Gifted Boutique and Wrappery in Holly Springs offers an in-house wrapping service along with it’s adorable stock of gift items, stationery, accessories and women’s clothing. Who better than Gifted owner Wendy Parker to school us in Gift Wrapping 101?
Wendy’s Gift Wrapping 101
- Choose a paper that fits the job. Larger patterns like florals look great on big packages, but are overwhelming on smaller ones. Look for patterns with small elements like thin stripes, herringbone or polka dots for petite packages.
- Cut your paper to size. Oversize paper creates a lot of opportunities for flaws and is one of the biggest culprits for sloppy wrapping. For the neatest finish, cut the length of the paper long enough to overlap and allow a half-inch folded edge. Cut the sides about two-thirds of the way up your package. Your goal is just enough paper to cover the sides without having to do any awkward re-cutting.
- Tape is your best friend! Use tape to keep paper aligned, sides down and flaps securely closed. Use “invisible” or double sided tape for minimal visibility. Fold over ends and use double sided tape to create a finished, professional look. The ultimate goal is to see no tape, only your beautiful paper.
- Choose a ribbon or bow with some whimsy. Look for fun textures like grosgrain, or mix a pretty ribbon with different materials, such as twine or raffia to make it unique. Gifted Boutique and Wrappery uses tulle often because it is easy to tie, creates a fun look and travels well.
- Add an ornament, a pretty hang tag or a seasonal sprig of greenery to really make it special. Personalize gifts with a letter ornament or custom monogram tag.
Gifted Boutique and Wrappery
1112 Kentworth Drive, Holly Springs
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