Gift Wrapping Tutorial Part Three

Gift Wrapping Tutorial Part Three

Welcome to Part Three of the Gift Wrapping Tutorial by our featured guests from McMaster and Storm! To start at the beginning of the tutorial, click here.

This gift (above) contains a print in a frame (rectangular shape).

Wrap gift in desired tissue, just like you would in wrapping a box with paper.

Then take another color of tissue and fold into pleating technique and line up on top (use approximately three sheets each, pleated separately to add fullness). Tie ribbon around on each end and make your bows.

For bird, take quilling paper (we used ivory) and curl ends around a toothpick, then glue into beak. Finally, add & glue boxwood garland in as well. (birds & quilling paper are included in our giveaway!)

Next gift…

Gift Wrapping Tutorial Part Three

This gift was a European hamper basket with goodies inside. Wrap outside with tissue (this tissue came with the package, so Kara reused it to wrap Darcy’s gift, thus inspiring the swan lake theme).

Secure tissue around basket horizontally with ribbon, pleat tissue and place in areas to make it dimensional. I then tied and made bows in two other key places to add interest and hold tissue in place.

Place card in between two tied places to secure. Card has a label on front stamped with Darcy’s name.

I added millinery flowers, pinecones from my yard that are sprayed with glitter, then placed a banner around the swan. I had fun with this gift! The color is unexpected. Be creative with colors, we have an array of tissue colors at all times to mix different combos together. And we always have shades of pink to mix in!

This gift was waiting for Darcy when she came into the store…she didn’t want to open it and end the magical state of a beautifully wrapped gift!

Enjoy wrapping gifts, take your time. Start early and spread it out over a few weeks!

Gift Wrapping Tutorial Part Three

Stay tuned for our fourth and final Gift Wrapping Tutorial (click here), which will be followed by the Giveaway Post! Be prepared for lots more to come all week, including festive ideas, creative spaces and inspiration galore…

Gift Wrapping Tutorial Part Three


  1. Melissa, these giftwrap posts are so amazing! I’ve put a link to them in my homeschool arts and crafts section (because crafty kids usually have artistic moms and they would love this). I hope you don’t mind. I can’t wait for more, more, more! You really do a stunning job of making things fun and interesting for all of us. Thank you! Blessings… Polly

  2. To think that I am in Australia, in summer, also preparing for Christmas, and have had this exquistie opportunity to share the unique and gorgeous talents of two wonderful women. Thank you.

  3. Jill Flory says:

    I absolutely adore the bird with the quill paper in his beak idea! I’m going to have to get back to McMaster and Storm and see if those are for sale, some of my packages HAVE to have that!!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous, we have learned so much, thank you :)

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