Beautifully wrapping a gift is a real pleasure for some people, but for others it can be a nightmare! But now, thanks to Poudre Claire and Kusmi Tea, you can learn a few simple techniques for wrapping pretty gift packages that will really stand out under the tree!
Idea no. 1: The sweetest thing
Time: 2 minutes
Accessories: string, scissors, Christmas treats (candy cane or lollipops).
Step 1: Use the Miniatures or the 3 KusmiKubes giftsets.
Step 2: Place the candy cane on the box, then loop the string around several times to hold it in place.
Step 3: Finish with a pretty knot.
Tip: To make a straight knot, make a loop with each end of the string, then tie the two together twice over.
The perfect idea for small gifts given to the foodies in your family!
Idea no. 2: Shine bright packages
Time: 5 minutes
Accessories: gift wrap, an opaque ribbon, adhesive tape, thick paper or card for the labels, scissors.
Step 1: Use the Alain Ducasse or Tsarevna giftsets.
Step 2: Wrap the box simply with the gift wrap.
Step 3: Make a label by cutting the paper into a rectangle around 4 cm wide and 7 cm long, then cut a hole a few millimeters wide to put the ribbon through.
Step 4: Create the crisscross pattern by looping the ribbon 4 or 5 times across the width of the gift (the strips of ribbon should have a few centimeters of space between them).
Step 5: Loop the ribbon around the gift lengthways to create a crisscross pattern. Pass it underneath the first strip of ribbon, then over the second, and so on until you have the desired pattern.
Step 6: Secure the end of the ribbon with adhesive tape.
The giftwrap to use for the star of the family!
Idea no. 3: A green cocoon
Time: 5 minutes
Accessories: gift wrap, string, strong glue, scissors, 4 or 5 sprigs of Christmas tree, 3 or 4 pinecones (or other festive ornaments such as mini baubles or mistletoe).
Step 1: Use the Kusmi Tea Christmas giftset.
Step 2: Wrap the box simply with the giftwrap.
Step 3: Take 4 or 5 sprigs of Christmas tree to create a circle in the center of the gift.
Step 4: When you are satisfied with the circle, apply the glue under the sprigs to hold them in place.
Step 5: Add your chosen ornaments around the sprigs to create a Christmas wreath.
Step 6: Fix everything in place by looping the string over the wreath on all four sides of the gift before tying a knot in the center. You can also add a label onto the string.
The perfect gift wrap for a green Christmas!
There you have it! You are now ready to turn heads with your original, creatively wrapped gifts under the tree!