It seems like every year for Wrapping Week, I plan and buy supplies for four ideas and then end up making the last one pretty last minute, pieced together from the scraps and bits left behind by the first four presents of the week. Some years it works out better than others, but I think it’s probably good to stretch those creative muscles sometimes with the make-do-with-what-you-have approach. This year, my end-of-the-week haul included lots of paper, glitter and lollipop sticks. When life gives you glitter, make magic wands.
Like a lot of wrapping ideas, this one is super flexible. Use any kind of paper, any kind of stick (using toothpicks for mini-wands could be pretty cute), and tie it together with whatever you have. I used a chalk marker to add polka dots to the paper, but you could also try something sketchy with Sharpie like yesterday’s post. Or wrap some scrapbook paper and then tie on your wand. Just don’t forget the sparkle. Sparkle is key.
What you need:
• Brown craft paper
• White chalk marker
• Cake testers or lollipop sticks
• Sparkly scrapbook paper (or plain paper covered in glitter!)
• Hot glue
How you do it:
Roll out a large piece of craft paper on a flat surface. Using the chalk marker, add a fun design to the paper (polka dots, stripes, anything!). Wrap your package with the paper.
To make the wands, cut out two matching star or tree shapes from the sparkly paper. Use the hot glue to attach a cake tester or lollipop stick to the non-sparkly side of one of the trees/stars. Then use the hot glue to stick the two sparkly shapes together, keeping the stick on the inside (make sure the sparkly sides of each shape are facing out).
Wrap a bit of yarn around the outside of the package a few times. Then carefully stick the magic wand underneath a few pieces of yarn so it stays in place