Tired of the same ol' gift wrap? Let me show you how to put a creative spin on this year's holiday presents. No matter what holiday you celebrate, the same rule applies. Gift wrap is not your only option when presenting a gift. It's time to start thinking "outside the box"... literally!
|The perfect gift for an Anglophile. Here I found many Union Jack items, including a burlap textured covered box, English breakfast tea, a book on Kings & Queens and lots more (all courtesy of Marshall's/Homegoods)|
|Here, I added schnazzy ribbon and vintage horse show ribbons|
Tips & Tricks:
-Search for storage boxes that are covered in fabric
-Take a plain box and wrap the bottom and top in separate pieces. With this method, you will have a box that is preserved, and can be used year after year
-Look for baskets in many types of weaves to add variety to your repitoire. I favor covered baskets, because of the original touch it adds to a gift.
-To really make a splash, stack different sized baskets, using variations of weaves.
-Look for unique ribbon that compliments the basket, yet pops with color.
-Double up! I layer my ribbon, placing a thin ribbon on top of a thick ribbon. This gives the package depth and dimension. Sometimes a little dab of hot glue here and there will keep the layers in tact but is only necessary if it's giving you trouble.
-Get creative with a topper. I chose natural elements from my garden for some packages. I grow close to 1,000 hydrangea blooms each year. Cut dried, they have added great beauty to my gift packages. I spray them with metallic spray paint.
-Use leaves from your yard or the park and mist them with a splash of spray paint, dried flowers, artificial flowers or holiday pics.
-Each year follow a theme
-I had a local bar save me their old corks that I spray painted for New Year's Eve party decor. I also hot glued some to my gift packages and sprinkled some glitter in the wet paint.
|This gift was placed inside a beautiful fabric covered box.|