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Snowscape-Wrapped Gift DIY

Sometimes it’s all in the presentation. And these presents will surely delight any recipient! A snowy scene sits atop black-paper wrapped packages. Almost too cute to open………almost.

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Materials needed: Black wrapping paper, scissors, tape, glue, white fabric batting, fake snow, assorted vintage bottlebrush trees, reindeer, or mini decorations (some good recommendations here).

Step 1: Wrap present in black wrapping paper.
Step 2: Cut out an uneven oval of fabric batting, sized smaller than the present.
Step 3: Spread a line of glue around the edge of the batting. Add a few scraps inside the glue to create a little hill.
Step 4: Flip batting over and press edges down on present.
Step 5: Add trees, reindeer, snowmen – or any other woodland animals.
Step 6: Add another line of glue around the perimeter of the batting, and a few dollops of glue around the scene. Sprinkle fake snow on top of the gift, let dry and shake off excess snow. Be sure to have a vacuum cleaner on hand!

Photography by Tim Gibson

  1. Charity

    December 19, 2013

    Oh what will you come up with nex?!. This is so sweet. The perfect feeling of Christmas. Really awesome job! Pictures perfect as usual.

  2. Anne B.

    December 19, 2013

    I love this so much. You’re killing me with all these darling ideas!

  3. Lisette Wolter-McKinley

    December 19, 2013

    These would be certain to delight any recipient! Brilliant wrap job.

  4. babalou

    December 19, 2013

    Waouu i’m so impressed by your gift wrapping! You’ve really put this art to another level!!!
    I loved that

  5. Kate

    December 19, 2013

    So unique! I love it.

  6. LARY@Inspiration Nook

    December 19, 2013

    Love this! What an awesome idea! So festive.

  7. Kimberly M

    December 19, 2013

    Hi Chiara. This is probably the neatest thing I’ve ever seen done with black wrapping paper. So cute!


  8. Jessica

    December 19, 2013

    Does anyone have a suggestion for a small, wintry figurine supplier (such as those used here)? All the suggestions I’ve seen have been to look at antique and vintage stores, but I have not had any luck. Nor have I had luck at the major craft supply stores.

  9. Jon

    December 19, 2013

    My kids get more fun out the wrapping paper half the time anyway but this is taking it to the next level. SO imaginative and beautiful. Love it!!!!

  10. Grace Ann

    December 19, 2013

    This is the cutest thing I have seen! Very creative and fun! Thank you for the (ongoing) inspiration!

  11. Butterfly Mama

    December 20, 2013

    Love this! Can you tell me your source for the snow people?

  12. chiara

    December 20, 2013

    Hi Jessica and Butterfly Mama – I found mine at thrift stores, sometimes you can find them glued to a ratty old wreath. I think Michael’s craft store sells little figurines, and I would also try ebay and etsy. Do a search for vintage snowman figure and see what you come up with, like these from the 1950’s:

  13. Ada (new york)

    December 20, 2013

    I loooooooooooooooooooove this! I just started my Holiday Gift Wrapping series at my blog featuring unique wrapping ideas (using old sweater + skirt as a gift wrap; created a polar bear snow bear with cute claws and all, etc fun etc.). I would had totally created this winter wonderland if I had more time. Next year! Merry Holiday!!!!

  14. Stacia

    December 21, 2013

    This is a darling idea. I think everyone I know would think I had lost it if I tried to do something like this, but I absolutely love the way it looks!

  15. Peggy

    December 22, 2013

    An awesome place for vintage/vintage-style mini’s is Thanks for the inspiration! Brainstorming an idea for a birthday themed gift wrap now – off to shop!!!

  16. Lisa Barton @ Vintage Celebrations

    December 23, 2013

    Oh my, I don’t think I would care what was in the box if it was wrapped like this! Will be pinning and trying out for next year for sure! Would make sure it was me and not one of my 4 daughters carrying the box though lol

  17. Paulette Leto

    December 30, 2013

    That’s what I get for being too busy to check my favorite blogs during the holidays. I wish I’d seen this before Christmas!

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