Even if you think you can't paint, you can paint this sweet Valentine's gift box. And the materials, less than $5. [video]
1. Metallic lose-weave cotton ribbon (15 mm) in Fuchsia with Gold, $9 US per 3 yards, Studio Carta.
2. Gold hearts glassine treat bags, $5.50 per package of 12, Letter C Design.
3. Set of three heart rubber stamps, $40 US (also available individually), Paper Pastries.
4. Wolf Howling Hearts greeting card, $4.50 US, Lark Press.
5. Italian hand-marbled paper (20" x 28"), $12 per sheet, Luxe Paperie.
I just want to quickly share with you a gift I wrapped for my friend's bridal shower earlier this month. She's full of life, energy and fun, and white wedding-themed wrapping paper just didn't seem like the right way to go for her shower gift. (I wasn't the only one who thought so — there was very little white paper at the shower.)
Instead of white or silver, I used some brightly striped paper and some ribbons with paper hearts attached to the ends, which was inspired by her wedding invitation. Inside, I used tissue paper in the same colours and added confetti. The bride-to-be said the gift was so much fun to open — exactly the response I was hoping for!
I'm curious: How many of you stick to white/silver when wrapping wedding shower gifts, and who goes for more colour?
P.S. — I'd like to give a little shout out to one of my workshop students, who generously gave me the striped paper. When she moved into her place, she found several rolls of wrapping paper left by the former owners, who had also owned a store. These rolls aren't your average rolls — they're massive, with hundreds of metres of paper on each one. I honestly wouldn't have to buy wrapping paper for the rest of my life, but of course we know that won't happen. Thank you H.!
+ Gift wrapping and photography by Corinna vanGerwen
Decorate tags, cards and presents quickly and easily with heart stickers galore. $3 US per package of 48, Shop Sweet Lulu.
This wrapping paper features a collage of retro Valentine's cards, some of which I'm pretty sure I handed out in grade school. From Cavallini & Co.
Give more than a card this Valentine's; like, how about a little cloth bag such as this one filled with cinnamon hearts? Heart cloth bag with drawstring closure (4x6"), $10 US, We Love Citrus.
This adorable, retro-style paper is the sweetest wrapping for wee little loved ones. Each animal is partly made up of a heart. Valentine's Animals gift wrap, $2.50 US per sheet, Paper Source.
These patterned envelopes reminds me of my childhood, of drawing hearts with pencil crayons over and over. Pop a little love note or a tiny gift inside and seal with a kiss. Sweet Hearts envelopes (7 5/8" x 3 7/16"), $2.50 per set of 5 various colours, Omiyage.
Beautiful presents to start off your week.