Beautiful gift wrapping sends a message of thoughtfulness that is as important as the gift itself. The packaging on these pages is guaranteed to make a lasting impression, and can be created with a few deceptively simple techniques. We’ve included clever ideas for dressing up our useful food packaging, as well as creative approaches for turning ordinary gift boxes into elegant works of art.
Apply overlapping monogram transfers to 3x3-inch paper square. Cut slits at top and bottom along transfer edge. Feed decorative tape through slits and around box. To make rosette, pleat entire length of a 1 1/2-inch strip of paper. Open into circle and glue ends and center. Attach rosette, ribbon, and cut-out transfer to package with adhesive foam dots.
Stamp leaf from our leaf stamp set onto colored paper and cut out with craft scissors. Apply to box with an adhesive foam dot to add dimen- sion. Variation: While gift box is flat, stamp leaves directly onto all sides, overlapping folds and corners.
Peel and stick strips of decorative tape in a criss-cross pattern around box. Rubber stamp recipient’s name onto a food label, and attach with an adhesive foam dot.