Thursday, November 21, 2013

5 gift topper ideas


photography by Trisha Zemp

I've been wanting to collaborate with my talented friend Kate Zaremba for while now (I wrote about her work ages ago--she did textile designs for Rachel Antonoff)--and finally the time is here! Kate recently launched her illustration company where she does adorable prints, wallpaper, gift wrap, cards and custom illustrations. She was kind enough to supply me with some of her brand new gift wrap and I made 5 simple gift toppers for them with all the instructions below. PLUS, we're doing an Instagram contest where she'll make an original design based off of YOUR inspiration. Just post a pic of your inspiration, tag it with #giftwrapinspirationcontest and follow @kathrynzaremba. The winner will be selected, Kate will design some gift wrap, and you'll receive it as a gift. FUN huh?! Head on over to instagram for more info. Contest ends Monday, November 25th.

In the mean time, let's make some gift toppers for her gift wrap! I made 5 of them: a perfect bow (based one one I've been spotting around blog town lately but can't seem to find an original source for), holly and berries, paper pom, the pendant, the forest. Aren't they cute? They're so simple to make and would be easy for any holiday gift. 
For some really lame drawings that I did to show how to make them all, read full instructions below. 



I hope these drawings are sufficient. It's more of an experiment. I can't draw super well with my tablet so they are super childish, but hopefully they do the job. 

One thing for the bow, I sprayed two pieces of her gift wrap together so that it would be firmer. 

With the pendant, I sprayed two pieces of her paper front to back so that it would be firmer.




12 comments:

Kerry June said...

these are all adorable. i love wrapping presents, but these ideas just made me more excited! thanks for sharing

www.kerryjune.com

Jeri said...

Stunning!!!!

Amal said...

This rules. I'll take all my instructions in doodle form.

AngelaMuir said...

These are so stinkin cute! you've inspired me :)

Paulette Leto said...

I like the Holly design especially - it sort of mimics a bow while being its own thing. They're all cute, but if I had to pick one as my favorite that's the one!

Heather - Chickabug said...

I love the holly! Definitely going on top of my gifts this year! : )

Frances Scott said...

Great topper ideas!! Thank you! The bows you see on different sites might be made from these dies.
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=129977
I saw them in a catalog. I don't sell the product.

Anonymous said...

Love the little pines any minute Rudolph will peek out!

Kimberly Stout said...

These are super cute ideas! Do you have any tutorials (or any ideas) on how to make shabby flowers? I find places to buy them already made but I cant find any turtorial on how to make them and I want to do custom fabrics. Here's vid that shows them close up about halfway through (it's short though). http://youtu.be/xJs5pbzf2zA

If you can point me in the direction on how to make them, I want to also use them as bows for Christmas presents. Thanks!

elodie said...

Super pretty wrapping. I find it always a bit to find new ideas for wrapping Christmas presents. Lovely!

ej butik said...

thank you so much for inspiration!
http://ejbutik.blogspot.com/2013/12/surrround-yourself-wih-good.html

HoYin said...

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