I am a big believer in good packaging. I am a product marketer's dream. I've purchased many things simply because I loved the bottle or container it was in. Like buying a few bottles of coke when I could get a 24 pack of cans for the same price...
In the same spirit, I like to decorate my holiday gifts. For one, they look like a continuation of the Christmas tree decorations, but they also add to the gift giving fun.
I started by adding a small glitter dot sticker to the fabric brad.
Then I inserted the metal tabs of the brad into two of the holes of a slightly larger button.
Now fold the brad tabs down to secure them all together.
So cute! That might be cute in a little girls hair.
My gift tag is just a 1.5x3 inch piece of white paper. I stitched a line down one side with my sewing machine and then used a glue dot to attach the buttons. You could stop here and just use this for a gift tag. Especially for a smaller gift.
Secure the snowflake a little off center.
To make a bow with this thin raffia, you just take a long strip and fold it back and forth until you get two loops on each side.
Isn't that cute? This is why I love the raffia for gifts. Now all you have to do is use the long strands to tie on your gift tag.
I liked the gift plenty with just the gift tag, but I wanted to add one last thing. When I did the cake table for my nephew's first birthday, I had sewn a bunch of circles together to make the birthday sign. I thought I would do something like that again. Using a glue strip not only made sure the stitches won't come apart, but now I can glue it to the package.
I think adding the stitches makes it more "from Andrea".
I just love it. I made sure to wrap a gift to myself so I can keep one!
To: Andrea From: Yourself
If you live in Utah and you are interested in decorating your gifts, you should go to a Roberts craft store. They are, sadly, going out of business and everything in their stores is 40% off.