Oh for treat! Today's guest is Melissa Esplin! I am a huge fan of hers. She's got to be one of the most talented mamas in the state of Utah. I swear this girl can do everything! I adore her blog and the fact that we share a serious love for thrift shopping. I'm still hoping I can be more like her when I grow up.
P.S. Her calligraphy is to die for. Sometimes I practice and end up with crumpled paper balls up to my waist.
Hello! It's Melissa of I Still Love you (aka IS•LY pronounced /iz•lee/). I'm really excited to share with you a few of my gift wrapping tips today! I absolutely love it when a gift comes in an easily wrappable box or fits inside a box I have lying around the house! Boxes are just so much easier & prettier to decorate & wrap, don't you agree?
I wrapped this little gift with wrapping paper found at Walmart for $2.50, ribbon I found at the American Crafts Warehouse sale for $1, white cardstock I had on hand & (my personal favorite) sequin flocked paper courtesy of We R Memory Keepers. I'm more than a tad obsessed with calligraphy, so I labeled these presents with fancy cursive. If you don't have fancy cursive, but want a touch of elegance, download the free font England Hand & print out the names for your tags!
The gift I got for my sister, however, didn't come in a neatly wrappable box. Instead of a lumpy package, I snagged my fave silver scrapbook paper & sewed a little pouch. When my sewing machine works, it's super slick! Just a zip, zip & BOOM! You're done. For this wrapping I used ribbon & scrapbook paper found at the American Crafts Warehouse sale. The paper was something like 10¢ and the ribbon was $1. Again, for the tag I used white cardstock & sequin flocked paper. The tags on both gifts are oversized (so fun!) and just about make the gift topple over. I like that.
I also used clear return address labels as a decorative substitute for clear tape. I like how this looks, but I'd recommend using this on a simply patterned wrapping paper. If you'd like to use this same technique, check out the free download here. I hope this gives you a few ideas for gift wrapping this year!