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.

Tour the Studio!

January 17, 2019

Filed Under : News

As promised (years later), I finally am ready to share photos of my studio with you! This is just a snippet; you will need to head to my Tour the Studio page to see all the details. I’m so grateful to my sweet friend Angela, who flew out from California just to snap photos because I just had to have her.



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.