A present wrapped with ingenuity and thoughtfulness increases the pleasure for both the recipient and the giver. In this lavishly illustrated book, readers will discover everything there is to know about wrapping gifts easily, neatly, and with a touch of panache. Creative Gift Wrapping makes it easy to tackle gifts of all sizes, from a tiny box for jewelry to an oversized "just-what-they-wanted" surprise, and provides suggestions for alternate containers like baskets, tins, and decorated bags for odd-shaped items.
Different types of paper and how to use them are discussed in detail, and there are easy-to-follow directions on making creative bows and other adornments. The heart of the book is a gallery of perfect wrappings for weddings, birthdays, Mother's and Father's day, Christmas, and other special days throughout the year. Organized by occasion, this book has step-by-step illustrated instructions for making the wrapping and adding the finishing touches. The ideas include spray-painted paper with gilded decorations, decoupage with matching tags and envelopes, stenciling paper topped with paper roses and leaves, and pierced paper tied with delicate net ribbon. An illustrated directory shows how to mix and match the various techniques. Plus, a selection of templates at the back of the book enables the reader to create the designs of his or her choice.
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