Gift Wrapping 101

October 01, 2013
Every year I gather presents and then sneak into my room for a top secret wrapping party. I absolutely L-O-V-E this part of the season. It’s so much fun to pick out papers and trims and even little treats to put on top. Plus, every year my mom pokes fun at me because I’ll make sure to stack the parcels juuust-so, trying to make it look like a catalog. What she doesn’t know is that I’m also shaking them to guess what’s inside!

Pom-Pom Party

Directions

  • 1 Start by wrapping a pink paper-wrapped box in natural ribbon. Then cut a length of bakers twine to layer on top.
  • 2 Tie the bakers twine in the back and cut any loose ends. Next, tuck a painted spoon under the criss-crossed bakers twine.
  • 3 Tie a pom pom onto the bakers twine and around the spoon to secure. Trim any loose ends. (Find the pom pom tutorial here)
Gift Wrapping 101
Gift Wrapping 101
Gift Wrapping 101
Gift Wrapping 101
Gift Wrapping 101

Pretty in Plaid

Directions

  • 1 Washi tape is another great way to perk up your holiday parcels, and can usually be found in the scrapbooking/craft section. I always keep tons of options on hand!
  • 2 Starting with a wrapped present, tape rows across the box.
  • 3 Don’t be afraid to mix colors! Washi tape has a nice sheer quality to it, so I like to make simple plaids with it.
  • 4 Keep layering the tape until you’re pleased with the results.
  • 5 Then put a pom pom on top!
Gift Wrapping 101
Gift Wrapping 101
Gift Wrapping 101
Gift Wrapping 101
Gift Wrapping 101

Berry Beautiful

Directions

  • 1 Wrap natural ribbon around a box and tie in the back.
  • 2 Layer strips of metallic and striped washi tape over the ribbon. Don’t be afraid to mix textures and materials!
  • 3 I like to use store-bought greenery to put on top of wrapped presents. Pull off a branch of berry-laden greenery.
  • 4 Wrap the end with metallic washi tape so that it’s not sharp.
  • 5 Tuck the branch into the center of a bow.
  • 6 Tie the loose ends of the bow on the back of the present.
Gift Wrapping 101
Gift Wrapping 101
Gift Wrapping 101
Gift Wrapping 101
Gift Wrapping 101
Gift Wrapping 101
Georgette couldn’t help but get involved!
Gift Wrapping 101
Gift Wrapping 101
Joanna Hawley