Valentine’s Day: Wax Paper Bow Gifts Wrapping Tutorial

Valentine’s Day: Wax Paper Bow Gifts Wrapping Tutorial

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This is it friends… it’s our Super Bowl, our World Series… valentine’s day is the most important day of the year for packaging fanatics like myself.  We only have a few days left to gather supplies and make our plans to create our gift wrap masterpieces. I’ve gone a little manic and thought I would share a few DIY gift wrapping ideas like how to make a wax paper bow…
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The other day I headed to Wal-Mart to restock my arsenal of products to help accomplish the gift wrapping challenge.   Here are a few of the items that I needed to accomplish the task…

valentines gift boxes

I’m in love with the Glue Spots, they are so convenient and easy to use. A new favorite is the CraftBond Quick Dry Glue Pen… this is not your old school room. I was was really impressed with it’s performance. I also added the Elmer’s Double Stick Tape, X-ACTO Precision Tip Scissors & Elmer’s Foam Mounting Tape. With my arsenal re-stocked and ready to go, it’s time to start working on this years gift wrapping…

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valentine gift wrapping ideas

I tend to stick with basic, neutral wrapping paper choosing to dress up the package with fun design elements.  I wrapped my boxes with a basic brown paper using the Elmer’s double stick tape…

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I find that making sure that your lines are crisp and clean makes for an even better presentation.  The fact that you can use the double sided tape means that you won’t even see the tape! Once the box is wrapped now the fun begins. With this box I wrapped a simple piece of fabric around the box and secured it with the double sided tape, then wrapped it with some cotton yarn. I made some pom-poms with the cotton yard and glued it to a stick with the Elmer’s Quick Dry Glue Pen…

valentines day gift wrap

It’s a simple yet stunning presentation.  I also added a basic key tag that you can find at any office supply store for the gift tag.

My next gift, I used a non-traditional wax paper bow…

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2015 valentines gift wrap

Here’s how to make one…

I take four sheets of wax paper cut roughly into 12×12 squares. Layer on top of each other and then fold back and forth like a fan and then tie in the center with a bit of string our twine…

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Decide what size you want the bow to be and then trim the ends accordingly.  For this box I rounded the tips with the X-ACTO Precision Tip scissors to create a flower like appearance…

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Then, gently start to pull apart the different layers of the flower…

valentines flower wrapping

Fluff it up to your liking and then use some Elmer’s Glue Spots to affix it to your package…

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