So instead of getting the tape and wrapping paper out you might what to consider a couple of other options.
There is more to wrapping than wrapping paper! Below are just a few ways to give a beautifully wrapped gift - BT STYLE!
1. Think outside the gift box - look for a container that will be useful and pretty like a basket with a cover, shown in the first picture. Or how about a serving dish, like in the second picture. Look for a container that not only fits your gift items but also "fits" the theme of your gift. In the second picture, the serving dish is filled with kitchen goodies.
2. Next, think about your ribbon. You want it to coordinate with your container and be appropiate to the occasion. But, you don't have to necessarily use ribbon. For the second gift I used a kitchen towel as the ribbon. I love the graphics on the towels and how this was a perfect "ribbon" for these gifts. Note: this gift was wrapped in clear cellophane and you want it tp be securely tied at the top so I first tied it with thin rope and then added the kitchen towel.
3. Lastly, add something to your gift to give it personality! Again, choose something that goes with everything you have already put together. The 3 different ribbons in the first picture are bold and graphic so my something extra was a single sunflower that could hold it's own with this ribbon. In the middle picture, a simple thank you card with coordinating colors was the perfect extra especially because the towel kind of steals the show on this gift.
4. The last gift, which was a vintage tea cup along with a tin of gourmet loose leaf tea, is a perfect example of combining the right elements in gift packaging. It's hard to see the teacup but being vintage it was very pretty with soft floral details. So soft, pink, sheer ribbon was my choice. My little extra? A paper butterfly and a tag with vintage flowers and a special message. And, this gift had no container! The tea tin and teacup were too pretty to hide.