Chrysanthemum Gift Wrap
Realistic florals has always been a hot trend, and creating them for gift wrapping to make your gift that extra special.
Other Supplies: Crepe Paper (White), Gift Wrap (White), Scissors, Sewing Machine, Sewing Thread, Twine
- Die-cut out of Green Tea cardstock two large leaves and one small leaf, out of Agave cardstock one large leaf and one small leaf, out of Limoncello cardstock two flower centers and out of Cherry Blossom cardstock a desired number of leaf petals in all five sizes to create a bountiful bloom from the Chrysanthemum Bigz die.
- To create lifelike dimension, sculpt the flower petals and leaves using the gray molding mat and various stylus tools from the Paper Sculpting Kit.
- Layer and adhere the flower petals, starting with the stacking and staggering the largest petals and working upwards to the smallest petals. Adhere each layer together with hot glue. In the center of the completed bloom, layer and stagger the two flower centers them to the flower with hot glue. Adhere the die cut leaves to the back of the bloom as desired with hot glue.
- Wrap a gift with gift wrap.
- Cut an adhere a piece of Mint Julep cardstock to the center front of the wrapped gift.
- Cut white crepe paper in a long strip to wrap around the center of the wrapped gift. Make sure to add excess to the length as the crepe paper will shorten once it is sewn. Change the tension on a sewing machine to create a long stitch that will create as much tension as possible. Run the sewing machine down the length of the crepe paper in one straight line, bunching the crepe paper as it moves through the machine. The crepe paper should automatically ruffle due to the high tension.
- Hot glue the ruffled crepe paper around the center of the gift with hot glue. Tie twine around the center of the gift wrap, covering up the sewing thread.
- Adhere the flower to the dark white crepe paper as desired on the front of the wrapped gift.