We all remember making paper snowflakes at school, right? Well, rather than buying any old wrapping paper this year, we thought we’d call upon our very own DIY expert, Shini Park (aka Park & Cube) to give us a step-by-step gift wrap tutorial. She deploys the simplest of materials and old-school crafting methods, with delightful results. Whatever’s inside the box, your Christmas offerings will look gorgeous.
Shini’s top tips:
- This trick looks best with square boxes. If your box is rectangular try using a bigger piece of coloured paper so that the snowflake covers the entire length of the box. Then wrap down the excess with string or ribbon.
- As an alternative to string or ribbon, use thick yarn or bobble trimmings to give a more homey feel.
If you’re worried about the decoration getting crumpled in transit, glue the snowflake flat onto the gift and secure with ribbon.