All photographs by Sarah Deragon from Portraits to the People
I had the immense privilege of attending a Holiday wrapping party recently at Brit + Co. Since it fit right in with our December book, Pretty Packages, I sprang at the chance! The party, hosted by Shutterfly, was fun from the very start with a cocoa and cider bar, snacks and sweets galore and tons of gorgeous, personalized photo projects from Shutterfly.
I honestly had no idea that their product line had such a range! My favorite item of the bunch was an acrylic block with my photo printed right on the back. It’s a gorgeous gift and I’m actually planning to get a few more for presents. Second, favorite? The ornaments! There are several glass ornament options (some with cool photoshop effects applied, others without). I got two for some very special people.
Anyways we learned some adorably creative ways to wrap and top our gifts from Brit + Co’s Roxie. My personal favorite was the fabric flowers she taught us to make (though mine was terrible). And I got some trés cute wrapping paper featuring Adam and I’s happy faces. But it made me think, how easy and fun would it be to host a wrapping party with your friends! It makes a usually long and lonesome task so much more fun. Especially with the addition of a hot cocoa bar and some fancy marshmallows. Mmmmm….
My favorite wrapping technique was a simple one. Wrap yarn or twine around your gift 3 to 5 times horizontally and tie it off. Then double knot 3 tassels of different colors (I chose shades of green) to the yarn so that they appear in a little bunch. Trim off the excess ends and admire your handy work. In the end it will look like this!
This post was made possible by Brit + Co and Shutterfly but all thoughts are my own