touch of rosemary gift wrap // anastasia marie

This week’s gift wrap idea is bringing a bit of the outdoors in. I have these rosemary bushes growing alongside our house by the sidewalk that the city planted and they have not been taken care of. At all. They are half dead and I’m looking forward to reviving them. I was happy to find out it was rosemary. My desire to secretly get rid of them in the middle of night died and was replaced with a desire to bring them back to their glory days.

To recreate this gift wrapping, take a large piece of white paper. Grab some black paint, preferably in a bottle that you can squeeze small amounts out at a time. Find something that has a circular bottom. I chose another bottle of paint for this. Apply paint around the bottom of your circular find, but only on the edges. Then dab onto the paper and repeat until you get a nice pattern going. Let the paint fully dry.

Next, dab glue dots in a circle on the inside of each of your paint circles. Sprinkle a mix of fine gold glitter and chunky white glitter over the glue and let dry. Then use that sheet of paper to wrap your gift.

Once wrapped, wind some jute around the package and tie into a bow right down the middle. Add sprigs of rosemary with the buds still attached and a bright yellow corrugated gift tag (that’s coming to the shop real soon!). And you’re done!

touch of rosemary gift wrap // anastasia marie
touch of rosemary gift wrap // anastasia marie
touch of rosemary gift wrap // anastasia marie
touch of rosemary gift wrap // anastasia marie

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concrete jewelry

round necklace | painted concrete studs | concrete hair pins | concrete ring | gold edged concrete earrings | concrete cube necklace | concrete cuff links | raw concrete studs

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Okay, that’s it. I might want to start being a food styler now. A couple weeks ago I had to share the pin-worthy photos (and recipes) of Molly Yeh — and this week I have to share those from Eva Kosmas Flores. She’s a contributor for the next issue of Little Details Magazine and it was only when I was presented with the next issue to look over and finalize that I realized that she’s local to where I live. Talk about a small world! It’s wonderful to have such wonderful talent nearby.

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All photos via Eva Kosmas Flores’ blog.

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sean flanigan // custom card by anastasia marie

This custom card was created to thank Sean Flanigan of Fist Full of Bolts for being a great supporter. What were the requirements? We needed to somehow show Tacoma, Washington, the fact that he works at Fist Full of Bolts, as well as his love for the Tacoma Tigers. So we grouped them all together. Why not? Cut from 12 pieces of paper plus his logo printed on a T-shirt, Sean was born in paper.

sean flanigan // custom card by anastasia marie
sean flanigan // custom card by anastasia marie
sean flanigan // custom card by anastasia marie

See more of my custom cards here.

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You might have by now noticed my obsession with kraft and gold. Those two complement each other so well. You can never go wrong by wrapping with those two. Never ever.

gold tassel gift wrap // anastasia marie

All you need to recreate this look is a kraft box, some gold glitter twine and gold glitter string, a corrugated gift tag, and some gold glitter — and of course scissors and glue. To start, pump some glue into the grooves of the corrugated gift tag in varying heights. Pile on the glitter and let dry. To make the tassel, cut pieces of twine twice as long as what you’d like your finished tassel to be. Bundle them up and fold in half in the middle. Take a shorter piece of twine and tie all the bundle together, leaving a little loop up top. Wrap some extra twine around the kraft box and then string the finished tassel on. Attach the dried gift tag with some glitter string and you’re ready to roll.

gold tassel gift wrap // anastasia marie
gold tassel gift wrap // anastasia marie

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