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Gift Wrap Dos and Don’ts

 

These gorgeous wrapping papers by Mrs. John L. Strong have inspired me to get my wrapping done early this year!  I love their elegant and natural motifs!

Here are a few of my wrapping dos and don’ts:

-Do select a paper that is either a solid or has a pattern that is easy to line up.

-Don’t buy papers with stripes and lines as they can be tricky to keep in line when wrapping!

-Do use double stick tape and place the tape underneath the folds.

-Do set the mood to do your wrapping!  Gather your supplies, light a fire and play Christmas Carols or put on a favorite holiday classic film on the tv for some background inspiration.

-Don’t overthink the bow.  Simple bows in elegant satin ribbons are my favorite but sometimes I like to fancy up gift by including a sprig of rosemary, a silk flower, a broach or an ornament in the center of the bow.

-Do use high quality tools such as Gingher Sewing Scissors.  They are totally worth the investment and will last you a lifetime! You won’t believe how much easier it will make wrapping!

Check out my little “helper” below….

2 Comments

  1. Julie Wilson on December 9, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Inspired!

  2. Sandra Tackett on December 20, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Nice. Flowers can also be incredibility nice as part of the wrapping for Christmas gifts. Try!

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