with your fingers. I like these so much better than plastic ribbons that end up sticking around in our landfills for a very very long time!
I discovered that I can create a colorful surface pattern with this delicate stuff too! See below for the Quick DIY tutorial.
Fold a long piece of rectangle many times upon itself. And borrowing the concept of snowflake cutting, simply cut out little shapes (swirls, hearts, zigzags, diamonds, etc. ) Hole punchers work great too. Then open them up and discover the lovely pattern those little cuts have actually made!
Create a layout for the various rectangular patterns. When satisfied with the overall pattern, make yourself a paste using 1 part Elmer's glue and 2 parts water. Apply this paste on small sections of the surface/box at a time and press down the pre-cut tissue patterns ever so gently. This not only makes the tissue paper adhere onto the box, but it also flattens out any folds in the tissue. Then you can move on to the next section, and do this one part at a time until you've made yourself a super duper cool decorated box! Have fun!