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DIY Project: Winter Scene Painting Gift Toppers

by Grace Bonney

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I’m mining the Rijksmusuem’s collection again for the loveliest, snowiest winter scenes — perfect for another easy gift wrap idea. In fact, you may not even need to do any supply shopping to put this idea into action, and each package is literally a work of art. –Mandy Pellegrin

The full how-to continues after the jump!

-photo paper
-satin ribbon

-home printer
-craft knife
-cutting mat


1. Download and print out your favorite winter scene paintings from the Rijks Studio. I’ve rounded up over 40 beautiful works here. Size appropriately for your packages by adjusting the % scale in the print dialogue box or importing and resizing in a word processing program.

2. Trim each painting leaving a 1/4″ white border.

DIY Winter Scene Painting Gift Toppers - Step 2
DIY Winter Scene Painting Gift Toppers - Step 3

3. Cut slits just wider than your satin ribbon in the center-top and bottom of each painting.

DIY Winter Scene Painting Gift Toppers - Step 4

4. Slip the satin ribbon through the slits and wrap around your packages.

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