Pinterest Picks: Gold Leaf Gift Tags, Sewn Pillow Boxes + More

A selection of gift wrapping ideas, inspiration and products, as discovered on Pinterest.

1. Calendars wrapped in glassine, secured with washi tape. From Satsuma Press. One simple strip of tape is such a nice detail.

2. Boxed rice cakes. Photo by Genevieve A. via Flickr. I love how precious these rice cakes are, packaged individually and then lined up in a box. I'm totally stealing this idea.

3. DIY machine-embroidered pillow boxes. By Lova Blåvarg on Sweet Paul. To be honest, I don't know if I'd be capable of making these (such detailed sewing!), but I love the sketchy result.

4. DIY gold leaf gift tags. By Lauren on the Thrifty Ginger. I'd recommend using cardstock instead of paper for these.

5. DIY bird favour box. By Maxine of Tulle Box Designs on Wedding Chicks. Personalize a plain truffle box with a shape punch and foil paper.

Visit my Gift Wrap and Packaging board on Pinterest for more ideas.

This Week on Pinterest


Gold-leaf gift tags, The Happy Home Pinterest Logo+ Gold-leaf gift tags (above). By Belinda on The Happy Home. Use double-sided tape and gold leaf to make these edgy, graphic gift tags.

+ Partial puzzle as gift topper. By Hilda Grahnat. Love the look of this. Assemble part of a puzzle with a nice image, then tuck under the bow atop a gift. There are no instructions here, but I would recommend taping the back of the puzzle so the pieces don't fall apart in transport. Or even use a sticker label to turn it into a gift tag. A great use for old puzzles that are missing pieces.

+ DIY hand-lettered gift box. By Aimee Strickland of madeinthefold on The Sweetest Occasion. The white handwriting across the whole top of the box takes place of both wrapping paper and gift tag.

+ Metallic papers with natural toppers. On Southern Living. The combination of metallic papers with natural toppers — bear grass, seeded eucalyptus flowers, elaeagnus leaves, and cotton bolls — is trés luxe. Very stunning.

+ DIY fabric-covered box. By Auksė on Sheepy Me. A very easy way to cover a box with fabric (no messy glue) — click through for instructions. Just remember to iron your fabric first.

Visit my Gift Wrap and Packaging Pinterest board for more ideas.