Summer has arrived! June is here! And there’s no doubt that love is in the air this time of year. Just thumb through your mail, and you’re sure to find no less than a handful of wedding and shower invitations, save the dates, birth announcements, and engagement cards.
What a fabulous social season this is! But it’s also one that comes with quite a few gift-giving obligations. So many events these days are tied to registries, which are convenient to be sure, but there is an element of creativity that has been lost. One super simple way to bring a little bit of fun and originality back into your gifting is to dress up the wrapping! I wanted to share a couple of my favorite quick, easy, and inexpensive wrapping ideas for any occasion
As you already know, I am a huge fan of garlands, banners, or anything even resembling something of the sort. Clotheslines are just an “everyday” version of banners, in my opinion, so I love to incorporate a new take on them whenever possible. The simplicity is beautiful and can be adapted in so many ways!
Here I wrapped my box in brown kraft paper and chose a chic black-and-white baker’s twine with micro-mini unfinished clothespins. Being June, I have weddings on the brain, so I opted for a photo timeline showcasing a few important milestones.
If you don’t have a ton of personal photos of the future Mr. and Mrs., remember that you can easily pull from their public Facebook albums. You can also incorporate initials, numbers, special dates, miniature postcards from the couple’s home cities or honeymoon destinations, their favorite teams’ logos, and other sentimental items. Get creative with it!
I had originally planned to hand-letter a phrase or name but opted at the last minute to stamp the wedding date in classic type with black ink. I love the vintage feel of it, especially the faint outlines from the edges of the rubber stamps.
A great adaptation of this would be a graduation gift featuring yearly school photos of the student and their class year stamped at the bottom. You can use the clothesline method for literally any holiday or event!
Another fun way to wrap a gift, especially for spring and summer, is a moss and floral combo. Peel-and-stick moss mats are one of my go-to products and can be used for so many different DIYs!
For this gift, wrap your box just as you would with normal wrapping paper. Remember, though, that you only get one shot at placement due to the adhesive back of the moss mat. Dress your gift with anything you can think of!
I used a simple jute twine tie accented with artificial floral stems in the colors of a “garden party” bridal shower that I will be attending later this month. I had toyed with the idea of adding a small fawn painted gold but decided against it in the end. Feel free to add whatever your heart desires, though! Choosing flowers and other items corresponding with the season (acorns, for example) lets you use this technique year-round. Real floral stems look gorgeous as well if your timeline allows.
I could go on forever when it comes to gift-wrapping, particularly when the holidays arrive! In the meantime, though, I hope you enjoy these ideas and are inspired to think outside the box (literally) with your gifting this summer!
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