DIY Rainbow Paper Weave Gift Topper

A while ago I spied this amazing woven DIY gift topper on Using nothing but coloured paper, it’s possible to make this incredibly easy, bright and cheerful present topper!

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As my sister is a huge fan of colour – particularly rainbow colours, I decided to weave her one of these cute toppers to decorate the plain envelope containing her birthday present.

Back of envelope

How to make it

All you need is a few sheets of coloured paper (I used A4, although A3 would allow you to go round a larger present) and a guillotine. I used five colours, but you can use as many or as little as you like.

How to make

Start by cutting equal-sized strips of coloured paper on the guillotine. I used two 1cm strips of each colour, so 10x strips in total. Once cut, place 5 strips vertically in a line on a flat surface, and weave the remaining 5 strips horizonally into it following the same colour pattern – like so:


The idea is to go under, then over, then under, then over etc, and to alternate the pattern so that a different colour is on top for every other weave. For example, it will go red, orange, red, green, red.

Gift topper

My strips weren’t quite long enough to go around the whole envelope, so I simply folded the paper round the edges of the envelope and secured the ends in place with some double-sided tape.

It really is ridiculously easy to make, and makes a very colourful first impression!

Inspiration: DIY Wall Hanging

If you follow me on Pinterest you’ll know that I have a soft spot for interiors. As such, you can imagine my excitement when I came across these beautiful interior DIYs showing how to make your own wall hangings. Some are very intricate, but I’ll definitely give the basics a go – they look fab!

Wall Hanging

There are also a number of artists selling their wall-hanging wares on the likes of Etsy such as this Peach and Gold Leaf Tassel Mobile by FleurLux, or any and all handwoven tapestries by jujujust.

For full DIY tutorials, visit these blogs:

1. Love from Ginger, DIY Easy Macrame Wall Hanging | 2. Fall for DIY, Woven Wall Hanging | 3. Simply Grove, Cinco de Mayo DIY | 4. All Sorts of Pretty, Inexpensive and Large Art DIY Wall Hanging