Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wrap It Up

I had to wrap a gift recently and decided to get a bit creative. I normally put gifts in bags with different colour tissue paper and ribbon but this was for a special friend and i was feeling creative so i decided to use one of my many gift boxes.
I then added a piece of yellow tissue paper and the gift.
I then folded the tissue paper over the gift and closed the lid. Then I cut three pieces of three colours of ribbon to match the box and tied them in 2 bunches over the box.
Then I tied two pieces of ribbon in a bow and then folded a few of the other pieces over to make circles over the centre. My last touch was to add the 21st key and a cute birthday card, and it was done!
This was lots of fun for me to do, it looked great, and it took me 5 minutes to do. It was also SO affordable! The box cost me R10 (about $0.70c), the tissue paper cost me R0.50c (less than $0.05c) for the sheet (which I only used half of) and R15 (About $2) for the three rolls of ribbon, which can be used again and again. All it is about is looking around for the materials and keeping them aside for one day. Most of my pieces came from sales that i found years ago! That way you have the right tools when you need it. I hope this inspires you to give beautiful gifts, inside and out! Enjoy! xxx


CityGirl said...

What a lovely way to get creative with giving gifts! :)

Darlene said...

That looks so nice. I'll bet your friend felt extra special! Thanks for the follow. I'm following you back.

Mandi said...

That's so cute! I love wrapping gifts in a unique way, but I'll admit that most of the time I just throw it in a gift bag. This is very inspiring. :)

Happily following you from the Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop. I would love it if you would follow back. Stop on by and say hi!


cmyoung said...

How crafty! New follower...would love for you to follow me back :)

Jill said...

What a beautifully wrapped gift!

Thanks for visiting my blog - I'm following you back now!
Hope you have a lovely week!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success

zaylyn said...

I love the key idea! It's great New follwer from Wordless Wednesday. Hope you follow back.

Mommybug77 said...

nice job
new follower from a hop

Carolyn said...

Should I send you my address now so you can send this to me? ;) LOL Love it!

Thanks for the sweet comments yesterday, I really appreciate them! You're probably the first person to comment on my hair on my food blog--haha! Thank you! Its my natural color...hated it growing up, but learning to love it now. My kids also are redheads =)

I'm following you back now as well...hope you have a wonderful week! "See" ya soon!


Lovely Light said...

Thanks for visiting my blog; in a now a new follower as well! I'm in SA too (if you didn't figure that out!). I love being creative with gift wrapping- I get this from my mother. Your "about me" section says that you're creating a clothing line- where are you going to sell?

Grandma Bonnie said...

I love the creative idea.
New follower from Wordless Wednesday.
Hope you follow back.

The Paper Princess said...

Thanks for joining me at Create With Joy - I'm delighted to follow you back!

Have an awesome weekend!
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