The holiday shopping season officially begins today! Have you started your shopping yet?! To help you creatively package your holiday finds, Vana Chupp from Le Papier Studio came up with some great ideas for gift wrapping with fabric for the latest issue of TPD Magazine. Here are some ideas from Vana….
Gift wrapping is something I enjoy doing especially when using my favorite papers and fabrics. You can get as creative as you like when it comes to gift wrapping. I am sure you already have a few creative ideas to call your own that were learned along the way or even passed down to you from previous generations. I love using a favorite handmade stamp to personalize my wrapping paper. Repurposed paper works great as it adds character to presents. My all time favorite is fabric gift wrapping, also known as furoshiki.
This eco-friendly way of wrapping gifts is great because you can give recycled, re-purposed fabrics a whole new and brilliant use.
Make sure you pick the items to be wrapped before cutting the fabric. The fabric has to be just the right size to create a perfect looking present. I like to mix various fabrics, decorative papers and twine or ribbon to create a layered look. Go for coordinating colors and designs – it will set the tone for a sophisticated packaging for your gifts. Once wrapped add trimmings and gift tags to your presents for a more personal touch.