We’ve been playing “Jingle-Bells” since the moment the weather turned chillyÂ here in London. It is, after all, the most wonderful time of the year! With under three weeks to go until Christmas Day, I wanted to share an easy gift wrap idea that you can make with things you can find at home. These snowflakes are â€“ like the real ones â€“ unique and personal in every way. They only take 5 minutes but look amazing! -Â Erin from BerinMade Paper Goods
Copier paper (1 sheet makes two small ones)
Blue watercolor paint or acrylic paint
Step 1.Â Dilute your paint with water in a plastic container. Dip your brush into the paint, then tap the brushÂ so thatÂ the brush is slightly wet but not dripping. Stroke lightly over the paper to make faint, painted lines. Paint over the entire piece of paper. If you’re making more than one gift topper you can also paint multiple sheets at the same time.
Step 2. Cut the paper in half length-wise, and fold into a 12-part accordion, and trim the ends into points. Staple the center of the accordion, then cut a combination of straight and curvy lines into the folded accordion. Get creative with your snowflake designs by experimenting with different sizes and shapes for the cutouts.
Step 3. Fold the accordion in half and gently open it up like a fan, carefully separating the snowflake tips. Secure the ends with glue or double-sided tape.
Step 4.Â Use mounting squaresÂ orÂ double-sided tape to adhere the gift topperÂ to your present!
Photo Credits:Â Lauhaus Co