It’s the same every year. I have all these grand plans to make my gift wrapping a force to be reckoned with. Unfortunately the reality is that I inevitably leave it all to the last minute and have no supplies to dress up the wrapped presents. So this year I’ve given myself a challenge to create gift toppers with wrapping and packaging supplies I know I will have on hand.
The result are these handmade DIY paper straw gift wrap toppers, which I’ve styled five different ways (although I could have done so many more!) So you have plenty of options if you’re anywhere near as disorganised as I am!
Paper (the thinner the better) | Skewer | Double sided tape | Parcel string
Fold a corner of the paper over the skewer. Press down and begin to roll the paper around the skewer. Just before you reach the full length of the skewer lay a strip of tape (you might need an extra pair of hand for this). Peel back the top layer and keep rolling the paper over the tape. Remove the skewer and cut off the excess paper.
Cut the straws into smaller beads and thread onto the parcel sting. Create different shapes like flat triangles, himmeli pyramids, single tubes and parallel wrapped beads. Or use newspaper, colourful gift wrap or even marbled contact paper to create different effects.
Clip off some evergreen cuttings and slip the underneath the straws to give the wrap that extra Scandi Christmas feel and you’re ready to start giving!