A Sculptural Gift Topper for a Unique Gift

Red and white gift with sculptural topper | CorinnaWraps.wordpress.com

This present was for a friend of mine whose sense of style is confident and ecclectic. I wanted to wrap it in a unique way that reflected her mastery of combining high art with folk art. My aim was to create a package that was crafty without being rustic — something that looked refined.

The jumping off point was the Nepalese lokta paper — the “bean” pattern is one I knew my friend would like, in a colour that I associate with her.

Ribbon didn’t seem to suit the paper, so I chose a micro-thin red elastic instead, winding it around the gift several times to bulk up its visual weight, then tying a double bow.

For the topper, I made a sculptural piece using craft supplies — dyed red matchsticks and white felted wool rings. I kept it small so as not to compete with the paper, but tried to make sure it wouldn’t get lost among the pattern.

This packaging is definitely not something you’d see anywhere else.

What do you think? Did I achieve the crafty refined look I was after?

Red and white gift with sculptural topper | CorinnaWraps.wordpress.com

About Corinna vanGerwen

I'm a gift wrapping expert, writer, stylist and former decorating editor, writing all about gift wrapping on the Corinna Wraps blog.

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