DIY Project: Winter Scene Painting Gift Toppers

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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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DIY Winter Scene Painting Gift Toppers 2

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  1. Sheela says:

    Wauw, that looks beautiful!

  2. Diane says:

    Brilliant! Great way to repurpose used Christmas cards too.

  3. cassie says:

    this is so cute, I think i’ll use this idea for the front of my scrap book, it has such a plan cover.
    Not anymore…
    thanks guys :)

  4. Lindsay says:

    What a great idea!

  5. rebecca mebane says:

    These look so beautiful! Great idea.

  6. Susansa says:

    This is so beautiful!!! Thank you I think I’ll really have fun wrapping this year.

  7. Candi says:

    Simply beautiful! Great idea.

  8. LilisKitchen says:

    This is such a clever idea I’m going to use it wrap a birthday present. I was looking for some inspiration.

  9. Kai says:

    OMG, I saw something entirely different when I first glanced at the pictures, before I read the description and instructions.
    I thought you were using small covered canvas with the pictures and ribbon around it using them as pictures on the walls.
    I love your idea, but I’m also going to use it as pictures on the walls. Perhaps seasonal specific.

  10. brittney says:

    @KAI I found this on Pintrest and thought something similar. I like the idea of wrapping paper, but I’d much rather have it has wall art.

  11. Kristine says:

    I know this is an old post but I didn’t see it before today. Beautiful! Can I ask you where the cutting mat is from – and in what size? I can only seem to find them in small sizes and not in this fine color :) BR,


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