administrator 29 January 2013
We put a lot of thought into the presentation of our hampers here at Brizzie Baskets and we are very lucky to have the assistance of bow making contraptions, ribbons, wrap and cards for every occasion and of course our expert gift consultants. (Gift wrangling cellophane into a high wrap hamper is harder than it looks!)
However, as we all know, the simplest things in life are often the best and it is amazing how a little fun and funky gift wrapping can give any gift the ‘wow’ factor.
Our 'Wow' Factor Tips:
1. Highlight a Single Detail.
It may be a handmade bow, printed ribbon or an intricate gift card. Wrapping a gift is a little like applying make-up – focus on the lips or the eyes but never both!
2. Texturize – Think Outside The Square.
In the gift pictured we have used a slightly textured paper but you could try wrapping your next gift in cloth - Furoshiki Style. The added benefit of cloth is that it can be reused as a scarf or tea-towel.
3. Use Colour Wisely.
Always start with a theme in mind. Generally it is best to use one colour in varying tones or up to three complementary colours. If you are wrapping for a fun-loving friend choose one bold colour scheme and wrap each item in a different print to create a coordinated clashing effect. See our new Valentine’s Day gift, Love Keepsake boxes, for an idea of this.
4. Make The Most of What You’ve Got.
When wrapping our gift hampers we usually hide the sticky tape, but I recently came across this fantastic idea (from fellow Blogger 3@12) to use the sticky tape as a gift accent. Likewise if you don’t have gift wrap at home check out this fabulous Pinterest board for a multitude of ways to use everyday items such as wool yarn, buttons and brown paper to great advantage.
Incorporate a personalised touch to the wrapping. For example a good friend once made my daughter a little string of beads with her name on and attached to the wrapping of her gift. As a Libran, and a lover of pretty things, I tend to keep the beautiful and thoughtful gift accents - sometimes long after the gift.
Pictured: My dad's birthday present lovingly prepared by our experienced florist and expert cellophane wrangler - Rosie.