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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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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My sister got engaged this past weekend and we’re very excited for her and her fiancee. And that rock of hers? Swoon. I gave them a ring dish as an engagement present and wrapped it up in one sheet of tissue paper. I say this all the time and I don’t always abide by it, but gift wrapping doesn’t always have to be crazy in order to be beautiful. Sometimes, all you need is a pretty piece of tissue paper, some washi tape to seal it up, a yard of twine, and a fun tag. It’s affordable, it’s quick, and if you’re careful enough not to wrinkle the tissue too much, you can get a winner of a wrapped gift.

gift wrap with simple tissue via anastasia marie

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It’s been a while since I’ve done one of my gift wrapping idea posts. Once again, it’s not one of my own ideas, but I just had to share a concept that’s pretty much my life right now. With all the frenzy going on as we are just 3.5 weeks away from our baby’s due date, daily things have been getting simplified left and right in order to make room for all the baby things that still need to get done. Wrapping up gifts is certainly on that list. So if you find yourself short on time, an easy way to wrap up a gift really nice is to just add a fun tag. Keep the wrapping paper simple — keep the bow simple — but go crazy with the tag by making it a bold color, using a fun material like fabric or wood, adding a handmade touch by hand-lettering something, or use your favorite stamp. The possibilities are endless and the result is always perfect.

wrap it pretty

hand-lettered tag  |  bright colored tag  |  stamped tag  |  fun material tag

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