The older I get, the more I appreciate the small things. Thoughtful gestures, kind words... the same goes for gift-wrapped packages. I love it when someone takes the time to wrap with simple yet special details. It becomes part of the gift!
My friend Stefanie at Brooklyn Limestone asked a few bloggers to participate in her Pretty Package series and provide inspiration for your holiday wrapping. I thought I'd go with something a bit homespun with old-school details and a dash of whimsy. Here's my Envelope Wrapped Gift with Notepaper Tag and DIY Washi Tape Decal (try saying that 3 times fast!):
First step is to create the decal. Here's a quick video on How To Make a DIY Washi Tape Decal:
Easy, right? You can customize the decal in so many ways... use different coloured washi to create a candy cane decal, use glitter washi for a star decal. Have fun with it!
Next, you wrap the gift to look like an envelope.
Almost done! Time to add the tag. I created these labels to look like lined paper. Click here to download the labels and print on any 4"x2" shipping label 10-per sheet (I used Avery #8163).
Finally, add the embellishments. I wrapped the gift with baker's twine and attached a greenery sprig with pretty floral washi tape. But basically, you can use whatever you have on hand. Wrap it with yarn or ribbon. Accessorize with a clipping from your garden or a leftover ornament. Simple details can look beautiful.
And that's it. This pretty package is ready for giving.
For more gift wrapping inspiration, click on through for 14 pretty package ideas from some talented and crafty bloggers.
Personalized Wrapping paper from Thistlewood Farms | Black Kraft Paper & Lights by Brooklyn Limestone | Chalk Marker gift by Life on Virginia Street | Wood Burned Gift Tags by Jen Woodhouse
And there's more!