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Gift Wrap: Day 2

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Today’s theme is a good one!  I’ve chosen some styles that showcase Antique Elegance for this post (personally, my  favorite). I think anyone who appreciates treasures of the past, antiques, or just pretty things would enjoy receiving and gifting with these examples.  Enjoy!


JEWELS: Antique costume jewelry adds a beautiful and delicate touch when decorated atop neutral paper. Initially starting with a Kraft paper base, I then added elements of ribbon and thrifted jewelry to these gifts (don’t worry, these piece didn’t belong to my grandmother!). On the smallest gift, I added a delicate paper doily and ribbon to provide a subtle complement to the large beautiful cameo jewel. For the lighter jewelry (i.e. pearl strands), a piece of scotch tape should be used hold the loose ends together on the back of the gift. Secure the larger, heavier jewelry pieces to the paper with hot glue.


JAZZ AGE: I had found this black Gatsby-esque paper at a scrapbook store a few months ago and thought it would be perfect for this Jazz Age / Art Deco wrapping idea I had in mind. Since I only had one 11” x 11” piece I used it sparingly for accents on the white gift box and folded it into a paper fan the larger white gift. Using gold paper, I cut thin strips to give the appearance of gold ribbon for the larger gift. Mylar touches were added in various sizes, but overall, it was kept clean and fanciful, to perfect the Jazz Age look.


FLORALS: This sheet of floral ephemera was purchased from the same store that I found the traveling paper I used in my post yesterday. And similar to yesterday’s example, with paper like this, not each gift has to be completely covered in wrapping. As you can see, it looks just as beautiful incorporating select elements from the paper on top of a neutral base. For the small gift, I added a dried pink rose to provide a cohesive and beautiful floral ephemera scheme.

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DOILIES: I am quite a fan of doilies. I know I already jumped the gun on this idea in my jewels example, but I wanted to separately show that doilies can be added in a number of ways and alone, can be used to wrap presents as an alternative to paper. In the small mason jar, I wrapped my gift in a doily itself and then placed it in the jar. I added a portion of a paper doily to the outside and tied the jar with a mini peach ribbon.  I wrapped the larger gift in a fabric doily and tied the package at the top with a clear elastic to secure it.  To finish it off (and complement the mason jar), I wrapped a large peach ribbon around the package.  Beautiful and easy!  Enjoy!