holiday wrapping & packaging tutorial
{from two shades of pink}

by @according2kelly on November 26, 2013

for the entire month of november we will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season.

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so dust off your sewing machine, & head on over to skip to my lou for some fabulous sewing projects. rev up your mixers, & visit a southern fairytale for lots of edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes you definitely don’t want to miss.

today, our featured blogger is the fabulous jessica, the girl behind two shades of pink.

holiday wrapping & packaging tutorial

Happy Holidays sweet friends!  Today I am sharing with you a few of my favorite wrapping ideas I have come up with…some old and some new! My name is Jessica and I blog over at Two Shades of Pink where you can find inspiring diy ideas for the holidays, parties, and packaging.

 

 I truly love a pretty package.  It all started with my mom who wrapped such gorgeous gifts for as long as I can remember.  It made getting a gift that much more special.  I lost my mom a few months ago and this will be my first Christmas without her. Though I am still grieving, it makes my heart smile knowing she gave me a love for pretty packaging.
I am big time crushing on the Felt and Yarn for the colorful packaging above.  I will pretty much pom pom anything so putting a bunch of jumbo ones on a box and throwing some washi tape on there for a little something extra (and perfect for a sweet, merry message) was a must. :) I had such fun making these colorful and cozy packages using simple techniques like tying off a box with yarn and making a felt flower garland with a little flag taped on with washi tape.
The above packaging is a Red and Aqua theme. I created whimsical elements here like a lollipop using twine and a lollipop stick. I also glued flattened cupcake liners to make giant polka dots, made a pocket package with extra paper and lined the edge with ribbon. I played around making loopy yarn flowers with a pretty button and created cracker styled packages with shredded paper filler and pom poms for embellishment.
Pom Pom Washi Tags
Glue a lollipop stick to a pom pom and add some washi tape to make whimsical tags for your packages.  Here, I used coordinating colored paint chips to create pockets for the gifts.
 
Red and White Peppermint Elements
Here I used wrapping and tissue paper to decoupage a button, a wood bead and to wrap around a wooden spool.  I also made the cute little gift bag with silver grommets and put paper doilies as the filler. Or add a little lace flag to a toothpicks with a little bead glued on top.  Probably some of my favorite packaging. :)
Hope you enjoyed these packaging ideas and came away a little bit inspired today.
Thank you so much for having me Kelly!
Come on over and join Jessica at Two Shades of Pink for inspiring diy ideas to celebrate both the little and big moments of life. You will find great packaging ideasseasonal and holiday crafts, and great entertaining and party ideas.When she isn’t blogging or working on a project, Jessica enjoys spending loads of snuggle time with her handsome husband and two girls in west coast Florida. You can also find Jessica on PinterestFacebook, and Instagram.

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3 comments
tsasaki
tsasaki

Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.  I have pieces of yarn all over my table, at the moment, and thanks to you - I know exactly what I am going to do with them.  Thank you.  I am sorry about your mom, but she now inspires me too.  Hugs.

Stacia
Stacia

This is too, TOO adorable!!

Creative Raisins
Creative Raisins

You have inspired me to make my presents look pretty this year.  I love all the ideas

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