Category Archives: Gift Wrap + Packaging

Gift Them Memories with Artifact Uprising

November 3, 2016

Filed Under : Gift Wrap + Packaging - Paper Projects - Personal

I published a post earlier this week with a gift wrap idea, well, here’s the continuation of that.

wrapping with cork // anastasia marie

I’ve teamed up with Artifact Uprising again to bring you this post. Artifact Uprising has recently released the most adorable cork + brass stand to host your square prints and I’m here to gush all about it. I gifted one to my mama earlier this week along with a set of square prints of Henry growing up. I put dates on the back of each print so she can always know when the photo was taken. What I love most about square prints and the little stands that coordinate with them is your ability to swap out prints whenever you feel like it, no hassle. Whether it’s your favorite quote or a memorable snap, my bookshelf is happier with such a stand.

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My parents are undergoing a massive overhaul in their home right now, renovating just about everything on the first floor. Changing things up does make the space you spent years in making memories look very different, but my mama was so excited to unwrap the stand and square prints, adding that it was the perfect touch she needed to keep up with all that “something new” in their space, yet timeless memories of what has already happened there in order to make it a home. Let’s just say my home is enjoying the benefits of this cork + brass stand too.

artifact uprising cork stand and prints // anastasia marie

Gift Wrap: Vintage Flair

November 1, 2016

Filed Under : Gift Wrap + Packaging - Paper Projects

vintage flair gift wrap // anastasia marie

I’ll always be a fan of handmade paper. It could be because of its inconsistencies and unique features that make it one of a kind — and one of a kind is always good to gift. It could be because both sides of the paper are usable and therefore, wonderful to help coordinate stacked gifts without letting on that you used the same sheet. Let’s just say that handmade paper is a win-win. To recreate this look, here’s what you need:

Gift box
Handmade vintage style wrapping paper, double-sided
Antique bronze washi tape
Silk ribbon (I used 1/4″ champagne)
Round cork tag
Mini square gold foil card
Mini square glassine envelope

Scissors
Double-sided tape

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First, wrap the larger gift with the wrapping paper, using the more patterned side. Wrap the smaller gift with the opposite side. This helps keep the gifts coordinated with the same color scheme, but adds some depth. Secure the flaps with double-sided tape and place washi tape over the seams.

Stack the gifts and tie down with silk ribbon. I chose to do four loops for a tad bit more extravagance. Secure the cork tag. Lastly, slip your mini card into the envelope, seal with washi tape, and slide under the silk ribbon. Done!

PS: come back on Thursday to see what was inside this wrapped gift!

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Gift Wrap: Stack ‘Em High

August 23, 2016

Filed Under : Gift Wrap + Packaging - Paper Projects

pastel blue + ivory + gold gift wrap // via Anastasia Marie

You just might find this series of wrapped gifts familiar. Yup, that’s because I’ve been slowing blogging them over the last couple months. You can find links to each separate one below.

Wrapping gifts is such a thrill for me, but I’m also a fan of coordinating. This set of wrapped packages was for a friend’s baby shower and you’ll find elements that each gift shares: confetti and color scheme. The confetti was either on the wrapping paper, in the form of sequins, or cut from tissue paper.

Are you a fan of coordinating your stack of gifts? I do it every time. Seriously.

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Links to each gift wrap idea (from top to bottom):
One: Simple Sequins
Two: Tissue Confetti
Three: Cascading Sequins
Four: Get Glittered

Gift Wrap: Get Glittered

August 16, 2016

Filed Under : Gift Wrap + Packaging - Paper Projects

gift wrap: get glittered // ANASTASIA MARIE

When you don’t have an incredible amount of time to wrap up a gift, but you still want that statement, all you need to do is add one flashy piece. Today’s gift wrap idea is just that. Here’s the breakdown of what you need:

Gift box
Pastel polka dot paper in two different colors (found both these versions at Home Goods)
Gold glitter string
Gold glitter
Small wooden gift tag

ModPodge
Scissors
Double-sided tape

Start by applying ModPodge glue to one side of the wooden gift tag. Cover with glitter, shake off any excess, and let dry. Meanwhile, begin wrapping your gift with one of the wrapping papers you choose, securing with double-sided tape. Next, cut a skinny strip of paper from your second roll of wrapping paper, just enough to wrap around the middle once. Secure that with the tape as well. Next, wrap your box several times with the glitter string and tie with a knot on the backside. Once your glitter tag is dry, tie that onto the gift with more glitter string. Done!

Gift Wrap: Cascading Sequins

July 25, 2016

Filed Under : Gift Wrap + Packaging - Paper Projects

gift wrap: cascading sequins // ANASTASIA MARIE

Sequins can be really fun—especially when they dress up simple gift wrapping paper to make a gift stand out more. This wrapped gift for a friend of mine for her baby shower, and if you want to re-create this look, here’s the how-to and what you need:

Gift box
Gold kraft wrapping paper (found this one at Target a few years back)
White glitter string
Gold + iridescent white sequins

Tacky glue
Double-sided tape
Scissors

Wrap your gift box with the wrapping paper and secure with the double-sided tape. Next, apply dots of glue on top of the wrapped gift, starting from the top left corner and working your way down to the bottom right. Be as random as you’d like. Place one sequin on top of each glue dot, switching between gold and iridescent white as you go. If you feel like you need another round of glue dots and sequins, go ahead and fill in any gaps (I did that part an extra two times before I was satisfied!). Lastly, wrap the white glitter string around the box in the middle several times and secure on the backside with a small knot. And just like that, you’re done!

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