Monday 29 April 2013

Gift Wrapping Some Yellows and Grays!!!

Gift Wrapping!

Papers, ribbons, flowers, bows.... what's not to love?!!

I could be giving a gift for any occasion, a birthday a wedding.... what's most important  is the accessories I can make for decorating the gift.

Right now I don't even have an occasion, unless you count my recent obsession with a color palette reason enough!!!

Yup... ever since I have had my eye on my mother's yellow and gray mac cover I've been dying to try it out on something... and this seemed to be the perfect occasion!!!

I pulled out everything yellow and gray I had in my stationary cupboard and took some white kite paper as a base and got super creative with some great gift wrapping ideas!

One: My all time favorite felt fabric is back in action....I had some lovely sunshiney yellow and some beautiful gray.

Along with some gray satin ribbon I decided to gift wrap my other all time favorite, My Pride and Prejudice!!

So to start with, you need to cut a rectangle piece with rounded edges of your bow fabric and a small piece of a contrasting color to bind it (Image 1). Fold the rectangle like an accordion and fix the binding fabric by stitching it in place (Image 2). Now I tried sticking with fevicol as it seemed like the easier choice, but felt doesn't stick together, and fabric glue didn't work either, so I stuck to stitching!
That's what your bow will look like (Image 3)

Next you need to wrap up your gift. A little secret is to use double sided tape instead of regular one so that it looks more tidy!!!!

I used double sided for the ribbon as well... may not be the smartest idea..... but it looks damn neat... so use it but make sure you press it tightly in place and use some in between as well.

And now for the final touches!!!

Mark out where you want the bow on the second ribbon, and stitch it in place (Image 1 and 2). It will look like Image 3 and 
Ta-da your bow gift wrap is done!!!!!

Two: My favorite thing to make: Paper flowers!!! 

While I'm creating I get different materials together that I think will work perfectly, But during the process I'll eliminate some and add some... with this one I finally didn't use the pom pom ribbon or the buttons. 

This is one of the easiest flowers ever.
Use any round object the size of the flower you want and mark your circle. 
Fold the paper to get the most circles you can. Cut out your circles and then cut slits into them, but make sure you don't go too close to the center.
Divide your circles to make your flowers, the more you use the fluffier your flower, I used four circles per flower. 
Now start sticking them together with just a drop of glue on each layer. 
I traded the buttons for these pearls, I think they look far prettier...what do you think?!!!

Now have fun with layering. First just place all your objects and see what kind of placement you like and then start sticking. 
I used a doiley, a gray and white polka dotted fabric tape (you get these at Virat Paper Mart near Bandra station as well as Something Special at Hill Road), along with my flowers.

Now isn't that just so pretty!!!

Well that ends my Yellow Gray and White gift wrapping ideas.... but I don't think I'm done with these colors...I foresee a lot more of them in my life!!!

In fact, have you noticed? My blog background is gray and white polka dots and my blog title and post titles are all yellow..... hmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!

ps: i'm also guest blogging with this post at the super fun Lemon Chutney blog.... do check it out... it lets out little secrets of mine ;)


  1. Beautiful combination. Love the polka dot gray ribbon... hey that matches the theme of your blog too. Looks like it's something that's on your mind these days.

    Have fun!

    1. hey! thanks so much.... i'm fully in love with these colors!!! and such a strange coincidence that it matches my blog!!!