In spirit of the holiday’s I’d like to show you some ideas for gift wrapping. Even though everyone rips through the wrapping paper in 2 seconds, presentation is everything! And I love wrapping my presents in fun and inspiring colors with trimmings that I have laying around. The two wrapped gifts below were for the winners of the Ladies Night Out Challenge and I just had to take pictures before I sent them out because I loved the way they came out.
Materials for Gift Wrapping
The directions are pretty simple, just let you creative side run wild using trims and paper that you never thought you’d use to gift wrap! Happy Holidays!
Brittany’s Wrapped Gift
Laura’s Wrapped Gift
We’ve been feature in the December issue of Country Living Magazine. They show you how you can take M&J’s velvet and pleated trim to decorate gifts.
16mm Velvet Ribbon Dark Grey,Style# 02416 1
2” Pleated Velvet Ribbon Cardinal, Style # 40495 (1.800.9.mjtrim) 2
I love keeping planners and journals. And recently I bought a journal that opens from the middle but it was to plain for my liking so I decided to dress it up a bit. Frog closures have always reminded me of a vintage classic look. So I attached a frog closure to stretchable trim and it looks a lot more expensive than what I paid for and I love it. This is such a good idea for those on a budget gifts I will definitely be thinking about this around Christmas.
- Step 1: Measure the stretchable trim around the planner or book and cut
- Step 2: Sew one frog closure onto one end of the stretchable trim
- Step 3: Then sew the other closure on the other side of the trim
- Step 4 (Optional): Take your hot glue gun and glue the back of the stretchable trim to the back side of your planner or journal. This way if you want to unhook your closure you won’t lose or forget it.
- Step 5: And you’re finished, start writing!
Hello Holiday Lovers,
As part of our Holiday Season, we are creating DIY Holiday Gift Idea videos for your gift inspirations. Last week I took you on a tour in our NYC’s 5,000 sq ft showroom. This week Carlos and I show you how to apply an iron-on appliqué. A great gift for anyone on the holidays!
Click here for a list of materials
Tune in next week for a look that will have you chained to our website!
Happy Holidays, Blerona
Picking out your wedding favors is one of the many exciting part of planning your wedding. I think using some handmade favor boxes is a great way to give your guest a special little “Thank you”.
A fun idea for using favor boxes is setting up a bar filled with your favorite candies and confections. You can pick candies that coordinate with your wedding colors or ones that remind you of your childhood. Place the candies in pretty jars, vases or bowls and have the boxes on the side for your guests to fill at their leisure.
You can also use the boxes as seating cards. Write your guest’s name and table number on a little card and tuck or tie it on top of the favor box. The boxes can be placed on tables and your guest will be sure to enjoy opening up their little gift from you.
The favor boxes are very easy to make and can be personalized in a variety of ways. Stamp your monogram on the side, glue on a photo or tie them with a coordinating ribbon, topped with a cute button or flower.
You can fill the boxes with anything you like such as candies, cookies or candle. I find edible favors to be the most popular and most enjoyed by guests.