I'm totally patting myself on the back today because I managed to accomplish both of these for once!
A few days ago,
Since the present (which I can't share here since she subscribes to the blog...don't want to spoil the surprise!) was homemade, I had no packaging for it. Ruh-roh!
Enter an adorable tutorial from Elyse Major of Tinkered Treasures in the April issue of Romantic Homes.
Elyse embellished simple paper sacks with cupcake/muffin liners and other sweet paper details. Here's a peek from her Facebook page of one of the bags she made. So cute, right?
|Photo by Elyse Major via Facebook|
I adapted her original idea to work for Sheila's present. Rather than a paper sack, I used a small plastic bag and a single Martha Stewart cupcake liner picked up this weekend from Michael's. (I'll have to show you guys the other liners in the pack--they are squeal-inducingly cute.)
I folded the edges of the liner so it would fit the width of the plastic bag. Using double-sided tape, I then attached the liner to the bag after putting the present inside. A homemade label-turned-sticker (thanks to my mother-in-law's Xyron) completed the wrapping job.
Now, I just need to get it in the mail so it can arrive in time for Sheila's birthday! :)
How do you like to creatively wrap presents? Do you have any tips for particular supplies to keep on hand to make pretty packaging easier?