Wrapping Inspiration from Dunne With Style

You know how much we love our gift wrapping (and if you don’t, well we like it A LOT!), so to see a beautiful gift wrapping idea using our very own Dailylike washi tape, well that just sends us over the moon!

Last month the ever-lovely Sam Dunne of Dunne With Style shared this super easy, yet super awesome, watercolour wrapping paper idea, with cute little bunting made with Dandelion washi tape.

Watercolour Gift Wrapping by Dunne With Style

Wouldn’t it just make your day if you received a fabulously wrapped gift like this?

We love Sam’s gorgeous style and her unique approach to all things creative. If you ever need some honest, down-to-earth inspiration and advice, with a few delicious home recipes in between, then make sure you pop over to Sam’s Dunne With Style blog and benefit from the wisdom of this very lovely lady. She can help you with making no zip cushion covers, inspire you with positivity through her Monday Musing posts, plus Sam has a tasty thermomix adaptation of Jamie Oliver’s Tomato Ketchup recipe! Need we say more?

Hop to it!

With Easter weekend only 2 sleeps away it’s time to finish off your last minute crafty preparations in time for the Easter Bunny’s arrival! If you are still looking for that quick, easy, maximum cuteness addition to your Easter gifts then give these gorgeous Cotton Tail Bunnies a go.

Dailylike Easter Bunny Box by Dunne with Style

Created by Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style, they are the perfect bunny feature complete with little fluffy tail! You can click here for the full project and bunny template.

Project : Festive Wrap by Sam Dunne

Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike Australia

Christmas is my favourite time of year, the chance to gift wrap a whole lot of presents is like the icing on the cake for me.

I start by wrapping all of my presents in a neutral base paper (I have a weakness for brown paper) and then make a big pile of embellishments that way I can mix and match and try different layers and combinations. My favourite element of wrapping is texture and the mixture of paper and fabric is such a simple but effective contrast.

Here are a few tricks that I like to use to make my wrapping extra special.

Materials
Quarter Fabric Pack : Dear Linen
Fabric Sticker : Dear Linen – Grove
Cotton Ribbon : Leaf Line
Fabric Buttons : Wish Wish
Twine Bobbin : Beige

Fabric Ribbon
Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike AustraliaMake a small cut at the top of your fabric and then simply tear strips in a variety of widths to make your fabric ribbon.

Buttons
Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike AustraliaButtons are great way to add a pop of colour and some height to your wrap.

Fabric Sticker Rosette
Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike AustraliaCut a 1.5 inch strip lengthways from the fabric sticker sheet.
Concertina fold the strip (you can pre mark even intervals on the back if you need).
Peel back the adhesive from just the last fold and attach it to the first concertina fold to create a ring.
Press the centre to create your rosette and affix with a little glue.
Attach a button to the centre.
Use your fabric and cotton ribbon to layer up and create tails for the rosette.
Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike Australia

Herb Wreaths
Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike AustraliaCreate rings of herbs tied up with twine and embellish with a cute button.

There are so many wonderful combinations that you can create with just a few items. I hope this has inspired you for your Christmas wrapping this year.

Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike Australia

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style.

Project : Scalloped Lantern by Sam Dunne

Scalloped Lantern by Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style for Dailylike Australia

These paper lanterns are a quick and simple project and are perfect for paper lovers wanting to display their favourite prints and patterns.

Materials
Dailylike Collecting Paper Set – Between Snow to Flower
Paper lantern
Double sided tape
Paper punch (I used a 2” round)
Ribbon/twine/fishing line to hang

Instructions

Step 1.
Using your paper punch, cut out circles from your paper stack.
I used 4 different patterns and punched out 2 inch circles from 2 sheets of each pattern.

Step 2.
Using your double sided tape, stick your first circle to the lantern so it slightly overhangs the bottom.

Step 3.
Continue to tape down circles in a row around the lantern overlapping each time (overlap by about 1/3 of the circle).

Step 4.
When you have completed your first row, begin a second row above, overlapping the first row of circles by about 1/3 of the circle.

Scalloped Lantern by Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style for Dailylike Australia

Step 5.
Continue rows, changing your paper prints as desired.

Scalloped Lantern by Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style for Dailylike Australia

Step 6.
Once your lantern is complete hang with a piece of ribbon, twine or fishing line (I have used the Dailylike Cotton Ribbon Wreath design here).

Scalloped Lantern by Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style for Dailylike Australia

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style.

Project : Fabric Flower Accessories by Sam Dunne

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

As winter sets in and picking garden flowers for your hair becomes rare, adorn yourself with simple fabric flowers to make it feel like spring again. Experiment with different sized flowers and petal shapes and even mix and match the fabrics used in each petal, the garden grows no two flowers the same so why should you?!

Skill Level
Beginner

Materials
1 x Quarter Fabric Pack – First Love
1 x Fabric Sticker 2pk – Greeny
Scissors
Glue Gun
Brooch backs, hair clips, necklace base of choice

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

Instructions

Fabric Flowers

1. Make yourself a 5 petal flower template. The size of your template will be the final size of your flower.

2. Fold your fabric in half wrong sides facing in.

3. Trace and cut 5 of your flower template on the double fabric.

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

4. Place a dot of glue in between the two layers of each flower to hold them together.

5. Place a dot of glue in the centre of the front of 4 of the petals and fold the petals in half.

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

6. With the remaining petal, place a dot of glue in the centre and pinch all the petals up together.

7. Start layering the 4 folded petals in a cross fashion (as pictured) securing with a dot of glue each time.

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

8. Place a dot of glue in the centre of the flower and place the fifth petal in, press down to squish it amongst the other petals.

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

Fabric Leaves

1. Make yourself a leaf template.

2. Cut a piece of fabric sticker double the size of your template.

3. Trace the leaf onto one half of the fabric sticker.

4. Remove the backing and fold the fabric sticker in half so its now double sided.

5. Cut out your fabric sticker leaf.

6. Place a dot of glue at one end of the leaf and pinch the sides together at this end to give your leaf shape.

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

Affix your leaf (or leaves!) to the back of the flower with a bit of glue.

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

Attach your brooch back, hair pin or clip to the back of the flower.

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

Attach a cluster of flowers together onto a piece of fabric and sew or glue onto a necklace base.

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style.

Project : Wrap It by Sam Dunne

Dailylike Gift Wrapping by Dunne with Style

Receiving a well wrapped gift is (to me!) a gift in itself – give me gorgeous gift wrap and I’d be quite happy with an empty box!! Good looking gifts don’t have to be put in the ‘too hard’ basket though, with a few quick embellishments and my top tips you’ll have the art of gorgeous gifts all wrapped up.

My top tips for simple yet gorgeous gift wrap:

1. Colour combinations : Keep it simple
2. Prints : Mix them up
3. Texture : Is a must

The great news is that Dailylike has done all of the hard work for you in sticking to my top tips. Shop their ‘stories’ across products and you’ve got co-ordinated colour combinations and prints across a range of textures and elements.

Dailylike Gift Wrapping by Dunne with Style

Skill Level
Beginner

Materials
Dailylike Wrapping Paper – Daily Gray
Dailylike Wrapping Paper – Winter Forest
Dailylike Twine Bobbin – Deep Yellow
Dailylike Twine Bobbin – Gray
Dailylike Fabric Buttons – Petit

Embellish It

:: Paper tassels ::
Dailylike Paper Tassels

Cut a piece of paper double the width you want your finished tassel length:
Small tassel 3 inches x 4 inches
Large tassel 4 inches x 6 inches

Fold your paper in half.  Using scissors or a blade, cut at regular intervals leaving approx. ¼ inch uncut at the top (where the folded edge is).  Roll up your tassel and secure the end with double sided tape.

Dailylike Paper Tassels

Give it as much or as little ‘fluffing up’ as you desire.

:: Twine Poms ::
Dailylike Gift Wrap PomsDailylike Gift Wrap Poms

Use the twine pom tutorial from my Dailylike Easter project and add a few twigs for stems to create a bundle of pom blooms to your gifts.

:: Twine Tassels ::
Dailylike Gift Wrap Twine TasselsDailylike Gift Wrap Twine Tassels

Wrap your twine around something the width of your desired finished tassel length.  The more you wrap, the fuller your tassel will be.  I used the width of my 3 fingers and wrapped around 50 times.

Slide your bundle off and tie the top off with a second piece of twine.  Take another piece of twine and wrap around the bundle about ¼ inch from the top.

Cut the bottom of the loops and trim as desired.

Dailylike Gift Wrap Twine Tassels Tutorial:: Twine Bundles ::
Dailylike Gift Wrap Twine BundleDailylike Gift Wrap Twine Bundle

Wrap your twine around something the width of your desired finished bundle.  I used the width of my 2 fingers and wrapped around 15 times.

Slide your bundle off and tie the centre with a second piece of twine.

Affix button to the bundle centre with a piece of twine.  Gently pull the loops open and around the button.

Dailylike Gift Wrap Twine Bundle TutorialDailylike Gift Wrap Twine Bundle Tutorial

:: Buttons ::
Dailylike Gift Wrap Fabric ButtonsA few buttons and twine are the quickest cutest fool-proof embellishment, thread through and ta-dah!

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style.

Project : Zip Pouch with Frill by Sam Dunne

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill by Dunne with Style

There’s nothing more thoughtful than a handmade gift, so surprise your Mum this Mothers Day with a gift that is a step up from the days of making her paper chains and finger painted cards. This zip pouch is the perfect protector for an ipad, notebook and pen or even a travel make-up kit.  It is even keeping the contents of my Mary-Poppins-like handbag organised. Customise it to suit your Mum by choosing fabric that she’ll love from the huge Dailylike range.

Happy Mothers Day to all the Mums, and if your babies are a bit too little to whip you one up for Mothers Day (as mine are!) steal a few moments of the day and make one for yourself, you deserve it!

Skill Level
Intermediate

Materials
1 x Dailylike Quarter Pack – Wedding
1 x Dailylike Bias Tape Bobbin – Wedding
1 x Dress Zip 25cm

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill Materials

Prepare
Before you start sewing, cut your fabrics to the following sizes:
2 x pieces 29 x 23cm from print 1 (back and front of pouch)
2 x pieces 29 x 23cm from print 2 (lining)
1 x piece 55 x 12cm from print 3 (frill)

Instructions

Select one piece of fabric (print 1) and place facing up.  This will be your pouch front.  Lay the zip face down along the top edge of the front piece as per photo.

Place one piece of lining (print 2)  face down on top and pin together along the top edge.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 1

Sew along top edge as close to zip as possible.  If you have a zipper foot for your sewing machine, use it here, as it will allow you to sew closer to your zip.

Fold back lining, so that the front and lining are now back to back on one side of the zipper.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 2

Place your second piece of print 1 fabric face-up.  This will become the back-side of your pouch.  Lay the zip face down along the top edge of the back piece

Place the second piece of lining (print 2)  face down on top and pin together along the top edge.

Sew along top edge as close to zip as possible.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 3

Open up so that the front and lining are back to back on one side, and the back and lining are back to back on the other side of the zip.

Press with an iron.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 4

Sew 1/8” in from the zip along both sides.  This will attach the front and back to its respective lining.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 5

To make your frill, fold your piece of fabric (print 3)  in half along the long edge with right sides together.

Sew along the short edges.  Open up and press with an iron.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 6

Sew along the top (open) edge of the frill.  Increase your stitch length to 5.5, and sew a second line of stitching approximately 1/8” underneath the first line.  Make sure you do not knot/stop the thread at the start or finish of these rows otherwise your frill won’t gather!

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 7

Pick up the top threads only at one end and pull to create a gather. Gather enough so that the finished frill is 25cm long.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 8

Cut a piece of bias 31cm long.  Open up and lightly press.  Pin it to the front piece only (not the lining!), approximately 5cm below the zip.

Pin the frill so the top edge aligns with the centre of the bias.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 9

Sew along the frill.  Fold over the top of the bias and press with iron.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 10

Sew along the bias. I used a zigzag stitch reducing the width and length to 1 at the base of the bias, but you could use a straight stitch it you prefer.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 11

Open up the zip and lay flat so that the 2 pieces of lining are face-to-face and the front and back are face-to-face on the other side of the zip.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 12

Sew around all four edges leaving an opening of about 2” at the bottom of the lining side. Use the zipper start and end (where it opens and closes) as the guide for your seam allowance – it will be approximately ¾”.

Trim corners and any excess fabric in the seam allowance.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 13

Turn inside out through the opening in the lining.  Fold the seams in in the opening, press with iron and sew across the opening.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 14

Tuck the lining back into the pouch.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 15

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style.

Project : Cotton Tail Bunnies by Sam Dunne

Dailylike Cotton Tail Bunnies by Dunne with Style

For me Easter is all about family and the magic of the Easter bunny for the kids. So I wanted to create something simple enough that the kids could have a go at, but cute enough for the adults to enjoy them too! The Cotton Tail Bunnies Easter boxes make a great gifts or egg hunt boxes and the matching bunting will be the perfect backdrop to your family’s Easter table.

Skill level
Beginner. Child friendly!

:: Bunny Easter Boxes ::

Materials
1 x Fabric Stickers – Alley
1 x Small Gift Boxes – Floweret
1 x Twine Bobbin – Beige
Bunny template
Fork
Scissors
Glue or double-sided tape

Dailylike Easter Bunny Box Materials 1

Instructions

Cut out your bunny from the fabric sticker sheet. You can draw your own bunny design or use this template.

Step-1

To create the bunnie’s cotton tail, take a piece of twine (about the length of your fork) and drape in through the prongs of your fork vertically.  Wrap the twine around the fork until a thick bunch forms (I wrapped about 50 times).  Take the twine that you draped through the fork and wrap it around the bunch you have created and tie off in a knot.  Pull the bunch of twine off your fork.

Dailylike Easter Bunny Box Step 2

Cut across where the loops of twine have been created on both sides. Fluff up your pom and trim as required.

Dailylike Easter Bunny Box Step 3

Attach your Cotton Tail Pom to your bunny with glue or double sided tape.

Peel the backing off your bunny sticker and affix to the gift box.

Dailylike Easter Bunny Box by Dunne with Style

:: Easter Bunting ::

Materials
1 x Fabric Sticker – Alley
1 x Twine Bobbin – Beige
1 x Bias Tape – Alley
Bunny template
Coloured paper / book sheets
Fork
Scissors
Glue or double-sided tape

Dailylike Easter Bunny Box Materials 2

Cut your bunnies from the fabric sticker sheets.  Make and attach their cotton tails (see instructions above).

Cut pennant shaped flags from paper (I used vintage dictionary sheets – but you could also use coloured paper or Dailylike collecting papers) by cutting a triangle out of the bottom of a rectangle.

Peel the backing of your bunny sticker and affix to pennant flag.

Dailylike Easter Bunting Step 1

Sew the flags together using the bias tape.

Dailylike Easter Bunting Step 2

Dailylike Easter Bunting

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style.