album wrapping tips for photographers

I’m sharing some tips for photographers on how to wrap albums over on the Pixellu blog. That means if you’re a photographer who offers albums to your clients, you should already be reading that blog post.

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gift wrap: itty flag // by ANASTASIA MARIE

This gift wrap idea is for you glitter lovers. To recreate this look, you’ll need the following supplies:

White wrapping paper
Chunky glitter (shown in iridescent)
Glitter tape (shown in lavender)
Wood pick

Double-sided tape
ModPodge (for paper)
Foam brush
Scissors
X-acto knife

As usual, start by wrapping your gift in the wrapping paper and seal with the double-sided tape. Using your foam brush, spread the glue in a wave like swooshes across the paper. Cover in the glitter, let sit for a bit, and then shake off the excess.

Cut a length of the glitter tape and fold over the wood pick. Trim the edge if you’re like for an extra touch. Take your knife and carefully cut two slits into the top of the wrapped gift. Use the knife’s edge to guide the flag pick through both slits, going under first and then over. And you’re done!

gift wrap: itty flag // by ANASTASIA MARIEgift wrap: itty flag // by ANASTASIA MARIE

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butterfly gift wrap // by ANASTASIA MARIE

Inspired by my last gift wrap post, the caterpillar, today I have butterflies for you. I wrapped up two baby shower presents for two sisters with this idea. Packaging supplies needed are listed below:

White patterned wrapping paper (the one I used was found at Paper Source)
Glitter twine
Pastel colored cardstock
Puff glue

Double-sided tape
Tacky glue
Scissors

Wrap your boxed gift with the wrapping and secure with the double-sided tape. Wind a few layers of the glitter twine around the package, securing with a knot on the backside of the package. Next, cut out a pretty butterfly silhouette. Bend the wings up to give it a bigger 3D effect. Using the puff glue, dot along the edges of the butterfly wings. Once that dries, use the tacky glue to secure the butterfly onto the package, putting glue only on the body of the butterfly (not the wings!) And you’re done!

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caterpillar baby shower gift wrap by ANASTASIA MARIE

Baby shower gift wrap is just way too much fun to do. You can get as whimsical and childlike as you want and no one will bat an eye. One of my friends is going to be a mama really soon and for her baby shower, I gave her a caterpillar wrapped gift. Packaging supplies needed are listed below:

Small kraft box (or larger if you have a larger gift, of course)
White polka dotted kraft wrapping paper (the one I used is from Target)
Mint green washi tape
Green glitter string
Mint green cardstock
Dull-point toothpick

Double-sided tape
1/8″ hole punch
Sharp fine tip scissors

Wrap your boxed gift in the wrapping paper, using double-sided tape to secure the flaps. A gift always looks cleaner if you hide the tape, thus why double-sided tape is my favorite. Add the washi tape across the flaps just for decorative style. Wind the glitter string around the box several times, secure the two loose ends, and trim. Once that bit is done, cut out a fun silhouette of a caterpillar from your green cardstock. Use your hole punch to create two small holes in the center of the caterpillar. Guide the toothpick through those holes. Figure out a good placement for the caterpillar, mark where the toothpick would insert into the top of the wrapped gift, and use the fine tip scissors to poke a small hole in that place. Insert the fully assembled caterpillar and you’re done.

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gift wrap: polka feather // anastasia marie

Remember my original feathered gift wrap post? Well, I’m recycling the paper feather for another gift wrap post because I love how paper feathers look on packages. Supplies needed:

White polka dot wrapping paper + tape (this paper was found at Target)
Translucent sleeve
Mini card
Mini glitter clothespin
White paper
Chunky glitter
Iridescent + white twine
Glitter glue

Start by making your glittered paper feather. Cut out a feather in a shape you prefer from the white paper; it can be super simple or more intricate like mine. Apply a line of glitter glue down the middle and cover with the chunky glitter. I personally love chunky glitter because it has more texture than fine glitter, but if you prefer yours fine, that’s perfectly fine.

While your feather is drying, begin wrapping your package in the polka dot paper and secure with double sided tape. We never want to see tape on a wrapped gift (unless it’s washi tape, of course). Using the twine, wrap it around your package a few times and secure in the back with a knot. Insert your card into the sleeve, slide it underneath the twine, and pin your paper feather onto the sleeve with a mini clothespin. I used the same color of glitter clothespin as the glitter on the feather, but if you want to play around with color, the power is in your hands!

gift wrap: polka feather // anastasia mariegift wrap: polka feather // anastasia marie

  • Nikki @ Tikkido

    Absolutely gorgeous! I’m a sucker for creative packaging and giftwrap ideas, and I’ve been going nuts pinning stuff from your blog! I’m delighted to have found you and can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

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