Summer Wrap

Summer Gift Wrapping

It may surprise you when I say Alexander McQueen inspired me!

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I was at the Hay on Wye literary festival when I spotted this book by him. I didn’t buy it but I couldn’t resist taking this photo which I needed as a prompt. See the way the bodice is ruched with flowers tucked in it ……….

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Pleat some plain paper, I had blank newsprint to hand so used that to experiment with. I didn’t get this wrap right first time, so you may be advised to have your first attempt with old paper.

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Fold paper around your box but have the edge on the top. Slightly and gently ease the pleats a little open.

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Tuck some artificial flowers in the gap and choose some ribbon to coordinate. My ribbon was actually bias binding.

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Here are two identical birthday presents I’ve wrapped for friends but as you can see, depending on how you trim it they can look quite different.

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