Hello and Welcome! Martina aka Frau Pony here with you today sharing some easy gift wrapping ideas with the brand new and oh-so-wonderful Alexandsa’s Artists Magical Set from Lindy’s.
I totally love giving away beautifully wrapped gifts! But I am having a hard time spending lots of money for the wrapping, and I don’t like the idea that this stuff could end up used only once… Do you have similar thoughts?
If yes – I got you covered!
I’d like to share some of my favorite gift wrapping ideas for this holiday season – using just the materials you can see below.
I am mainly using the new Alexandra’s Artists Magicals Set (which I totally love!) and some tissue paper that used to be the packaging of papers I have received via mail.
To start, I have colored a piece of white cotton ribbon with some Magical Powder in Karin’s Coral.
Some of the Magical Powder has been pre-mixed with water (which gives a more even look when applied) in a palette before applying to the ribbon and some of the Magical has just been sprinkled on to it. I sprayed some extra water to it, kneaded the ribbon and set it aside to dry.
Then, I stamped some big flowers onto my sheet of tissue paper and colored it with Magical in Lara’s Wild Malve.
I didn’t care about exact results – I just wanted to get some color onto the flowers.
When the flowers had been completely colored and my brush still was full of color, I painted some strokes onto a page in an old book. I even splattered some Magical in Martina’s Marigold over it since I did the same thing on my tissue paper and loved the effect.
For my second tissue paper, I have been using Magicals in Karin’s Coral, Andrea’s Azalea and Martina’s Marigold. I just painted some brush strokes in every color onto the tissue paper and set it aside to dry.
Whilst my papers were drying, I created a gift tag with one of my absolute favorite techniques using Lindy’s Magicals – Applying it over Texture paste through a stencil.
Running Texture Paste through a stencil and stencil still in place – immediately sprinkling on some Magical Powder to spread it with a pallet knife.
Simple, but absolutely beautiful!
When the book page has dried, I have punched out some stars from my colored page, using a simple hand punch.
As the finishing touch, I have colored a piece of paper yarn with a matching Magical – I think this adds the last extra to this upcycled gift wrapping.
And these are the finished gifts:
I have put these two gifts into a box and wrapped this box with packing paper. To make it more festive, beautiful and personal, I have glued all of my old-book paper-stars onto it.
- Lindy’s Magical Set “Alexandra’s Artists”
I really hope you liked these ideas! Have a wonderful day and happy gifting!