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Real-Life Gifting : Maddie's Birthday
It's true that the Holiday season may be the biggest gift-wrapping time of year, but I've had one busy April – birthdays, bridal showers, milestone anniversaries, oh my! I thought it may be helpful to show a couple of the gift-wrapped goodies we created starting with this super fun, oddly shaped gift for an 8-year old girl using our oh-so-cute What A Hoot wrap:
Aimee is our resident "Paper Pizzazzer" (I just made that up, ha!) and I enlisted her expertise for sweet Maddie's crafty gift. I found this cool friendship bracelet kit, but was intimidated by it's unique shape. Aimee brainstormed a bit and came up with this truly distinctive design. Here's how it came together:
Tissue is a great way to begin with odd-shaped gifts because it's very forgiving and adds a bit of fun flair that is distracting in the best of ways. ;) Here, we laid out two sheets of blue tissue and taped them together under the gift so that we had a big enough piece to wrap up the box. Gather at the top and secure with ribbon, then tape up the sides neatly.
Next, I measured and cut a piece of wrap that was big enough to go around the width of the gift. Instead of cutting a straight edge off the top, we thought it would be fun to accentuate the scenery. So using an X-Acto knife, I cut around the various elements of the wrap (trees and birds) to create a dynamic edge.
We then folded the wrap around the tissued gift, and secured it with tape on the bottom and in the back. To finish, we tied on some ribbons – a bow of pretty pink grosgrain and a pop of purple curlys. Looks pretty good, right? :) It just needed one more thing...
To add a little more personality to Maddie's present, I penned her name all pretty on the back of one of our gift tags. I think she loved the present, but she went bonkers over this tag. :)
Here's the finished gift before we left for the party. It got a lot of ooohs and ahhhs, making this a proud representation of the fun work we do at TGWC.
We've got more Real-Life gifting ideas to share, so stay tuned!