We all remember making paper snowflakes at school, right? Well, rather than buying any old wrapping paper, 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 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.