Entries in diy gift wrap (16)

Wednesday
Dec042013

THE TWELVE DAYS OF HOLIDAY PACKAGES NO.2

On to Package No.2 of The Twelve Days of Holiday Packages! Two of my favorite things in the world are food and packaging. So it is probably no surprise that one of my favorite things to do is peruse the aisles of our local restaurant supply store for packaging inspiration. You can find so many things useful for wrapping gifts like food containers, waxed paper, and random food packaging products. I discovered the eco clamshell food containers years ago (and even used to sell them in my online shop) and love to use them to package sweet treats as well as regular gifts. They have a nice texture and are available in white or natural colors as well as a variety of sizes and shapes. If you don't have a restaurant supply store nearby also check out baking supply stores or online (here or here).

This is a simple packaging product that has an organic and minimal aesthetic with the textured food container, kraft gift tag, natural twine, and clear embossed label. I already mentioned my love of Dymo label makers and this is a perfect example of how you can use it to create beautiful packages.

 

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Tuesday
Dec032013

THE TWELVE DAYS OF HOLIDAY PACKAGES NO.1 

I had so much fun designing packaging ideas for The Twelve Days of Holiday Packages. I hope you find some inspiration and incorporate some of the ideas in to your own holiday packaging. Package No.1 was inspired by a walk I took with my boys. We found a sidewalk sprinkled with gold gingko leaves and my boys wanted to collect leaves and dry and press them at home. After several days underneath some of my heaviest books we had beautiful flat gingko leaves in the perfect shade of yellow. For this packaging project you can incorporate any type of leaf, just take a walk around the block and see what you find!

 

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Friday
Oct252013

SCALLOPED-CIRCLE GIFT WRAP FOR MARTHASTEWART.COM

I am excited to share with you a project I worked on for MarthaStewart.com. In case you have not checked out the new MarthaStewart.com, you should because it is filled with clever and beautiful craft projects and recipes. They asked four bloggers to use the Martha Stewart Crafts Circle Edge Punch to make some Pretty Punched Paper projects. I used the Circle-Edge Punch and the Eyelet Doily punch cartridge to create some fun packaging projects (you know how I love packaging!). I love the contrast between the delicate nature the paper doilies and the bold colors. You can read more about my Scalloped-Circle Gift Wrap projects here.

Photograph 1 & 3 by Bryan Gardner / Photograph 2 by Bonnie Tsang

Thursday
Jan102013

[WRAP] PACKAGE 021

PHOTOGRAPH BY SALLY J SHIM

I love paper punches. And although I tend to use my circle paper punches the most, I love this Martha Stewart doily lace deep edge punch. I've used it in the past to make paper chains, but this time I decided to use it as a band around a package. 

MATERIALS

1. Martha Stewart doily lace deep edge punch

2. White paper

3. Tape adhesive (this Scotch ATG adhesive applicator is my all-time favorite)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Punch out several doily laces, depending on size of package.

2. Adhere tape on ends of doily lace and wrap around package. If you need to connect several doily lace punches, keep adhering tapes on the ends of the paper punches.

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