Category Archives: Gift Wrap + Packaging

Gift Wrap: Beeswax + Seeds

March 27, 2019

Filed Under : Gift Wrap + Packaging

I do love the idea of using items that can be repurposed when gift wrapping. In this case, we’ve got seeded wrapping paper that can be planted, hand-dipped beeswax candles that can grace a future birthday cake, and the softest crinkle chiffon ribbon for this year’s fall wreath. It’s like winning again and again!


Things to grab:

• The usuals: scissors + tape
• Seeded wrapping paper (may be custom ordered in my Shop)
French vanilla crinkle chiffon ribbon
Hand-dipped beeswax candles


Seeded paper can be very stiff and difficult to work with when using it as gift wrap, but it’s so worth it knowing that the life it hosts can be enjoyed well after the party. The particular sheet I used is handmade in Nepal and available as a custom order in my Shop. The chiffon ribbon is new to my Shop (like last week new), so I suppose this is its formal introduction.

Now let’s talk about the candles. Those are just about the cutest little guys I’ve seen and I didn’t have the heart to actually use them once they arrived, so naturally, they joined my styling kit and later inspired this post.

Gift Wrap: Meyer Lemon

December 18, 2018

Filed Under : Gift Wrap + Packaging

During the holiday season, not every present is a Christmas present (we have three December birthdays in the family!) and it’s probably my most favorite “theme” of gift wrapping.

Things to grab:

• The usuals: scissors, double sided tape
• Gift box
• Gold polka dot paper (this one is Sugar Paper X Target from last year)
• Dried meyer lemon slices
Black french stripe cotton blend ribbon

FYI: those caramels are from The Caramel Jar and are to die for! I’m hooked.

Gift Wrap: Fallen Leaves

November 13, 2018

Filed Under : Gift Wrap + Packaging

My mama went hunting in my backyard to find these leaves for me and I was amazed at the colors she brought back. Sure, these photos are edited, but the colors on those leaves is not fake. So incredible.

Things to grab:

• The usuals: scissors, double sided tape
• Gift box
• A neutral leafy style wrapping paper
• Fallen leaves, preferably with some stem
Center line cotton ribbon

Wrap, tie, and slide those pretty leaves underneath. Nothing to it. Those bold hues will do all the work for you.

Gift Wrap: Leather + Eucalyptus

October 31, 2018

Filed Under : Gift Wrap + Packaging

I have recently started releasing a selection of laser cut + engraved items into my Shop, and the leather name tags just landed there today. To celebrate, I’ve created a fall-inspired gift wrap post for you!

Things to grab:

• The usuals: scissors, double sided tape
• Adhesive spray (I used the ModPodge brand)
• Metallic gold polka dot confetti wrapping paper (or something similar)
• Dried eucalyptus
Fine gold glitter
Copper rust velvet ribbon, 1/4″ width
Leather tag

After your present is wrapped and trimmed out with ribbon, cut your dried eucalyptus to size based off your wrapped gift’s size. Spray with the adhesive, and dust with the glitter. If you’d like, you can also use a sealer spray to limit the glitter shedding. Once it’s dry, tuck the eucalyptus underneath the ribbon and attached the leather tag.

Gift Wrap: Air Plant

October 10, 2018

Filed Under : Gift Wrap + Packaging

I love see-through wrapping paper, but it’s often times bypassed because the whole point of wrapping something up is to conceal what is underneath. I have purchased multiple sheets of such paper and even over here (where wrapping things is a weekly event) it collects dust too.

But let me tell you a secret. If you find yourself a box that’s pretty enough to not wrap, then wrap it anyways with the see-through paper. The layered effect is absolutely glorious!

Things to grab:
• The usuals: scissors, double sided tape
• See-through wrapping paper
I found this lace style one at Paper Source years ago.
• Pretty box
I chose cream colored handmade boxes with a gold glitter polka dot pattern. If you look closely enough, you’ll see the glitter popping out underneath the wrapping paper. So cool.
Metallic green line ribbon
• Small air plant
Can be sourced at most local nursery or even online. Mine are from Etsy.

After your present is wrapped and tied up with a bow, simply slide your air plant either underneath the ribbon, or if it’s too fluffy, add a dap of non-toxic washable glue to get it to stay. It won’t harm the plant and will wash away as needed.