6 Amazing Gift Toppers That Will Up Your Gift-Giving Game

Gift Topper Glittered Star
Alexandra Grablewski
With materials you probably have around your house, you and the kids can dress up every surprise under the tree (not counting Santa’s, of course!). Customize these techniques to suit the style of your special recipients.
Alexandra Grablewski
Alexandra Grablewski

Holly Berry Bow

What You'll Need: Yarn, cardstock, glue dots

What To Do:

1. To make the berry pom-poms, wrap yarn around three fingers 40 to 50 times. Slip off and tie tightly around the center, leaving the ends of the knot long. Snip the loops and trim evenly.

2. Cut out three paper holly-leaf shapes and fold to crease the center.

3. Attach leaves and berries to the package with glue dots and/or additional yarn.

Alexandra Grablewski
Alexandra Grablewski

Stacked Paper Fan

What You'll Need: Paper, double-sided tape

What To Do:

1.Cut four 2x2-inch squares, four 4x4-inch squares, and four 6x6-inch squares.

2. Working with one size of squares at a time, fold each into an accordion-style strip. Fold in half. Tape edges together to make a paper-fan shape.

3.Repeat with remaining two sizes. Stack the three fans, big to little, on the package, securing with tape.

Alexandra Grablewski
Alexandra Grablewski

Woven Paper

What You'll Need: Sparkly scrapbooking paper, double-sided tape

What To Do:

1. Cut thin strips of sparkly scrapbooking paper in complementary colors.

2. Weave to create a pretty grid; tape in place on the package.

Alexandra Grablewski
Alexandra Grablewski

Bow-Tie Bow

What You'll Need: Template, chalk pencil, felt, hot glue, glue dots

What To Do:

1. Print and cut out templates in the size you prefer. Use a white chalk pencil to trace onto felt (or pin paper template in place); cut out.

2. Fold ends of bow loop into the center point. Glue in place. Attach the center loop. Secure to the package with glue dots.

Alexandra Grablewski
Alexandra Grablewski

Burlap Bow

What You'll Need: 1-inch-wide burlap ribbon, hot glue, glue dots

What To Do: 

1. Cut the following strips of 1-inch-wide burlap ribbon: two 14-inch, one 11-inch, one 10-inch, two 8-inch, one 5-inch, and one 3-inch. Set the 3-inch piece aside. Shape each strip into a figure eight; hot-glue the ends.

2. Working from large to small, glue the centers of the loops together, alternating direction. Glue the ends of the 3-inch piece together to form a loop; glue into the center.

3. Adhere to package with glue dots.

Alexandra Grablewski
Alexandra Grablewski

Glittered Star

What You'll Need: 8x11-inch kraft paper, glue dots, mod podge, glitter

What To Do:

1. Cut paper into three 5½-inch squares. Fold each in half diagonally. Open so the crease runs vertically. 

2. Create a kite shape by bringing the outer corners in and up toward the center, aligning the edges with the center crease. 

3. Next, create a skinny diamond shape by bringing the outer corners in and down, aligning the top edges with the crease (a). Fold in half to make a large narrow triangle (b). Make two more triangles. 

4. Take two triangles and tuck one inside the other so the top points connect. Secure with glue dots. 

5. To make a star, secure the last triangle on top, brush on Mod Podge, and coat with glitter. 

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