Next time you’re at a party take notice of how many gifts are actually wrapped. I’ll bet you 99% of the gifts are given in gift bags. It makes little sense to me that we spend so much time, thought and money picking out the perfect gift then skip out on the rest of the process by throwing the gift in a generic, impersonal gift bag with a plume of tissue paper exploding out the top. Every good chef knows the presentation of the meal is just as important as the meal itself…same can be said for gift wrapping.
Last Friday I did an appearance on Studio 5 where I talked about how gift wrapping is becoming a lost art. I came up with several ideas on ways to wrap gifts that will make a big impression with supplies you might not normally expect.
The only time I think it’s okay to use gift bags is:
1. You have a gift that is an odd shape and hard to wrap.
2. You personalize the bag.
Here, I spray painted some bags and boxes with chalk board spray paint which you personalize by writing directly on them with chalk or a chalk marker.
I love the idea of collecting things that are pretty.
Every time I’m at the bakery I always get an extra box and keep it in my stash for use as a gift box.
The pink color is so great that I wouldn’t even cover it with paper
(unless you’re layering and leaving some of the box showing).
I also love using everyday things you’d find around your home to wrap gifts with.
I think the song actually goes, “brown paper packages tied up with string.” Oh well, These turquoise boxes “are a few of my favorite things”. I love that the color isn’t gender or event specific. You could give them to a friend, at a baby shower, for a wedding, etc. It feels so “Tiffany’s“.
Hey there! I’m Michelle; I’m an Passionate DIY’er and in constant pursuit of how to bring beauty to my house full of men (3 boys + 1 hubby). Stick around and see what I’ve got up my hard-working sleaves!