I had a baby shower to go to recently and I wanted to get a bit pretty with some gift wrapping. I checked out a few images on-line for some inspiration and this is what I ended up creating.
To convert this to a Christmas theme just change the colour scheme.
You will need:
Brown wrapping paper
4 lengths of fine ribbon
Scissors, Stapler, Craft glue.
Start by wrapping your gift. Work out how large you would like to make your flower. I used a drinking glass as my tracing edge, with a diameter I thought would work well in relation to the size of my wrapped gift.
Make sure you have at least 10 layers of tissue paper. Trace your circle onto the tissue layers as shown.
Cut your layers of tissue and double staple in the centre of your circle.
Individually separate all the layers of tissue paper to create a full flower.
Tie a double knot in a piece of twine and trim so you are left with just the round little knotted ball. Create 3 of these.
Glue in the centre of your paper flower.
Grab your 4 strands of ribbon and tie them so they fit flush but not too tight around your gift. Take an extra little piece of ribbon and loop around the 4 pieces of ribbon, tying it off to gather your 4 strands of ribbon to a point as shown.
Place a small bud of craft glue on the back of your paper flower and stick it down onto the join of ribbons.
Voila!!! You have yourself a pretty little gift wrapped with lots of love.