As Wrapping Week comes to a close, I thought I’d wrap things up by giving a nod to the sole guy in our house, the one who’s slightly less enthused than the rest of us by (though incredibly tolerant of) the overflowing bows, ribbons and gets-everywhere glitter that have spent the past four days covering our dining room table.
So enough with the bows! This wrapping idea is all about the boy who likes bike(s). And really, it could be easily tweaked to suit whatever wheel-filled form of transportation your giftee happens to love — be it a car, a truck or a super sweet unicycle.
What you’ll need:
• white or brown craft paper
• colored cardstock
• glue (hot glue works well — and fast!)
• an inky pen or thin marker
• hole punch reinforcements (optional)
How you do it:
Wrap your package in the white or brown craft paper. Using the pen or marker, roughly sketch the outline of a bicycle or whatever wheeled object you choose on top of the package (a quick Google search for “bicycle sketch” gives a lot of helpful examples).
To make the wheels, cut four 8.5-by-1-inch strips from the colored cardstock. Fold each strip back and forth like you’re making a small fan. Each wheel will take two of the strips, connected together at their ends with tape or glue. To keep the center of the wheel together, add a few dots of hot glue, and hold it in place until it’s secure. Repeat with the other wheel.
Using tape or the glue, stick the wheels to the right spots on the sketched bicycle. To jazz up the edges of the box, string pieces of cardstock with holes punched out (with optional hole punch reinforcements added) on twine, and wrap the twine around the package.
So are you all geared up for a weekend wrapping extravaganza? Are any other fun things on your agenda? Cookies and decorating and all-around Christmassing perhaps? Do tell!