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Making Fruit And Leaf Gift Wrap

19 views  •  21 Jan 2023
Katie Isaacs
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Fruit and Leaf Gift Wrap Is Uber Smart and Classy

Personalising your own handmade wrapping paper designs is really fun. There are so many different things that you can do to make some simple brown parcel wrapping paper special and more interesting.

You can use leaves, dried fruit slices, flowers, different types of string and twine, etc. I really enjoy foraging for pretty leaves to embellish gifts that I send to family and friends.

Make this fruit and leaf gift wrap for a good friend, and watch their face light up when they receive it. 

Stuff You Need For Fruit and Leaf Gift Wrap

Materials

  • Gilt Wax for Picture Framing
  • Large Skeleton Leaf
  • Brown Parcel Wrapping Paper
  • Sticky Tape
  • Gold Twine
  • Seagrass String
  • Dried Fruit Slices
  • Preserved Leaves

Equipment

  • Glue Gun
  • Glue Sticks
Making Fruit And Leaf Gift Wrap

Golden Leaf Wrapping Paper Design

Stage 1

Begin by rubbing some of the gold gilt wax onto the surface of the skeleton leaf, being really careful when doing so, to avoid damaging the pretty leaf.

Stage 2

Next, wrap your parcel in the brown parcel wrapping paper and add some more gilt wax to the corners and edges of the paper. Then tie around the gift using some golden twine, bring together the two ends and tie a neat knot. Then fray the ends to create a tassel style look. Slide the golden skeleton leaf underneath the twine and secure it with some glue if needed.
Making Fruit And Leaf Gift Wrap

Dried Fruit And Leaf Gift Wrap Paper Design

Stage 3

Next, wrap another parcel in some of the brown parcel wrapping paper. and again add some gold gilt wax to the corners and edges of the paper.

Stage 4

Then, tie around the parcel with some seagrass string, and glue down a selection of dried fruit slices and leaves to each of the sections divided by the string.
Making Fruit And Leaf Gift Wrap

Fruit and Leaf Gift Wrap Conclusion

I have to say the results are so impressive, it's almost a shape to give this fruit and leaf gift wrap as a present. It does feel more like it should be on show in a classy shop or display somewhere. What do you think? Leave a comment below.
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