I have always loved using my hands. When I was young, I made my own jewellry. Then, I made my own scrapbooking. Later, came the sewing time… At Dubai, a few months ago, I was completely fond of sewing. This year, I am still taking sewing lessons once a week but I haven’t been very assiduous lately. That’s why I am still on my Rita skirt project started in June… No comments.
It’s obvious that I wanted to make my own gift packaging this year. Today, all the stores give gift boxes but I wanted to realize my own. It’s always better to do it by yourself when you have time.
Material (non exhaustive)
You will find all the required material at Cultura, Hema, Maisons du Monde, or Sostrene Grene. Sostrene Grene is a Scandinavian inspiration decoration store that has just opened at la Défense (1 passage de l’Arche). I went there for the first time last weekend and was very surprised by the wide range of products that are sold. The prices are very attractive too. For example, an origami vase only costs 3,5€ instead of about 20€ in regular stores (for the same size). However, I read on Internet that inventories are very limited and are quickly sold out (similar concept that fashion “fast fashion”), so don’t hesitate too much before buying something because you could not find it again next visit. I also advice you to go to scrapbooking stores for embellishments or haberdasheries for ribbons.
- Gift wraft, kraft paper – kraft paper at Cultura (1€ for 3m) or at Sostrene Grene (1,2€ the 5m),
- Baker Twin, string – Hema red baker twin and beige bought at Cultura,
- Ribbons – red check ribbon from Sostrene Grene (1,2€ for 3m),
- Masking tape or regular tape – Hema glitter masking tape (3€ the two 5m rolls) and MT gold spot masking tape bought at Cultura (3,5€ the roll),
- Card stock – I use scrapbooking sheets (about 1€ the 30x30cm sheet),
- Confetti – Maisons du Monde stars confetti (1,29€ the box),
- Eyelets – gold eyelets from the Mahé brand bought at Cultura (3,59€ the 100 eyelets),
- Puncher, eyelets puncher.
If you want your gifts to have a nice shape, put your presents in boxes before wrapping. It will be much easier and nicer!
Give free rein to your imagination. You can use ribbons, masking tapes and others embellishments. I deliberately chose to do something sober but you can of course add stickers to customize your gifts.
Start by forming the labels with a label-shape punch. Use a thick paper like card stock or scrapbooking paper. Then, punch the paper where you want to place the eyelet. The hole diameter shall correspond to your eyelet diameter. There are different eyelets’ sizes so be careful when buying your eyelet punch. You can use different kinds of eyelet punch like this one or this one which is more advanced. The second one is more appropriate (it is the kind of device I use).
I used simple eyelets but for more fantasy, you can use cute Christmas tree or star shape eyelets.
Envelopes are useful if you have concert tickets or a massage to offer. You can make your own envelopes in the paper of your choice by using this template I have found on Blue Marguerite blog. Then, add a few star shape confetti for the surprise effect!
Enjoy your end of week and, Xxx. Hope that this DIY gave you a few ideas.