metallic wrapping paper

i love the high & low combination of brown kraft paper with metallic leaf. earlier in the week i mentioned that once you start applying bits of leaf here and there you won’t stop. it’s just addicting. when you give a gift that looks special it creates an enjoyable experience for that person. it’s totally worth it. what you will need (for paper):

brown kraft paper (or reused brown paper bags)
imitation silver metallic leaf
imitation gold metallic leaf
size (adhesive for leaf)
dish sponge
paint brush

1) cut your sponge into various circle shapes (or other shapes). dab
the sponge in the size and press onto paper. it’s up to you what kind
of pattern you want to make. random or repeated. have fun with it. it
dries clear (but slightly darker so you will know where the adhesive
is). set aside let dry.

2) when it’s dry (5-10 minutes) take your leaf and press onto the
size. the leaf will stick to it and you will be able to brush the
excess away. you can utilize the excess by brushing it onto your next
“adhesive shape”.

3) instead of ribbon i chose to use twine & twigs that i tipped with
gold. (repeat step 1 & 2)

4) when your paper is dry you’re ready to wrap you’re gift. tie a bow
with the twine and place your twigs in the center. you will have a
beautiful gift that the person you’re giving it to will feel guilty
for opening. (it’s ok, that just means you’ve done a good job.)

  1. Shannon says:


  2. homesteady says:

    it looks like metallic moss or lichen. lovely!

  3. Hussey says:

    Simply appreciating. It gives an appearance as if of a lichen or a metallic moss.

  4. Michelle says:

    I’m sorry but on the smaller box they look like bird poop to me. hahaha It might be just the lighting. Nice idea though.

  5. Yvonne says:

    It’s so natural and elegant! I’ve never used leaf before, but from what quick research I did, there are different types of sizes. What kind would you recommend?

  6. Charissa says:

    This is so beautiful – so glad I found this post! I am writing a blog about gift wrapping ( and it’s ideas like these that I am filing away for future inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Jackie says:

    Such an awesome idea! So glad I came across this list of beautiful wrapping paper that your post is on :)

  8. Jackie says:

    Whoops forgot to share the link of the list I found you on >


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