Some penpal letters lend themselves to cute packaging, right? The other day when I was putting together a letter to send to a penfriend in the UK, I decided to have a bit of a play and make a sheet of confetti wrapping paper to enclose the letter and goodies in before sending.
It was easy to create and turned out really lovely - I ended up making a few more for future packages. So, I thought you guys might even like to make some too! I think these would be lovely for Christmas time too with big red spots hidden inside the paper.
Here's what you'll need for the project:
- Greaseproof paper or paper that is partially see through.
- Confetti - super cheap to buy at most newsagencies
- Sewing machine
Step 1: Work out what size you want your wrapping paper to be & tear off two pieces of greaseproof paper about this size. Or you can tear off a big piece of paper and just fold it in half, like I did.
Step 2: Sew around three sides of the paper, leaving one side open for confetti stuffing! Ideally I should have used a nice dark thread in my machine, so you could see the stitching a little bit better in the above photos. Oops.
Step 3: Also sew a centre line down your piece of paper as this will help hold the confetti in each section a little better - so it doesn't all clump together in one big area!
Step 4: Fill the two big sections with confetti. Fun!
Step 5: Use your sewing machine to stitch a few smaller sections across the width of the wrapping paper - just to help hold the confetti in place.
My confetti wrapping paper ended up with 8 sections/pockets to hold the confetti, but just do whatever takes your fancy.
Wrap up a gift, letter or card and admire the pretty package.
It was a bit hard to photograph properly, but in real life it looks ever so pretty with all those colourful spots of colour showing through the paper.