I’m really happy with how this one turned out. The paper is solid paper in pool with baker’s twine tied in a grid pattern with a flocked velvet ribbon around the middle. I cut a cardboard circle for the ribbon to feed through and then cut a tree out of the ribbon and glued it on, although I like how it looks like I actually cut a tree out of the circle. I feel bad for my nephew who is this for because there is no way other than a scissors to get in this gift.
I had so much fun wrapping this gift. First I wrapped it in two colors I’m really into right now: navy and coral (papaya) and then I put on the most yummy ribbon ever. It’s Midori’s dupioni silk ribbon and it is so lovely. I was going to stop there, but the contest specified that this was to be holiday wrapping and it didn’t look very holiday to me, so I started making paper snowflakes. I haven’t done that in decades and it is so much fun! Anyway, after I had my fun (and cleaned up all the bits of paper everywhere) I glued them on which helped make the white ribbon relevant and definitely brought in the holiday feel.
I didn’t enter this gift because I didn’t think it said “holiday” but I really love it. The ribbon is more dupioni silk ribbon from Midori in a wonderfully bright plaid. I love pretty packages whether they are in a traditional color scheme or not.