One of the things we love about the holiday seasons around here is the fact that all things glittery and gold are not only acceptable but they are encouraged so we wanted to come up with some fun glitz and glam wrapping tips!
First, I mentioned the other day that I created two wrapping kits but I only showed the natural kit. This is my gold and glimmer kit:
Top left to bottom right: Glitter Paper, gold glitter ribbon, mini stars, wooden stars, gold paper clips, gold tree picks, gold tags from the dollar spot ( Target you just get me!), a gold sharpie, gold sequins elastic, golden pompoms, gold tulle, gold pine cones and striped cards from the dollar spot at Target. I plan on cutting those in to tag shapes.
1. One of my favorite things to do for gift toppers is to use Christmas tree fillers. You can buy them in almost any color or style and near Christmas they are always 50% off at Hobby lobby. So for less than a dollar you can buy a sprig of these gold branches and clip them apart to wrap 5 or 6 gifts. The beautiful velvet teal ribbon is from minted.com and the wrapping paper is just 2 dollars a roll at Michaels.
I also love to check out the mini tree section for small ornaments because they are the perfect size to use as a tag or topper. The gold star is from Target.
2. For this gift we just added a few white furry pompoms randomly with hot glue to kraft paper and tied it up with tulle. A bag of pompoms are really inexpensive in the kids section of a craft store. Compare that to the 15 dollars it costs to buy pompom paper from Anthropologie and you are saving tons!
3. Don’t forget the trimming section in your favorite fabric store. For this gift I used sequined elastic that I found on clearance at Joannes. I love it because the elastic makes it super easy to wrap around any gift. I added a foiled feather tag from Target’s dollar spot.
4. This gift kind of happened by accident. I wanted to spray some kraft paper with gold spray from Heidi Swapp but I went a little overboard and the paper wrinkled up. It looked nice and shiny but the paper was so wrinkly I couldn’t use it so I decided to turn it into a ruffle. I cut a strip of the paper and then pleated it back and forth.
The to give it more of a fabric texture I scrunched it up even more. Then I smoothed it out and taped it around the package with gold ribbon and a metal letter.
5.Glitter dipped- For this gift I wrapped the present in thick craft paper. The kind you use for shipping. Then I just painted on a very thin layer of modge podge and sprinkled glitter over the top. You could do it in any shape really but I liked a more geometric shape for this.
Then I just added glitter ribbon from Minted.com to finish it off. Martha Stewarts white gold is my favorite glitter and a perfect match to minteds silver glitter ribbon. I added a silver metal letter from American Crafts that I had sitting around from my scrapbooking days.
6. Washi Tape Banners- For the last gift we added banners we made by using gold wash tapes and folding them over themselves and cutting out a triangle at the bottom.
Lastly, every girl should know how to tie a classic tiffany bow. The kind that falls of the gift dramatically with one pull.
The “Tiffany Bow” isn’t hard to tie – but it’s a little challenging to shoot and explain – but here we go! First, there are several ways to do this – but this is my favorite and second, don’t cut your ribbon until the end – there’s not a science to measuring how much you’ll need.
1. Lay your ribbon across the top of the box, leaving a tail long enough to wrap around the box hanging off one side. Since I’m (ARG, here) right handed, I like the tail to be on the left side.
2. Wrap the spool of ribbon under and around the box, meeting at the top in the center, and pull each end (the tail and the spool) in opposite directions so they cross over each other.
3. Holding the “tail” end firmly, wrap the spool under the box, on the sides without ribbon.
4. Start a square knot (aka, like you’re starting to tie your shoes to hold the ribbon, adjusting the tail end if it looks like you’ll need more ribbon to make a bow.
5. Tie your bow and trim both ends evenly.
With one tug of a bow tail, the entire bow should easily fall off the box (ribbon materials can affect the “fall off” factor – for drama, use a fat satin ribbon!). Not only does this bow look amazing, but the flat bottom makes gifts easy to stack!