Paired with a yellow-and-white ribbon that picks up on the striped pattern of the paper, this gift is all sunshine and lemon drops...
...while a grey plaid and monogram make the stripes more masculine, like a tailored suit. (See below for how-to instructions.)
About the paper: The yellow striped paper is actually burger basket liners that I picked up for sale last fall from Crate & Barrel. Unfortunately they're only 12" square, so it limits the size of gift one can wrap in it. The grey plaid paper is a piece of Graham & Brown wallpaper; the pattern is Audrey in Charcoal.
How To: Two-Paper Gift Wrap
- Wrap the box in the first paper.
- Cut the second paper to fit around 1/3–1/2 of the box, with enough to fold over the end. Make sure you have a straight line along the edge that will be on the front of the box. If you can't cut a straight line, fold the edge.
- Stick a piece of double-sided tape along the centre of your straight edge. Place your wrapped box facedown so 1/3–1/2 sits on the second paper. The tape will hold the paper in place on the front.
- Wrap the second paper as usual, around the one end of the box.
- For the monogram, type a letter in your choice of font into a word document on your computer, then print it onto card-stock. Cut out the letter (I used a 1 1/4" hole punch), and attach to the front of the gift using a glue stick.