Thursday 7 November 2019

A thrifty gift wrapping idea

Hello crafting pals!

While my daughter was with us last weekend, we showered her with gifts for her birthday! One of the things I gave her was a pair of pretty faceted black earrings. I had fun gift wrapping them! Come and see:

There are lots of thrift shops around here which sell items to raise money for charity. You can often find boxes or pots with lids and I think they make a great receptacle for small gifts. This pretty little lacquered box came from my local animal rescue charity shop. It cost 50p and just needed a clean up.

I cut a piece of Pool Party card stock a bit longer than the box, so that it would rest on the diagonal. I stamped it with flowers and leaves from Stampin' Up's Your Perfect Day (retired) and curved the corners with a corner rounder.

I added this lovely sentiment from Uniko's You Are Yes You stamp set before making two small holes with a punch and threading the earrings through.

I think this is such a pretty way to present jewellery, but the list of items you could present in this way is endless: sweets, money, vouchers, watches, ties, photos... There are so many different styles of box out there that you're sure to find something that will suit the personality of the recipient and you can handcraft your insert to coordinate - choosing the same colours or similar images.

Do let me know what you think in the comments below - and if you are inspired to gift wrap a present in this way, I'd love to see!

See you soon,


  1. Simply beautiful and helps a charity too! Win-win!

    Sarn xxx

    1. I know - AND you never know what you might find so it's exciting :)

  2. Love this idea! Can't wait to give it a go.

    1. Let me know what you find and how you use it Sue!


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