I always feel bad when I receive a gift that’s wrapped up in lovely paper and I rip the paper to open the gift…all that beauty wasted.
When I give gifts I like to use pretty paper also but when I can, I like to wrap the gift in something that can be used again and is a bit of a gift itself. I was at the thrift store and saw a small vintage cedar box that said “Sisters are Forever”.
I thought this would be perfect for my sister’s birthday. I bought the box noting its size and then the challenge became what would fit INTO the box. I knew my sister loved her Starbuck’s and a gift card would be perfect. She also loves jewelry so I had a plan. It actually worked out perfectly as the jewelry box from Macy’s and the gift card were both the exact size for the box.
There was only one problem with my gift wrap….the location stamped on the front held no special meaning but this was easily covered up with a label that I wrote Happy Birthday 2012 on in silver Sharpie and Mod Podged to give it a more permanent look and feel.
I wrapped the gifts in some tissue and ribbon I had leftover from last month’s Birchbox delivery.
I tied a pink ribbon around the box and added some vintage millinery that I had purchased through Etsy a few years ago.
That was it. I am going to be on the lookout for more wrapping inspiration. What about you? Do you wrap your gifts in any special way?