Time to think outside the box (pun intended!). Done with your shopping? (Yeah, right!) For us, the actual present is only half of the gift. We believe, just like clothes, a present's wrapping speaks about who you are and expresses your love to the recipient. Remember when you were little how exciting it was (and still is!) to rip into that delicately folded paper? The wrapping, or unwrapping for that matter, is part of the experience. So don't just settle for a standard roll or (gasp!) curling ribbons. Unwind with twine (too much?)... what we're saying is, wrapping gifts up can be just as much fun.
Our favorite, go-to tools and techniques:
1. We're with Maria: brown paper packages are one of our favorite things too! We're big believers in craft paper: it's inexpensive with a rustic, chic appearance. Add stamps, cutouts (great tip at the website below), or leave it clean and let the ribbon do the talking. You can't go wrong!
|Learn more about this DIY wrapping idea at skyepennant.blogspot.com|
|Don't forget the doily! Image courtesy of http://www.lovevsdesign.com/blog|
|You're welcome. Image courtesy of http://bluepurpleandscarlett.com|
4. Try out different tags. Basic is beautiful, but we also heart the letterpress printed tags (below) we found from Kimberly FitzSimons. And how dear (and resourceful!) is that tag stamp?
Kimberly FitzSimons Holiday Letterpress Gift Tags available at http://www.dailysipstudios.com
5. Let your string sing (have you walked the Michael's ribbon aisle lately?). The possibilities are endless...
|Thick herringbone ribbon in a pop color is oh so elegant. Image and idea courtesy of lemondsandloafers.com|
|Wrapping with fabric. Image courtesy of http://www.thelateafternoon.com|
|Wrapping with fabric. Image courtesy of http://www.youaremyfave.com|
7. And don't forget the tape! Remember in the oldendays when people used to use clear?
|Washi Japanese Masking Tape available at markandgraham.com|