Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Take your gift wrapping to next level with this Micro LED Christmas tree gift wrapping

This time I wanted to share a unique gift wrapping idea and so I decided to wrap the box of the snowflake necklace I made. Well, I am going to gift this to my cousin sister as she already reserved the necklace when I posted it on my blog. If you did not know which necklace I am talking about , click here. You can implement this gift wrapping idea when you are giving somebody a small gift (Valuable gifts are always small:)) and you wanted to make it more special.Without much ado, let us see how.
how to use LED lights to take your wrapping skills to next level



Materials required :
Gift box
Washi tape
Ribbons
Battery operated Micro LED lights
Double sided tape
Clear tape
Scissors & Utility knife
Cardboard (You can use cereal boxes or carton boxes)
Awl
Color cardstock for decorations (Optional)

Step 1: Decide on what shape you wanted to cover your gift box . In my case , as I had a lengthy box I decided to go with Christmas tree as my gift topper but you can get creative and change it to the occasion you are gifting .Even snowman or reindeer will be awesome if you are doing it for Christmas gifts. Or maybe a cake or balloon if you are doing it for a birthday present or a heart if you are doing it for anniversary or valentine's day .

Draw the shape of the template on a scrap paper and trace onto the cardboard.Make sure the shape covers the gift box and the battery case of the LED lights.(If you are using a bigger box adhere it to the sides) .Cut the cardboard shape.


Step 2: Decorate the cardboard piece with wrapping paper or tape. In my case, I used rows of washi tape to cover the Christmas and used a craft knife to trim the excess.I decorated it with some ribbons and bunting cut in colors of cardstock paper and glued it using double sided tape. Also, I used some enamel dots and glitter snowflakes for decorations.







Step 3: Cover the gift box with wrapping paper or tape. I used some pink and gold washi tape and covered the gift box and also the battery case.



Step 4: Decide the layout of the gift box and battery case. Also, decide the areas where you want the LED lights to go. I used 20 LED lights string so I marked the 20 places in the cardboard. Use an awl to poke the hole for the lights. Place the lights in the holes and use clear tape to adhere it to the place on the back side of the cardboard.
Instead of poking random holes, you can also write some word and poke the holes to spell that word. For example, if you are doing a Birthday gift and your template is balloon shaped, Write HBD and poke holes in such a way when you switch on the lights, it spells HBD.







Step 5: Cover the back side with decorative tape to hide the mess of  light strings.Use double sided tape to cover the top lid of the gift box and adhere it to the cardboard Christmas tree. Also, tape the battery case to the cardboard using clear tape.









Step 6: Close the gift box and tie a ribbon to secure it in place. Decorate with a bow and add some embellishments to make it more festive. I added some bells and a small tag saying "A very merry Christmas to you ". That is it ! You are done with the beautiful gift wrapping. You can switch on the lights when you are gifting ! The recipient will sure treasure your wrapping .Once the gift is consumed , the recipient can use the wrapping as home decor(as shown below).How cool is that?












Alternatives: 

1) You can do this with normal gift wrapping also but before covering your gifts with wrapping paper mark the places for lights in the wrapping paper and make a hole. Secure the lights with the tape and adhere the battery case to one side of the gift box.In this case , leave that one side open for switching on the lights when you are giving the gift and close it with a tape.

2) Or follow the same procedure and spell the recipient name in the cardboard and stick to the gift box.


How excited will you be if you receive of gift that is wrapped using lights ??what do you think about this wrapping ? Share with me in the comments below.

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19 comments:

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