By KRISTIN LANGELOH
Creating beautiful packages is so much fun for me as I feel that the outside is as important as what’s inside. For the holidays, I usually have a theme each year. This year I am doing a nature/faux bois theme. Some of the materials I will be using are included in this column.
My first example is faux bois paper from Paper Source. You can also easily make your own by purchasing a wood graining tool, paint in whatever colors you want, and a roll of paper on Ebay.On Etsy, there are plenty of supplies such as wood slice tags, acorns, feather tags- the list is endless. I also made my own bird tags with some feathers and beads.You can also find many things outside that work well for creative packages.
The little box below is covered in velvet fabric and covered with moss, acorns, pinecones and feathers. I put a wrapped chocolate inside. These will make great place cards on Christmas Eve.
This is a simple gift with a peacock feather clip found at Joann fabrics.
Here’s a more traditional Christmas package–a crisp white box with a red ribbon and fresh evergreen sprig. The finishing touch is a tiny bell on the front.
Butterfly paper from World Market and a cute tag from Anthropologie make up this cute package that’s easy to do. The options are endless for fabulous gift wrapping ideas-and your recipients will always be delighted. Happy Holidays!
Kristin Langeloh is the Naples Herald’s designer columnist. She has a degree in fine arts and design from Michigan State University and has been practicing interior design for over 20 years. She has lived in Naples full time since 2007. She offers residential and commercial design, as well as event planning.