This way I do not have to invest in a new roll of wrapping paper for each occasion. I have an incredible stash of ribbons and trims left over from various projects or inherited from my mother. So I wrapped these two gifts up in brown craft paper and then went digging in my drawer for appropriate trims.
For the square package I used a ruffled gingham trim and rolled it around for a flower effect and basted the back of the circular layers to hold it together. I used a white paper doily first, then the pink grosgrain ribbon, then glued the rolled ruffled flower on top.
I love making Gift Tags!
For the second gift I started with the same pink grosgrain ribbon, I added some white cluny trim to each side of the ribbon, then so that it would coordinate with the other package I put a strip of gingham ribbon down the center. I glued all of these ribbons on with a bottle of plain craft glue - it all held together nicely.
I made the bow from the pink grosgrain with a new tool that my girlfriend Alicia, from AliciaDelano Designs, gave me! I love this little tool - It is called the Bow Easy. Here is a great link that shows how to use the Bow Easy and where to buy it - No Time to Stamp? Box and Bow Tutorial.
Again, I added a tag using bakers twine, white and pink gingham card stock and the same technique with the doily and cluster in the corner, but giving it a slightly different look.
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