Inspired by yesterday’s inspiration palette, I wrapped up a little thank you present in tune with it. I wrapped it in my gold kraft paper, but used the opposite side for a more subtle look. Then I glued a mini translucent envelope on the top with a little thank you card inside and some hot pink confetti. Sealed it with two types of gold washi tape, and then added a little bit of gold washi tape on the sides and hot pink ribbon to finish it off.
I find myself unusually attracted to wrapped packages decked out with a paper flower on top. You might remember my fuchsia inspired one, which I believe was my first official gift wrap post in this new series. Inspired by yesterday’s inspiration palette of anemones and blackberries, this week’s gift wrap idea is all about paper anemones.
Each flower had five layers, two layers of petals in white and then a center with two layers of blue and a gold glitter brad glued on top for some fun. I used dried leaves as fillers and added a mauve satin ribbon to complete the look.
Wrapping gifts doesn’t have to be complicated, but sometimes it’s worth putting the extra effort into it. This is a similar gift wrap idea that I’ve had on the blog before, but with a fresh spin on it. (See the previous one here.) I’m really into organic things at the moment, so this is my ideal way of wrapping things up.
For this one, I wrapped the package with pinstriped kraft paper and jute. I then paired real greenery with ones cut from paper and tied those on top with the loose ends of the jute. I crumpled up some paper circles and made a string of berries that are often found on bushes. And for the finish, a tag was given gold squiggly lines with gold puff paint and taped onto the package.
Sometimes when you don’t have the time to wrap up a gift in wrapping paper, and you really don’t like gift bags, you could try a nice box instead. I’m a huge fan of kraft boxes and have them stocked up in my studio at all times for emergencies. Sometimes I like to gift spontaneously, and making a quick to Target just isn’t in the schedule. And wrapping these boxes up doesn’t take too much time. Because boxes are so structured, there’s no need to cover them up. For this gift, I taped the box shut with purple washi tape and tied a bow around it with purple bakers twine. I then stamped a huge heart on linen paper, placed that on top of the enveloped card, slipped it under the bakers twine, and pinned it to the box with a mini clothespin. Simple, yet adorable.
Some people have the misconception that all wrapped gifts need to be incredibly complex to look beautiful. I say, embrace simplicity. Often times, I don’t have the time to wrap up a gift with intricate details and either toss the gift into a gift bag or do something simple like what I’m showing you today.
Inspired by yesterday’s palette, first, wrap your gift in white paper or any other solid colored paper. Then wrap a tag in washi tape (the spunkier the pattern, the better). Secure the tag onto the package by looping ribbon through it and then wrapping that ribbon around the package a few times. Tie the loose ends of the ribbon underneath the tag to hide it. Easy as ever.