Here are a few ideas to get you started. First, set up a gift wrapping station. I have used glass vases and canisters to to store gift wrapping paper, ribbons, raffia, pens and shredded paper. Your guests can pick and choose different combinations to wrap their gifts for family and friends.
There are many ways to make a bow to attach to your gift, but I will share how I do it. First, I make a loop and gather the ribbon in between my thumb and forefinger.
Then I make a second loop and gather the ribbon again in between my thumb and forefinger.
I continue to make loops and gather the ribbon in the center. I like to twist the ribbon before a make a new loop.
I continue to make loops until the bow is the size I would like it to be. I like to have an odd number of loops on each side of the bow. Next, you will need to take a pipe cleaner or piece of raffia to secure the bow in the center. You can see I am using raffia to secure my bow.
I wrap the raffia around the bow a couple of times and then tie it in a knot. I like to leave the end of the raffia long because I will then tie the bow to the present.
I will now attach the bow to the present by looping the raffia around the ribbon and tie it in a knot.
You can see that I have attached the bow to the gift and that I have left the raffia ends long.
Next I have made another bow, but this time I use red raffia. Once I have made the red bow, I place it on top of the green bow. I use the green raffia to attach to red bow to the larger green bow. Then I gather red shredded paper in the center and secure it with the green raffia.
All that is left to do is to attach a gift card. You can see that I used labels from Office Max for my gift cards. They are cheap and a box contains around 500 labels. I have been using the same box for a few years.
I found these 3D stickers at Michael's for 40% off. I used some of the on my gift labels and to adorn some of the presents.
Most of the gift wrapping paper I have used has either come from Hobby Lobby or from Nashville Wraps. I ordered all of the Wraphia ribbon, floral ribbon and shredded paper from Nashville Wraps. I love that company! I usually receive my order within two days of placing my order! The large ric rac ribbon that you see on some of the packages came from May Arts.
There you have it! Now you can host your own gift wrapping party! If you don't have time this year, put it on your to-do list for next year!
Thanks for stopping by!
Our Southern Nest
PS- I would like to say "Thank You" to Kari over at UCreate Parties! She most graciously shared my post with her readers. I have mentioned her before and if you haven't visited her blogs you are missing out!