Santa Belt Gift Wrap
Materials & Tools:
1. Gift wrapping paper (I used this, a double-sided in red/brown color)
2. Silver color paper
3. Snowflake punch (mine is about 1″ diameter)
4. Aluminum Foil
5. Craft glue
6. Craft knife
7. Cutting mat
8. Wrapping ribbons (optional, I used this for the other wrappings)
Measure your gift box and cut out the desire size of gift wrapping paper.
To make the belt, cut a 2″ stripe of red and fold the 2 sides to the center to get a 1″ stripe.
To make the buckle, cut a silver color paper to 2″ x 1 5/8″. Use a craft knife to slit 2 lines, slightly larger that 1″, measure 5/16″ from the sides.
Remark: My box is about 4″ x 6″, if your gift box is different size, adjust the belt and buckle measure to suit the proportion so that the belt won’t look too big or too small to the gift box.
Insert the belt between the 2 lines of the buckle, position the buckle at the center of the belt, glue or tape on the back.
Place the Santa’s belt somewhere below the center line.
Wrap the gift paper to the gift box. Tape or glue the paper at the back.
Fold the sides and glue them up.
If you wish to give the gift more DIY touch, you may punch some snowflakes from aluminum foil. You can use paper for the snowflakes too but I find the aluminum give a very good sheen at low light ambient, the glow is even better than the silver color buckle from paper. Punching through aluminum foil also helps in sharpening your paper puncher.
If you find that the aluminum foil is hard to take out without ripping apart, try folding the aluminum foil into a 2-3 folds.
Carefully glue the snowflakes to the gift wrapping. The aluminum foil snowflakes are flimsy so you need to do it carefully without tearing the branches apart.
**Happy Gift Wrappings!!**