Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Wrap Your Mother's Day Gifts With Love!

Look 1: Wild Flowers

With Mother's Day fast approaching (it's on 30th March!) I thought I'd take some time to share some gift wrapping techniques with you. Hopefully, armed with my tips, you'll all be able to present your mums with beautifully wrapped gifts on Mother's Day, that express just how much you love them!

Over the next couple of weeks I'm going to guide you through how to create two different, but equally beautiful, looks. First up, is my Wild Flowers look (I'll be posting my Big, Bright Bows look next week!)

First Things First: Materials

No scrimping! Make sure you choose some good quality wrapping paper, that reflects your mum's taste. I chose to use my dill flower paper, which is from my own range, as my mum loves wild flowers and walking in the countryside. 

Next - choose some coordinating tags. I'm using gift tags from the same range as the paper, stamped with a delicate dill flower watermark. 

Finally, there is no sadder sight, in my book, than a present without a ribbon and bow! To go with the natural feel of the gift wrap I've chosen for my Wild Flowers look, I've used some rustic, fine hemp chord, rather than going for fancy ribbon. 

You will also need: scissors, and sticky tape (double-sided, or normal sellotape)

(All the materials I've used are available to purchase via my online store. The materials for this first look are available as a complete gift wrap set for just £2.25!

Let's Get Wrapping!

The most important thing to remember is we're after crisp edges and neat corners. If you've chosen a gift for your mum that is an irregular shape, you might want to consider placing it in a box with some shredded tissue, before attempting to wrap it!

Step 1. Measure your Paper

2. Cut your paper

3. Start Wrapping!

4. Finish Wrapping!

5. Measure your ribbon

6. Tie your ribbon

7. Create a Bow

8. Add the tag

Good luck with your wrapping; any questions please just leave a comment, and I'll try to help! Happy wrapping folks!

Sneak Peek of Next Week's Look: Big, Bright Bows!

I'll be posting my second wrapping tutorial next week, so watch this space!

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