Summer Wrap

Summer Gift Wrapping

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


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 ……….


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.


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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