By Katja Kromann

DIY wedding gift wrap for a DIY wedding

DIY wedding gift wrap for a DIY wedding
wedding DM gift newpaper flower cardboard initials

My best friend's daughter got married while we were in Denmark. She stayed with us for almost a month last summer, so we got to know each other really well and we had such a great time while she was here.

I was so happy when she invited us to her wedding.

Our trip to Denmark Summer 2013 10

Here is the beautiful couple. I took a lot of pictures and tomorrow I am going to show you my favorite ones, but today we are going to talk about how I wrapped the ice cream maker we gave them.

wedding DM gift newpaper flower cardboard initials

Since I was staying with my parents at the time, I didn't have access to all my usual tools and supplies, so I had to be really creative. The ice cream maker came in a huge box, so I decided to cut out monograms from some of that cardboard.

wedding DM gift newpaper flower cardboard initials

Then I spray-painted them gold inside the box. It's so windy in Denmark compared to California, so the cardboard box ensured that I didn't get spray paint all over my parent's front yard.

wedding DM gift newpaper flower cardboard initials

Next, I looked around their house and my parents get a newspaper every day so there were a ton of those, so that is what I used. I used the "cultural and vacation" section of the newspaper so the pictures and words would be positive and a bit more stylish. Nothing like a picture of an angry politician screaming from inside your flower topper, right?

I cut a card board circle from the box as well.

wedding DM gift newpaper flower cardboard initials

Then I cut out about 16-17 leaves or so.

wedding DM gift newpaper flower cardboard initials

Made a fold in each one like so ...

wedding DM gift newpaper flower cardboard initials

...and glued the fold down.

wedding DM gift newpaper flower cardboard initials

Then I was ready to attach them to the card board circle. I used a regular glue stick for all this.

wedding DM gift newpaper flower cardboard initials

Then I layered the petals all the way around working from the outside in.

wedding DM gift newpaper flower cardboard initials

wedding DM gift newpaper flower cardboard initials

For the center, I used a long strip of news paper that I rolled up while scrunching it.

wedding DM gift newpaper flower cardboard initials

Then glued the end.

wedding DM gift newpaper flower cardboard initials

And attached it to the center.

Then I wrapped the ice cream maker in orange paper and tied it with gold ribbon. Attached the monograms and secured the topper with a lot of glue.

wedding DM gift newpaper flower cardboard initials

And here it is.

wedding DM gift newpaper flower cardboard initials

Jumping to the cake cutting ...

Here is the cake that the bride baked herself and the flowers are made out of coffee filters. The cake topper is a thrift store find. Isn't it amazing. Oh and our present is making a cameo in the back there. Can you see it?

wedding DM gift newpaper flower cardboard initials

Later in the evening we all went outside where the groom's father had put together a fireworks show. So pretty!

More pictures tomorrow.

You can download the template to the flower petal here:



And here it is again:

wedding DM gift newpaper flower cardboard initials

You can read more about our trip to Denmark here and here.
And see highlights from our trip to the zoo - Lions and Tigers and Bears ... and a polar bear butt - and Trend spotting in the 1800s - Frilandsmuseet aka the Open Air Museum.



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Katja Kromann
About Katja Kromann

I am a Danish American decorating life in Seattle. I love all things design and DIY.

I can’t think of anything more fun than coming up with project, making it, photographing it and sharing it with you on my websites.

I am a Graphic Artist and home maker by day.

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