Being a visual person half the fun for me is making the present look pretty. Even a gift card (which I
am never against giving or receiving, wink-wink) can be made special with a little extra effort in the wrapping department.
A pretty fabric ribbon, a handmade card, some bakers twine, plain brown craft paper, torn scraps of fabric or even a colorful clothespin can be all it takes to let someone know you care. I love it when someone says it's too pretty to open. That means I did my job in making them feel special.
I have gathered a few sweet and simple inspiration photos from my pretty packaging pinterest board to share with you and hopefully getting you thinking outside of the box.
Aren't those pretty? Wouldn't you just love being the lucky girl on the receiving end of one of those pretty packages?
Did you notice the modified egg carton and the cupcake liners? What about the snipped greenery and fresh flowers? I'll bet most of what's used here are things that you could find around your house right now. Are your wheels turning? I know mine are.
Here I used ordinary glassine bags to wrap the small things individually (because who doesn't like more to open?) and then inexpensive white tissue paper to gather them all together and topped it off with a pretty handmade tag.
I love being able to gather a few simple things, use a little imagination and create a beautiful, thought filled present for those special people in my life. Of course having all of your things gathered in one organized, pretty location makes gift giving even easier. I'll be sharing my favorite things to have at the ready in my gift wrap center with you soon.