Using traditional warli to cover up our gift wrapping mistakes!Considering the amount of gift wrapping we do, you may think that we never make mistakes with packaging. And, you would be wrong. Because we make errors all the time (we’re only human). One of the most common mistakes we make, is measuring the amount of paper we need incorrectly. It happened to us, so many times today. Maybe because my mind was actually on  Warli. So we thought – why not combine the two and cover up our packing errors with drawings? 

To those of who aren’t familiar with Warli. It’s an ethnic method of drawing still used in rural India. It was used as a method of recording stories and communicating, like hieroglyphics. I would definitely recommend reading up on them here, it’s really interesting.

Using traditional warli to cover up our gift wrapping mistakes!

Time: 1 hour

Budget: Low

Materials:

Using traditional warli to cover up our gift wrapping mistakes!

Steps for Warli Cover Ups:

  1. Wrap your present with the plain paper. If you’ve left a gap somewhere, measure it’s size. So, that you know how big a drawing is needed.
  2. Shade the back of your design with a dark pencil and trace it onto the brown paper.
  3. Color in the tracing with a thin black marker, adding details such as thin lines or block color as needed.
  4. Cut out the drawing, leaving a wide margin. If needed, add a border to the empty space & paste the cutout on top of the gap.

Using traditional warli to cover up our gift wrapping mistakes!

Tips:

  • If you’re not confident about drawing, you can take out a print out on thick paper and paste it on top of the gap.
  • Be patient while drawing the design. Mistakes tend to stand out a lot here.
  • Don’t use a pencil to draw the design, it won’t rub off and will shine through the drawing.
  • Try to use a design for reference if you’re new to Warli. It’s more difficult than it looks.

Using traditional warli to cover up our gift wrapping mistakes!

What do you think of our gift wrapping hack? I think it’s a little more difficult than something I would usually share. So, let me know if you like seeing such ideas.