Easy Outer Space Creative Gift Wrapping Tutorial

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You know what makes a gift truly out of this world?  The way you wrap it.

Yeah, sorry, I couldn't resist such a bad pun.  But it really is stellar, right?  Right?  Ok, I'll stop now.

It all started with the space gift wrapping paper I taught you how to make in yesterday's post, for the Doctor Who themed gift packaging.  

But as I was wrapping up the book with the beautiful space paper, I had another idea for a really fast and easy way to accent the galactic gift wrap.

I went to my local Party City and picked up some bouncy balls and silver star garland.

I used some of the star garland to make a loopy, modern, spacey version of a gift bow.  Some of my loops were bigger, some smaller.  I didn't want them all to be the same size.  I secured the loops where my fingers pinched them together by wrapping the end of the wire around the gathered loops several times.

I looped more of the wired star garland around the present just like you would use a ribbon, and glued the cluster of looped star garland down. 

A little bit of hot glue was enough to nestle and stick the planet-like bouncy ball in the center of my celestial loops.

I loved bouncy balls when I was a kid, and I attached the ball with just a bit of hot glue that could easily be pulled off of the ball later, so it's kind of like giving two presents in one, too!  

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Nicole Wills, creator of Tikkido

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