Looking for a quick last minute way to wrap dad’s Father’s Day gift that will make you look like a pro? We’ve got the answer for your Father’s Day gift wrap dilemma!
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Gift wrap is so often seen as a feminine thing – frilly and fancy. How do you approach wrapping a gift for a man without making it look, well, plain? Vintage is a great way to go!
I started with Graphic 45’s rolled DIY Craft Paper to wrap my box. This particular design has a text based print on one side and butterflies on the other, making it versatile for any occasion of gift wrapping. Once the box was wrapped, it needed some embellishment.
A bow might be too frilly for Dad, but rosettes are another story! I created this one by cutting strips of paper and gluing them on top of each other, alternating over and under to create depth. (Make sure they are glued very securely with something like a glue gun so the rosette stays together.) Finish it off by cutting a scalloped circle and gluing it on top, and topping with a button with the shank removed.
The best part about this rosette is that it can be adjusted to any size package! I use 3/4″ wide by 7″ long strips to create this one, but a smaller or larger rosette could easily be created by simply adjusting the size of the strips used.
Finally, for the tag, use one of the ATC-sized Alphabet Banners. This one says “D” (for Dad, of course!) and the stencil cut-out is backed with a paper from the 8×8 paper pad. Glue some embellishments to the tag, and use twine to attach it to the top of the package!
This design could also easily be adjusted to package wedding party gifts (with black and touches of the Bride’s colors), or used for birthday wrap. Whatever the occasion…masculine doesn’t have to mean plain!
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