Self Made: Aww, you shouldn’t have…

When you receive a party invitation, you take one look, and you know what to expect. Gift wrapping works the same way. It sets the tone, creates anticipation and prepares the receiver for what’s inside.

Imagine a gift with crumpled paper and tape all over, presented to you by a child. Don’t you love it already?! Then think about the gift that never got wrapped, but was handed to you in a bag with the words “I didn’t have time to wrap it, so here…” How do you feel about that?

And don’t tell anyone, but I believe that often a great wrapping job can save a so-so gift.

With only a week until Christmas, it’s time to wrap it up! The good, the bad and the ugly. Here are a couple ideas to get you going.

 

Photos: Charlotte Coffey

 

Above: With gift wrapping, as with interior design, I like mixing rough with polished.

Above: With gift wrapping, as with interior design, I like mixing rough with polished.

 

Above: Add some nature. Here I used Coffee berry twigs.

Above: Add some nature. Here I used Coffee Berry twigs and extra thick ribbon made of paper.

 

Above: Silk ribbon and craft paper – high and low.

Above: Silk ribbon and craft paper – high and low.

 

Above: A homemade gift tag is always a plus. This one is made from a standard tag with a few snowflake rubber stamps on it.

Above: A homemade gift tag is always a plus. This one is made from a standard tag with a few snowflakes rubber stamped on it. And twine. Love twine.

 

Above: Here's a little gift to go with the real gift.

Above: Here’s a little gift to go with the real gift.

About the Author:
Charlotte Coffey is the principal designer of Lotta Coffey Design & Interiors, and creates authentic, modern Scandinavian interiors in San Francisco, Marin County and the Wine Country. In her spare time, she enjoys eating, running and painting things white.


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