Black and White spots look great with a grosgrain ribbon.
Black and White using a satin ribbon and some journal paper for wrapping.
A belly band adds interest to any wrapping
Use the pleating technique when wrapping cylinder objects.
A bit of gltiz and glam.
Every Day our gift wrapping guru Vivienne, wraps up another present that is themed for the particular day. Here are the top five since we started our wrap of the day.
Sunday 28 June was Stay in Bed Day which is an annual fundraising and awareness initiative of the Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (AMDF). The day launched 6 years ago as a way to raise awareness of Mito - as it is known - in the community. The day was a play on words highlighting one of the many side effects of the disease - sufferers are simply not able to get out of bed. Our wrap is actually six wraps put together to form a bed ( bed head, bed, four pillow pouches).
This wrapping was to celebrate International Take Your Dog to Work Day. It's a day for employees and employers to welcome dogs into the workplace to promote the physical and mental health benefits of pet ownership. Now bringing a pet to work is not for every pet and every workplace - but if it does work for you it can be such fun.... Just like our fun wrap with the gorgeous Doggie tags. You can buy them here.
You only need small pieces of fabulous paper to make our next gift wrap soar! Set your kites against a brilliant blue sky and you're all set. We took our inspiration for today from Benjamin Franklin who on this day in 1752 flew a kite during a thunderstorm and collected a charge in a jar to demonstrate the electrical nature of lightening. We certainly don't advocate flying kites in a storm but we do love the majestic shape of the versatile and clever kite.
The inspiration from this wrap was drawn from the marvellous mojito and the flavours of Mexico. Why today 18 June? Because Vivienne was on a mojito march around Melbourne and meeting lots of marvellous people in the process. I'm also on a march to find the cutest gift tags in existence and these little cactus tags known as Wayne the Cactus certainly fit the bill.
The inspiration was International Fairy Day. This day falls during the holiday of Midsummer, which is associated with the summer solstice ( or winter solstice for Southern Hemisphere fairies). The solstice actually occurred yesterday, but the celebration extends a few days before and after. So push past all the princess paraphernalia out there and discover the beautiful art that surrounds the fairy.... It makes for a mystical magical look.
If you would like to learn about gift wrapping and how to make a gift pop (don't worry we start at the basic and go as fast or slow as you like), then you should sing up for our gift wrapping workshops. You can register online here