Hi guys and gals! It really is Mandi here, from Making Nice in the Midwest. Discovering the best gift for my imaginative friends is really the tricky process. But after I’;ve identified the present, the entertaining actually commences! Present wrapping! I will be truthful, I do not place too much believed into present wrapping for Christmas presents, unless of course it truly is for a person who will appreciate it. It really is just too significantly work for an currently occupied time of year, so I just stick with basic wrapping and a bow. But for my close friends who are designers, wedding ceremony planners, and artists? They get the very good things.
This yr I imagined I would attempt out one thing especially decadent and wrapped a handful of special presents with stunning jewel toned lace fabric and coordinating satin ribbons. It wasn’;t the easiest wrapping occupation I’;ve ever done, so I’;ll share some suggestions I figured out along the way.
Tip #1: Use similar shade paper and lace. This keeps the overlapping layers of lace on the sides of the bundle from drawing also a lot attention. Otherwise, it can look a bit messy. If you currently have paper you like, bring a tiny square of it with you to the material retailer. Or, if you presently have scrap pieces of lace on hand, deliver people with you to buy wrapping paper.
Tip #2: Use straight pins to hold the lace in location. As you may possibly picture, tape does not stick also properly to lace. In reality, it really doesn’;t stick at all. So I would not recommend employing tape on the lace layer of wrapping. Alternatively, in which both side of the lace meets, use a straight pin to maintain the fabric collectively until the bow is place into spot.
Guidelines #3: Use a broad ribbon for a neater presentation. Make sure the overlaping lace is in line with exactly where the ribbon will be. It truly is beneficial, to preserve things searching tidy, to use a wider ribbon for this lace wrapping method. Right after the bow has been tied tightly, do not fail to remember to remove the straight pins, so your particular recipient is not stabbed whilst he or she opens the present! That would make this gift memorable for all the incorrect causes.
My favourite colour combo was the small gift with dark fuschia purple paper covered in scorching pink lace with a matching fuscia ribbon. I feel pink and red would be a fantastic color combo to try also! If you do not like the notion of acquiring lace fabric from the keep, you might attempt seeing if you can find some wonderful previous lace dresses or curtains at the thrift keep and do a small snip snip to the get correct size pieces you need to have.
Satisfied gift wrapping! -Mandi
Credits // Author and Photography: Mandi Johnson