Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Gift wrap ideas and inspirations

Festivals are the time for receiving and giving gifts!! My friend asked me a few days back if I could suggest some ideas to gift wrap sweets.. This made me thinking... hmmm how much do we love when we receive a beautifully hand wrapped gift.. we feel so special!! The fact that someone has gone lengths to make something with their hand for you makes the gift more precious!! I think thats what makes your gift stand apart from other gift!! 

It would be so great if we could wrap gifts which are professionally looking and at the same time are handmade and Eco friendly as well!!!!!

Let's look at some inspiring ideas ...

Indian style gift tags especially for Diwali. You can download them from here.
Add something original and different to your gifts. Make them look different and stylish among  all the mass produced gift wraps by other friends:). Cute owl and Christmas themed gift tags are bound to do just that!! Download them here!!

Gift wrapping for Diwali

    Wrap chocolates, sweets or dried fruits in a cellphone paper or use translucent fabric bags.. Tie them with a ribbon or lace..Place them in a  beautiful intricately cut glass jar..Wrap a Zari\Lurex Jacquard tape around it along with a golden tassel..Then attach a handmade gift tag to it!!

Gift wrapping

Another way to gift wrap your jars or bottles is to cover them with a pretty fabric and tie a Zari\Lurex Jacquard tape with handmade gift tags..I have used bandhani cloth for Diwali occasion..

                                                                                                                   Courtesy: Bugs and fishes
This lovely idea is from Laura's blog- Bugs and FishesBling up your Diwali gifts!!! The golden ribbons on a brown paper wrapping makes the package look so special..and also the gift tag is made with the strips of ribbon glued to a gift tag!! She shows us how to make the beautiul  gift wraps here.

                                                                                                Courtesy: BHG
Want to go for something simpler.. Place your gift in a woven rattan or cane box . Tie a ribbon around it and decorate it with fresh flowers!! For Diwali touch replace the rose with a marigold..

Courtesy: Bugs and Fishes

Another lovely one from Bugs and fishes.. The beautiful pompoms look so pretty on the brown paper wrapping .. The matching gift tag is absolutely gorgeous!! Check it here!!

Courtesy: Country Living
 I love this eco friendly and up cycled/recycled  gift wrap ..It is so smart.. Wrap the gift in a crisp newspaper. Check out the pretty over-sized  flower on the gift...I simply love it!!! You know what would look even prettier if you wrap it in a newspaper in another international language... !! See how to make the flower here.

Courtesy: Country living
This one will be a great gift wrap as well as a project for your kids.. Paint the wrapping paper with crayons..make this lovely flower with tissue paper.. See how to make it here!!

                                                                    Courtesy:Martha Stewart
Do you like these gift tags... You can download this sheet of lovely gift tags here!!

                                                                                           Courtesy: Container store
Do you want to know how to make different styles of bows ..get tips from the expert in packaging and gift wrapping? If the answer is yes ..the container store will answer all your queries from how to clear clutter before festivals/holidays to how to create professional-looking wrapped packages and handmade bows... Check out the container store here and download the pdf here.

I planning to make some Diwali gift tags I have illustrated for you guys..!!! So watch out for them!!!


Anonymous said...

Purnima!! well done on this post... simply loved it... I love love the newspaper idea.. and often try and get the girls to paint or colour news paper... and wrap kiddie gifts in them.. Using colourful magazines.. gives it a better look..

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Loved all those ideas Purnima ...nice post!

Candice Suter.....Sweetstuff said...

FANTASTIC! You have the greatest ideas. I am going to use some of these awesome and simple ideas. Can't wait to see your tags! Thanks Purnima!

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks Patty,Sanghamitra and Candy!!

Unknown said...

Great Post.Very useful.Totally going to use some of them.

Bugs and Fishes said...

Thanks for featuring my gift wrap ideas! :)

Sound Horn Please said...

This is such a useful post! Thanks Purnima. I've downloaded the gift tag sheet too..

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks Sumi and Soundhornpls!!!

@Laura: My pleasure!!!

Leigha said...

Beautiful gathering of gorgeous wrapping! Thanks for sharing such an inspirational post...


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Anonymous said...

I like the creative ways of presenting gifts and making them special. Nice post.

We are also trying to change the way people find a gift and make it special in India through our initiative+platform Giftingnation. Started just few days back

Will definitely get in touch with you for ideas


sumathi kalpana said...

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Diwali Snacks Gifts Chennai

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