Thursday, November 11, 2010

All Wrapped Up & Ready To Go!

I love giving presents but I really love wrapping them!  I have always wanted my own gift wrapping business because it's so much fun making the outside look as good as what's inside the box!  I've always said, I don't care what's in the package, the wrapping is what's so much fun.  Here is a simple gift wrapping idea that I think will be great for the holidays even though the gifts pictured are wrapped in all occasion wrapping paper.  For those of you who have to mail packages and want them to arrive festive, this is the way to go!  No bows to worry about smashing and if you have to travel to your Christmas destination these packages stack wonderfully in your car.  I love monograms!  Everyone loves a personalized gift so why not package it personalized as well.  You begin by wrapping the package as you normally would but instead of sticking one of those pre-made bows on the box that will fall off a hundred times before you give the gift, print the recipient's monogram on a nice cardstock and cut it to the desired size.  Cut another piece of contrasting cardstock for your backing or "mat".  I used a corner punch on the first package to give it a feminine touch.  If you don't have a corner punch that's okay, cut the mat 1/2 inch larger than the monogram sheet.  That will give you a 1/4 inch border and using double sided tape mount the monogram onto the mat.  Wrap your ribbon around the package and then using the same double-sided tape, stick the monogram over the ribbon...and there you have it!  A simple, elegantly wrapped gift.  This is a great idea for wrapping gifts for men...they don't like bows anyway!  The one I have pictured here I didn't even put a mat on the back of the monogram.  I have used this idea to wrap wedding gifts and I use the last initial of the groom in the middle, the left the first initial of the bride and on the right the first initial of the groom.  You can use any font on your computer. These are "monogram fonts" that I purchased at http://www.fontbros.com/ and they are very reasonably priced! They are in the "Harold's Fonts" collection.  Another great thing about this is you don't have to use gift cards.  I usually enclose a card stating who the gift is from but you can also tape a calling card to the back.  Now have fun wrapping those Christmas gifts early and just stack them in your closet until the tree goes up!  If you have any questions, just email me at sweetteaandpearlsblog@gmail.com.  More gift wrapping ideas to come!!  ~Becky



                                                                                                                             

8 comments:

  1. Those are great looking! I am definitely going to try this on my next gift. :)

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  2. That is so cute, thanks for the idea! :)

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  3. So... is that a gift for Brice? He already spotted it! hahaha

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  4. These look amazing. I already refer to you as "Martha" haha.

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  5. Gorgeous wrapping! I know I am going to enjoy reading your blog!

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  6. Loving your blog! I will be reading more as the days go on! Thank you, a kindred spirit!

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  7. I'm with you on wrapping presents. Presentation is everything. These gifts are absolutely adorable. Thanks so much for sharing.

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