I'm excited to be visiting Heidi for her Christmas series.
I'm Michele, and I create at The Scrap Shoppe.
I love to take unique twists on traditional crafts and make them my own.
And while I'm doing that, I figure I'll show you step-by-step how to do it, too!
So all of my projects come with full tutorials so that we can all create together.
Today I want to share a super simple Christmas decor idea using mounted canvas to make Faux Wrapped Presents Decorations.
Select the mounted canvas sizes you want to use for the project. Staggering their sizes will make them more visually appealing. I used 10x10, 7x9, and 6x6 inch canvases.
Also select your media for "wrapping" the canvas.
You can use actual gift wrap, scrapbook paper, or fabric.
I went with scrapbook paper because it was easy to find three pieces of 12x12 paper that would look good together.
Fold the paper over the back of the canvas and attach is using a staple gun.
Do this for two sides of the canvas.
(The staple gun will work fine with most heavier scrapbook papers and fabric.
For gift wrap you may want to actually wrap the entire canvas like an actual gift since the paper is so thin.)
For the other two ends of the canvas, fold the paper so it looks like you are wrapping the ends of a present.
Trim off the top flaps (see the arrows) so they won't add bulk to the wrapping.
Fold the flap over and staple it down.
Now the entire front and sides of the canvas are covered.
If you are wrapping with scrapbook paper like I am, you do not want to use a piece of mounted canvas larger than 10x10. The 12x12 scrapbook paper just folds over to the back of the canvas.
Be sure before you start stapling that you have perfectly centered the canvas on the paper.
You can certainly use larger canvas if you are using gift wrap or fabric.
Continue on wrapping all of the canvases.
Once wrapped, its time to decorated!
Wrap the gifts with decorative Christmas ribbon.
Add bows or decorative Christmas picks to the packages.
I attached the picks with a hot glue gun.
Find a shelf, cabinet top, or a place on your mantel to stagger your gifts together.
And, viola, you have instant Christmas decor!
Thanks so much for having me over today, Heidi!
I would love for you all to come visit me at my place sometime soon.