wrap it up | in stitches • A Subtle Revelry

wrap it up | in stitches

wrap it up | in stitches

Hand stitched wrapping paper is an easy way to put a sweetly personal touch on your holiday gifts. Use festive words, names, or designs to give each present a special and unique presentation.

To recreate the design, first measure out the box top in the correct place on the wrapping paper. Freehand or stencil a sketch of the word on the inside of the paper. Since you are working on the opposite paper side, a mirror image of the word (basically writing it in backwards) is what you will need to trace. Thread your needle with embroidery thread and hand-stitch your way around the word.

Have you begun your wrapping or shopping yet for the holidays? I am having a blast compiling the DIY Christmas gifts to share with you in December and will be spending the weekend working on a couple of them myself. Happy Friday!



  1. Stephie

    18 November

    Well Victoria – the only Christmas shopping I have done involves buying myself a snow globe so I guess I have a long way to go! Love this idea – happy, happy weekend to you, Stephie x

  2. andrea

    19 November

    love this idea!

    and as far as christmas goes, we’ve got a birth and a birthday to take care of before i even get started on the holidays… eek!

  3. Mar

    20 November

    Wonderful idea!!

  4. mel mccarthy

    20 November

    Your stitched wrapping is fabulous! Love the colours you used.

  5. LisaDay

    21 November

    I love this idea. Unfortunately it involves math and measuring. Well, they say it’s the thought that counts.


  6. hena tayeb

    21 November

    Lovely idea.

  7. Emily

    21 November

    I love this idea! I am definitely going to try it on my gifts this year!


  8. Ah, so sweet!

  9. Make and Do Girl

    22 November

    This is adorable! Just pinned it.

    ps. I love that pink feather photo in your header. It’s just perfect. Did you shoot it yourself?

  10. Ashley McFarland

    22 November

    I’ve never seen anyone do or even write about this idea for gift-wrapping — love it! I think I might try my hand at it this holiday…wish me luck!

  11. […] lépés: A Vonalak mentén haladva hímezd ki a mintát.Az ötletért köszönet: A Subtle RevelryAz elkövetkez? egy évben, azaz 365 napban, minden egyes napon, egy újabb “csináld magad”, […]

  12. […] Hand-stitched wrapping paper from A Subtle […]

  13. […] Wrap it up | In Stitches – A Subtle Revelry […]

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *