In early October, I was approached by Anneleen from Actief Wonen, a home and decor magazine who wanted to share my star galaxy in their December/January issue. I was more than happy to provide her my image and not too long she sent me the images of the publication. Bloomize has just made a mini debut in Belgium. Yay…I’m over the stars!
A few of the stars in that galaxy are pretty hardy when it comes to accentuating your wrapped gifts because they offer a kind of starry dimension overall. I would just like to show you some star-studded ideas, specifically with the “sheriff” star (not an official name but one which I coined for my reference).
Using last year’s leftover wrapper from Kinokuniya, I wrapped up a book and felt it could still handle some starlighting.
Strips of gold and red paper were added to represent just that. In fact the red strip is placed there to hide a crease mark along the pleat (not too visible in the photo but it’s really there).
With snowflake cut-outs — made from a template found the Design Spectacle Blog — I went ahead to lay them near and over the edges, then held them down with a glue stick.
The finale was to add a star in stark contrast with it’s snowy surrounding.
To give my humble brown package a star treatment, I awarded it a gold star and a simple banner.
To make the rippling banner, just get a small strip of paper, curl both ends in opposite direction, i.e. curl the right upwards, and downwards for the left end.
Star light, star bright
Are you seeing stars already? Here’s another — use ribbons to make them look like starlight rays!
Here’s how to tie up the rays:
- Measure sufficient ribbon to go around your box four and a half times. At the mid-point of the ribbon, make a loop and align it behind the box.
- Lead both ends up through the loop.
- Tighten and spread out the ribbon as shown.
- Bring down the left strip to go round the box from the front to behind.
- Bring down the right strip to go round the box from behind to the front.
- Tie the ends to secure. Trim off any excess.
Join me tomorrow for another unique wrapping idea!
All terrific ideas! Love the shinning star idea. xo
If I’m in Belgium I’ll get you a copy :)