Fancy Gift Wrap
Impress friends and family this
holiday season by ditching the wrapping paper for a
more personalized gift presentation. Creative packaging
can heighten suspense and make gift exchanges more memorable
and meaningful. The gifting experts at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM
suggest the following wrapping ideas that are guaranteed
to dazzle all those on your gift list!
Make reusable gift bags from silk, taffeta, burlap,
chintz or another fabric; or from dishtowels, doilies
or pillow cases. These are great for wrapping odd-shaped
or un-boxed items in a hurry.
Use colorful shoelaces, artificial rope pearls, leather
strips, vinyl cording, jump ropes, strips of netting,
paper twist, raffia, hemp rope, twine or yarn as creative
alternatives to ribbon when tying a package.
Mislead shakers and squeezers by adding marbles, bells,
weights or padding to your package before wrapping it.
Design your own gift-wrapping paper by splatter-painting,
rag-rolling, sponging or stenciling sheets or rolls
of plain-colored paper.
Use sheet music to wrap concert tickets or other small
gifts for the music lover.
Hide a small gift in a huge bouquet of flowers, a jar
of penny candy, a bucket of marbles, a box of chocolates
or a bag of popcorn.
Visit 1800flowers.com on the Web for unique gift ideas
and more holiday fun.
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