You’ve bought the gift and have found a nice little box to pop it in but have no idea how to do the tissue bit. This is something I am always asked to cover on my gift wrapping workshops and when I trained the staff in Harrods recently, they were desperate to find a quicker way, so here’s help at hand…
You will need to find a box to house for product or gift and in this project I am using one from our Turquoise Gift Box Sets. I love this colour as it’s suited to any occasion or genre and the recipient will be able to use gift boxes again and again for storage.
You will need a sheet of tissue and some ribbon as we are going to give it a surprise bow detail inside
Firstly you need to measure the inside of the box (3 sides) with ribbon and then add about an extra 20cm for the bow. This will be enough ribbon to tie a single bow around the gift.
Place your cut length of ribbon inside the box
Fold your tissue so it is slightly narrower than the box. I keep the box at the side of the tissue as a visual guide (you will then measure the correct amount). Fold under any edges to give a polished finish.
Place the folded piece of tissue on top of the ribbon
Add another sheet(s) of tissue and scrunch it in to a cushion and place in the box.
In this case I have used a China Mug from Beverley Hewitt and ensuring there is plenty of padding around it
Fold the 2 sides in neatly. If the sides are too long you can cut them down or fold them under for a polished finish.
Even if you’re giving a small inexpensive gift, popping it in a gift box and following these easy steps will give it a luxurious finish and look like that you’ve spent a lot more on the purchase and thought.
Finally decorate your gift box to give it that really luxury element with inexpensive embellishments and Teal wired ribbons. The recipient will love it!
I am a huge fan of gift boxes as they’re so handy for storing nick nacks, make up and jewellery.
If you’re wrapping a large item such as a tea set, follow these instructions and add a band of paper around the large box to make it look more balanced.
I would love t hear what you are all wrapping, and my next post will be about my forthcoming ‘giftwrapped’ book!