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Gift Wrap Tutorials from L.A.’s Favorite Stationer

Be a Sugar Paper pusher

Call us shallow, but we often judge a gift by its cover.

Luckily, Sugar Paper’s Chelsea Shukov and Jamie Grobecker are on the same page. With ten years of stationery design under their belts, the dynamic duo knows a thing or two about the fine art of present presentation. Here, the local wrap stars share three DIYs to get the most bang for your holiday buck.

cabana stripe!

Confetti and Cabana Stripe

Materials
Scissors
Tape
Black silk ribbon
Gold sequins
Glue gun
Large gold jingle bell
Sugar Paper black double-sided wrapping paper
Sugar Paper confetti gift tags

1. Wrap your gift with the striped side facing out. For neat results, use double-sided tape to close your edges.

2. Pull the tag through one end of the ribbon and tie the initial knot, then string the jingle bell in before finishing the bow. Tip: Make a tight bow and adjust the loops to be balanced and fluffy.

3. Place sequins where you want them to sit (we like a random, confettiesque arrangement) while the glue gun heats up. Once you’re happy with the design, secure each sequin with a drop of hot glue. Let dry before gifting.

gold lines!

Gold Lines

Materials
Scissors
Tape
Pencil
Ruler
Black silk ribbon
Krylon 18-karat-gold leafing pen
Ornament of your choosing (we used an antique-style key)
Piece of white printer paper for small gifts or plain white wrapping paper
Sugar Paper Cheers gift tags

1. Position ruler at a 45-degree angle on paper and draw a light line in pencil.

2. Trace over the line with the gold pen.

3. Use that line as a guide and fill the rest of the paper with lines. Try to stay consistent with spacing, but slight variations add character. Be careful not to smudge the lines with your hand while you work.

4. Wrap your gift with the newly striped paper.

5. Pull tag through one end of the ribbon and tie bow.

6. Tuck the ornament or key under the knot.

glitter dots!

Kraft Paper and Glitter Dots

Materials
Scissors
Tape
Red grosgrain ribbon
Glitter
Glue gun
Sugar Paper kraft double-sided wrapping paper
Sugar Paper small “from Santa” tag (the oversize version is a nice alternative)

1. Wrap your gift with the dot side facing out.

2. Mark which dots you want to glitter with a small X while the glue gun heats up.

3. Fill the marked dots with a layer of hot glue and sprinkle with glitter. Let dry.

4. Pull the tag through one end of the ribbon before tying bow.

Ready-made wrapping paper and gift tags available at sugarpaper.com, $8-$20.

Photos: Kimberly Genevieve for DailyCandy

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