Showing posts with label gift wrap. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gift wrap. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Inkling: it’s a wrap – take two

Here’s another idea for holiday gift wrapping.

Plain white gift wrap is as versatile as brown kraft paper. You can use it for any occasion and transform the look with a few embellishments.

A single strand of mini pom poms and a crafted flower dress up this package. As with my first package, this look can be used for any occasion or for the upcoming holidays.

To make paper flowers, you simply cut out flower shapes. Layer them with the largest at the bottom and the smallest at the top. Poke a hole through all the flowers and add a button, berry or brad to secure. Gently curl the petal for a more natural look.

Plan ahead and make your embellishments in advance. The holidays can be hectic. If you wait until the last minute to wrap - and I’ve been there - you’ll be digging for last year’s gift bags to re-use.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Inkling: it’s a wrap

As we head into the holiday season, I wanted to share an idea for gift wrapping a package and making it look special.

This gift wrap can be used year round or enhanced with seasonal embellishments, like berries to give it a more holiday feel.

To gift wrap a package like this, all you need is brown kraft paper, string, tape and a twig. For the bird, I printed out an image I found online and cut it out. I had all the materials in my supply stash, so wrapping this package didn’t cost me any additional money.

(Updated 1/26/11) - Note: the source of the bird is an artist named Geninne Zlatkis.
Purchased gift bags are quick and easy but can add up. With a few items you have laying around, it only takes a few minutes to create a unique package.