Today Bec from Clouds of Colour & Carly from Happy Little Kiwi & I have joined together to share some pretty & very easy gift wrapping ideas for you to try at home.

I had this beautiful paper from Sarbe – one of my favourite stationery retailers here on the Gold Coast that I really wanted to use.

My ideas originate from a simple paper box that I was taught to make when I was young. It only takes a couple of minutes to put together & you can use any type of paper to create it.

Click here for easy to follow instructions on how to make the box that I have used for the 3 gift wrapping ideas below.

DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas | The Little Leaf

DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas | The Little LeafDIY Gift Wrapping Ideas | The Little Leaf

I used a combination of coloured ribbon, strips of paper & lace to decorate the boxes above. I hope these ideas inspire you to get creative the next time you are gift giving. Make sure you pop over to Happy Little Kiwi & Clouds of Colour for more gift wrapping ideas.

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This week I have been working on this pink Ranunculus flower, I painted it with watercolour paint & sketched over top with a thin tipped black pen. I have had a few weeks off drawing & chose this pretty flower to get me back into the swing of things.

Ranunculus Flower | The Little Leaf

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I captured this beautiful photo from the inside of St Margarets Chapel a couple of weekends ago. In the photograph I love the light that’s shining in through the door & how beautiful the day is looking out.

St Margarets Chapel

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The Fairy Wren is a colourful & eye catching Bird that can be found in Australia & parts of New Guinea. I wanted to draw the Fairy Wren to capture all the blue tones that make it such a beautiful bird.

This little Fairy Wren is now available as an 8×10″ print from The Little Leaf Shop.

Australian Fairy Wren© The Little Leaf 2013

I have been working away on this New Zealand Bird – the Tui. It is a member of the Honeyeater family & enjoys the nectar from the New Zealand Flax when its flowering.

This Tui is now available as an 8×10″ print from The Little Leaf Shop.

Tui Drawing

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