Saturday, January 9, 2010

Bottle Wrap in a Snap!

Here's a swift, economical and festive way to wrap a gift bottle! 
4 - 6 sheets tissue paper
1 piece of wrapping or other decorative paper
Scissors or X-acto knife
Glue stick or double sided tape
Ribbon or twine
Decorative scissors or pinking shears (optional)

1. Lay tissue paper flat and place bottle in center. Fold tissue paper up and around stem of bottle and secure with ribbon or twine. Make bow if desired.
3. Measure piece of decorative paper to fit around the middle of the bottle. Wrap decorative paper around middle of bottle and secure with glue stick or double-sided tape.
4. Using fingertips, gently separate layers of tissue at top. End result should look like a flower.
Optional: For a fancier package - BEFORE you separate tissue layers, trim tissue paper at top with pinking shears or decorative scissors. (I used pinking shears in the photos above)
5. Attach gift tag of your choice and give!

Hint: for a neater package fold all raw (cut) ends of the decorative paper under and secure with glue stick before applying.

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