Archive for the ‘Gift Wrap 2011’ Category

Holiday Wrap Countdown #11

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011


Wrapped with: Silver wrapping paper
Tied with: Metallic silver embroidery floss
Topped with: A paper snowflake and a metal rim tag

I discovered this pretty solid silver wrap at the 99¢ Store. That’s right, an entire roll for 99¢!

If you have a stash of unused embroidery floss, why not use it to tie your packages? Use multiple strands together to make it more visible.

I created a template for this snowflake which you can download as a pdf right here. Metal rim tags are available at most office supply stores.

See all twelve wrap ideas for 2011 here.

Holiday Wrap Countdown #12

Monday, December 5th, 2011


I am counting down toward the holidays with twelve different ideas for gift wrapping. Stay tuned for more!

Wrapped with: Sheet music
Tied with: Torn strips of fabric
Topped with: A paper ornament and a paper tag

Keep an eye out for sheet music at thrift stores and garage sales.

Tearing fabric into ribbon strips is simple. Choose a lightweight woven fabric that does not stretch. Quilting fabrics work great. Make a small starter cut with a sharp pair of scissors along an edge of the fabric piece. Tear down from this cut; don’t be shy! You may need to iron the torn strips before tying them to packages.

To make simple tag that works for any occasion, cut a rectangle of paper and fold it in half. Write a “to and from” inside and attach it with double-sided tape.

See all twelve wrap ideas for 2011 here.

Holiday Wrap Ideas

Sunday, December 4th, 2011


In conjunction with the Creative Gift Wrapping Workshop that I’m presenting this week, I’d like to share a few ideas with you! Over the next several days I will post each of these Holiday wrap ideas with links and details for how to create them yourself.

Creative Gift Wrapping Workshop

Thursday, December 1st, 2011



The holidays are upon us! I will lead a free workshop next Tuesday evening on the topic of creative gift wrapping. If you are in the Santa Monica area, you are welcome to join me at the Fairview Branch Library. I will share some of my favorite tips and techniques and we will create a project using recycled materials. All tools and materials are provided.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
7pm – 8:30pm
Fairview Branch Library
2101 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404