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Gift-styling trend: Vintage Christmas

Are you more traditional? This Vintage Children’s Christmas DIY Christmas-Ball Gift Topper gift embellishment might be more your style!

Come Christmastime, everyone gets a little nostalgic for family activities such as trimming the tree. Channel a little of that warm-and-fuzzy feeling by decorating your gifts with ornaments.

This Christmas-ball gift topper takes just a couple minutes to put together, but we guarantee it will remain a keepsake for years to come. Continue reading (below) for the how-to.

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Happy gift-styling from the Scotch® Brand Team!


TIME NEEDED: Approximately 10 minutes

Scotch® Brand Supplies:


  • Clear Christmas ball with removable top (available at craft stores)
  • Tinsel garland
  • Wrapping paper
  • Coloured string or baker’s twine
  • Gift tag

17Plan and prep. Choose your colour scheme and your product.  If you would like to replicate the design we have featured in this project, simply refer to list above. This tutorial will assume you’ve selected these items.

Make your topper. Carefully remove the silver top from the clear ball and set aside. Start threading one end of the tinsel garland through the opening into the clear ball. Continue pushing the garland into the ball until it’s filled, then cut off any extra garland. Replace the silver top on the ball.
19Wrap your box. Using Scotch™ Precision Ultra Edge Scissors, cut your wrapping paper to size. Wrap the paper around the box and secure in place with your choice of tape: Scotch® GiftWrap Tape, Scotch® Double-Sided Tape or Scotch® Magic™ Tape. Test out each tape to find which one works best for the paper you are using. Scotch® GiftWrap Tape features a unique satin finish that disappears on most gift wrap papers. Scotch® Double-Sided Tape is coated with a permanent adhesive on both sides so it will be hidden between the layers of wrapping paper. Scotch® Magic™ Tape is the original matte-finish, invisible tape; it’s best for matte-finish wrapping papers.

Decorate your gift. Tie the coloured string around the wrapped box, and add a gift tag. To finish, tie on the tinsel-filled ball ornament. Your gift is ready for giving!
20EXPERT TIP: You can find these ornaments at many stores. You don’t have to use the exact ones, just get creative.

16Looking for more gift wrapping inspiration? Feel free to follow our good friend Corinna vanGerwen’s blog, Corinna Wraps. Corinna is an amazing gift stylist, and is the one who helped us create this project. Her blog is full of more expert gift wrapping tips to help you make your presents look spectacular.

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