There are many ways to add flare to your presents under the tree,
but we know one way that gets us excited for December 25th- adding greens! We love using a natural element to garnish our gifts, simple and extravagant. We have five different ways to amp up your wrapping game.
THE LOOSE TIE & TUCK
This is a simple way to make your gift look not only festive, but truly from the heart. You’ll need twine, or yarn, and a small piece of greenery (we used Cedar.) We also added berries for a pop of colour. By wrapping the twine unconventionally, on just one side of your gift, you are already getting a unique look. Then, simply tuck the desired greenery under the twine, allowing the twine to hold it in place. A guaranteed great gift!
Bringing food to a party, perhaps a treat tray? Not to worry, the simple addition of greens can take your dish from average, to outstanding! You’ll need a tin, some tissue, and a few stems of greens (we used Pine.) We simply tuck our greens into the gaps between. Having the tissue as a base also helps with holding everything into place. Impress your host this Christmas with this simple addition!
Sometimes the most charming looking gifts are the simplest. For this wrap you just need twine and a small bundle of greens (we used eucalyptus.) We loosely tied our twine in a bow and used the middle space for our bundle to tuck into, then tightening the bow keeps everything in place. The classic never goes out of style.
Making a tassel out of greens, instead of having a gift tag, can make a gift bag look thoughtful and much more festive. Simply take whatever stem you choose (we used Pine,) and wrap twine around the top. Once the twine has been wrapped, you can affix the end to the tassel with glue. Then taking another piece of twine, you can add the loop to place your tassel on your bag! CUTE!
Combining multiple elements of both the tassel and the loose tuck, this arrangement leaves room to use this for a consumable gift, a small gift, or really anything that can go into a brown paper bag. Using twine, greens (we used Seeded Eucalyptus and Ilex Berries,) and a hole punch, we were able to add our greens to our brown bags, making them festive and affordable. Plus, bringing an edible gift in a brown bag allows for the recipient to recycle, or compost the bag, instead of having to track down a dish.
until next time,