Craft Paper with Black Velvet

We love working with craft paper. It is a staple in our wrapping cupboard. You can dress it up or down. It forms the perfect base for wrapping. For this post, we dressed it up. We think the combination of craft paper with black velvet is gorgeous.


 The Gifts:

We keep a supply of brown paper gift bags handy, choose the correct size.

Wrap the gift in brown craft paper.

Cut the black ribbon to the correct length.

Stick double-sided on the back of the ribbon.

Stick the ribbon on the bottom section of the bag, about 1/3 up.

Fold a flat bow, by cutting a short section of the ribbon. Stick ends together with tape to create a circle. Fold it in half and use a second, shorter piece of ribbon, to create the cross section. Stick it down with more double sided tape.

Add the gift and black tissue paper.


 The Flowers:

Arrange the flowers. We used Proteas.

Cut a square of brown craft paper.

Wrap the flowers, tie the ribbon and add the card.


craft-paper-and-black-velvet-4We love the elegance of this wrapping and velvet ribbon is our favourite indulgence. You can, of course, tie a bow instead of making a flat bow. We like the flat bow though; the velvet doesn’t fold nicely.

This is great wrapping to use for a more formal event. It is unisex so you can use it for gentleman as well.


Happy Wrapping.

Mia & Blair



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