Friday, November 2, 2012

Gift Wrap Series #22: Tracing Paper + Leaves



Make Personal Wrapping Paper with Tracing Paper Leaf Wrappings:

Use tracing paper (or sandwich wrapping paper in a pinch, I did!) to create your own. Grayson used a round, green leaf to make this turtle wrapping paper. I like the way he drew his own ribbon, too!

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Tracing Paper + Leaves #1: 
1) Begin with package that has been wrapped in white wrapping paper. Place leaf or leaves into pattern on top of this white package. If necessary, glue pieces into place to keep from moving.


2) Fold the tracing paper over the leaf pattern -- this is like a second layer of wrapping paper. You are just wrapping the leafs on to the first layer. (If you don't have tracing paper that is large enough, sandwich wrapping paper works in a pinch, I've used it many times.)

3) Once the package is fully wrapped, draw over the leaf! Use your imagination and have fun! A personal package is so much more special, don't you agree?

Gift Wrap Series #22: Tracing Paper + Leaves --- Variation #2:





1) Begin with package that has been wrapped in white wrapping paper. Place leaf or leaves into pattern on top of this white package. If necessary, glue pieces into place to keep from moving.

2) Fold the tracing paper over the leaf pattern -- this is like a ... second layer of wrapping paper. You are just wrapping the leafs on to the first layer. (If you don't have tracing paper that is large enough, sandwich wrapping paper works in a pinch, I've used it many times.)

3) Finish wrapping the tracing paper over the leaf layer; placing seam in the back.

Add a ribbon and gift tag. Adding this simple touch makes a very special package of the season.

Below are a few images done for the "Leaf Printable Books" (click here) to help get your imagination jump started. 



Something you might like:
Leaf Jump rope or Leaf Garland
Leaf Printables
All Gift Wrappings

15 comments:

  1. Oh this is sooo adorable! I love love gift wrapping!

    I think I should go out and collect as much leaves as I can!

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    1. Thank you for coming by! And this is so easy -- you just need one leaf!

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  2. I love the leaves and the turtle.

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    1. Thank you. Me, too! We've had a real turtle theme running through our house this past year.

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    1. Thank you! I really like the feedback!

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  4. now that's my kind of wrapping paper!
    beautiful : )

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    1. Thank you! It's so easy, too -- just double wrapping with a leaf in the middle! Add details if you are inclined!

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  5. What a pretty and unique way to wrap presents, I really like it! Great tutorial too. I'm glad I found your blog.

    Thank you for your lovely, encouraging and sweet comment on my blog! :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. "Hej och valkomna!!" Thanks for coming by and for taking the time to comment. Leaves + transparent paper are two things I find irresistible! Wishes for a wonderful weekend!

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  6. How clever -- I especially like the children's version! Perfect for the season!

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    1. I hope you, too, could give it a try. What foliage you must have in your area of the world!

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  7. Eeeee! I can't believe his name is Cade! I've only met one other baby Cade. :)

    Plus - that turtle is the best wrapped gift paper ever! :) xo chiara

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    1. These must be the only two..."in the entire world!" :-). We only have the best associations to your Cade due to our world-champion-cousin-Cade --- a fantastic name and a wonderful original kid! Thank you for taking the time to come by and to comment. With a bunny and puppy, I will be happy is all new animal additions are hand drawn!

      (... and oh, wouldn't our transparent turtles love to play under your beautiful transparent flowers!)

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  8. Your unique card and this gift wrap idea, are so genius leaving much to adore. Thank you for sharing.

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Thank you!