Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Just Say NO to BOWS! {BEAUTIFUL GIFT-WRAPPING}

Ladies and Gentlemen, the days of boring gift-wrapping are over. Just say NO to BOWS! Who knew gift-wrapping could be so much fun!?! I didn't.


I had originally bought a GIANT bow at Dollar Tree, thinking that it would do just fine. But as I pulled off the sticky tape from the back, I just couldn't bring myself to put it on the box. I knew there had to be a better way. So, I searched "gift-wrapping" in Pintrest....OH MERCY ME. (If you haven't done that yet, do it.)

I ended up doing THIS instead:

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and a close up....

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Everything I needed I already had on hand. Wrapping paper, ribbon, fabric strips, cute buttons, mesh stuff, beads/pearls, a gluegun/gluesticks and a crystal thing from Walmart. (It comes in a package of 20 or so in the craft/floral section).

You can do it, too! There are SO many possibilities! Now, get out your scraps and glue gun, put away the usual sticky-back bows and get creative!

For my tutorial on how to make the fabric rosettes on the gift, click HERE.

Now...how do I get this box through a 10 hour trip to Utah without it being destroyed??? Hmmmmmm. :/

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Linked up to:
Thrifty Decorating
Tatertots and Jello
Nifty Thrifty Things
Making the World Cuter
DIY Home Sweet Home

19 people leaving some love!:

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

I am in love....It's pretty tempting to just wrap up an empty box and hang it on the wall. Yeah, I like it that much! LOL!

Hope it makes it safely on your road trip!

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

Great idea!!

Angela said...

LOVE it! Thanks for sharing. It's all in the packaging :)

Lara said...

And the bow won't get squished! Did you put the rosettes on a pin or clip so they can be used as an accessory? Two gifts in one!

The Doodler said...

It looks way to pretty to open! Thanks for the fun tips and ideas and for becoming a follower of my blog! I'm happily following you now too!

Brie from darlingdoodles.blogspot.com

Beck said...

Love it! I've never really liked the big bows...I've gone for brown postal wrapping paper, and berries sprigs. So pretty. :)

{Trulie Scrumptious} said...

WHAT! Can you come wrap my baby shower gifts I need for this weekend... I'm in Utah so you can just come on over ;)

Vicki V @ blestnest.blogspot.com said...

Your fabric rosettes are some of the best I have seen, and one of these days I'm going to give it a "whirl!" Beautiful!

The Yoder's Four said...

Nat!!! That is so pretty! Only you could whip that up, and numerous headbands the night before you left for the wedding. You rock!!

Tiffany said...

thats so stinking cute!! thats some motivation for christmas!

Kathy said...

I love it!

Mary-Sweetwater Style said...

I love any idea for gift wrapping. These are so cute! I love the idea of putting it on a clip so some lucky girl has a new something for her hair!
Great post!

Stephanie said...

That is the cutest idea! I think I may do this for Christmas this year! How fun!

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

Thanks for linking this to Thrifty Thursday! :) I'm going to feature it tomorrow on my FB page! :)

Laura said...

Gorgeous. Such a sophisticated look.

Katherines Corner said...

what a lovely and personal touch! Hugs

Ashley@EisyMorgan said...

So beautiful, amazing job! I am going to be featuring you this week at my party!

Deborah March said...

Oh my GRACIOUS...how BEAUTIFUL!!

Deborah (happily visiting from
http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com)

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

what a beautiful way to wrap a gift! Thanks for linking this up to scrappy saturdays hope to see you back this weekend :) PS - you are going to be featured!