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!
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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
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!
Your stitched wrapping is fabulous! Love the colours you used.
I love this idea. Unfortunately it involves math and measuring. Well, they say it’s the thought that counts.
I love this idea! I am definitely going to try it on my gifts this year!
Ah, so sweet!
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?
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!