Since I so enjoyed the gold confetti dot tags I made, I thought of another fun flair to add to other tags and presents– gold leaf. Gold leaf is just so fancy and glamorous, and it makes everything feel special. Of course I wanted to add that touch to my holiday gifts.
Recently I was shopping for my holiday gift-wrap, which is honestly one of my Christmas season highlights. I have the habit of filling up my online shopping cart to the brim, and then later paring it down to be a more manageable price. Some things I feel are totally worth the cost, like glossy satin ribbon. Other things just don’t make the cut.
I live in a decent sized space, but apartment living can be tight. Since we don’t have much storage space, I try to manage my possessions and fight away any hoarding tendencies. Even though I love to decorate for holidays, I try to keep most of my stuff generic so I can use it for multiple occasions, or cheap/recycled that I don’t mind getting rid of it. I can’t image storing Easter baskets year after year, so I’ve come up with other solutions. Last year I used a Mason jar to present a cute candy surprise. This year I jazzed up a plain gift bag to be Easter ready.
This past weekend I attended a beautiful baby shower for one of my co-workers. It was just a couple days after all of the shenanigans with George’s car accident so I was a little scattered. Fortunately, I had ordered my gifts in advance. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any appropriate wrapping material for the baby clothes. I didn’t have any suitable boxes, and all of my gift bags were the wrong design, like Christmas or bridal themed. Luckily I had a nice and sturdy gray J.Crew paper bag that I styled to make appropriate.
This weekend I had the opportunity to try a few more interesting wrapping ideas on gifts. I’m almost done with my Christmas list and have just a couple people left to shop for!
On this gift I tried a woven ribbon pattern. First, I cut all of the ribbons to reach the complete way around, for both the short and long directions. I secured all of one set, using double-sided tape to hold the ribbon down on the underside of the present. Then I wove the other direction of ribbon, and flipped over the gift to tape the pieces down. Cool, huh?
I just wanted to show off my mini clothespin on this gift, holding the tag to a piece of ribbon!