Holiday Gift Topper Tutorial
Posted on December 09 2020
DIY gift wrapping to personalize your presents!
Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a gift topper tutorial using Goldfaber Color Pencils. I have made a complete materials list for you.
Kraft cardstock, 8.5 x 11 inches
How a gift is wrapped adds so much joy to the gift itself. For this holiday season, let’s make some fun gift toppers to personalize the gifts.
You can use traditional symbols or create special one unique to your gift recipient for these gift toppers or mix both as I did. I chose a Dala horse, a dove and a mermaid.
Start by making light sketches of the designs using Grip 2001 Graphite Pencil - HB on thick kraft cardstock.
Color with the Goldfaber color pencils. I used White #101 for the horse. You’ll notice how richly the pencil covers the kraft surface. For the dove, I started with #115, #132 and #199. Feel free to choose non-traditional colors for your gift toppers.
Add details to the horse with #140 and #283, to the dove with #108, #126 and #131 and the mermaid with #115, #131 and #140. Leaving some Kraft cardstock to show through as a design element. Using Kraft cardstock as the foundation adds warmth to the pieces.
Finish coloring and erase pencil lines.
Cut the toppers out carefully with scissors. Create a variety of designs
In my next tutorial, I’ll share with you how I am personalizing my gift wraps this year to add a handmade touch to the holidays.