As your Christmas wrapping winds up, we bet you’re left with little scraps of unused paper, too small to wrap another gift but too pretty to resign to the bin. The cleverly crafty Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth is on hand to show us how to swiftly transform these too-tiny-to-use pieces into personalised toppers for presents with the wave of a magic paintbrush. After the presents are torn open, reuse them as adornments for your tree!
What you’ll need:
- Small bowl
- Matte Mod Podge
- Papier mache or ceramic ornaments
- Wrapping paper scraps
- Metallic wax finish (we used Rub ‘N Buff in Gold Leaf)
How it’s made:
- Begin by cutting strips of wrapping paper, about 3” by 1”; the smaller the strips, the easier they’ll adhere to the surface of your ornament.
- When your wrapping paper is prepped, brush Mod Podge onto both sides of each strip and smooth them onto the ornament with your fingers
- Press firmly to remove any air bubbles under the paper and ensure that the edges lay flat.
- Continue this process until the entire ornament is covered.
- Let it dry for 12 hours.
- When your ornament is completely dry, use your finger or a paintbrush to add dabs of metallic finish here and here to tie all the colours and bits of paper together.
- Tie your ornament atop a gift and tuck it under the tree!When your ornament is completely dry, use your finger or a paintbrush to add dabs of metallic finish here and here to tie all the colours and bits of paper together.
And here’s a visual step-by-step guide to ensure your decorations are completed without a hitch!