Lexi Bridges here with you today to show you a few fun ways to dress up your gifts with Two Peas in a Bucket exclusive printables. There are so many different ones offered in the digital portion of the shop. Several of you have some of the printables anyway (and if not, go grab some!) so why not use them? Here are a few ideas of how to include them in your packaging this season.
I love wrapping gifts. Love it. But I really love it when I am gifting a pretty package to someone who gets it. You know, like a fellow crafter. So, do I wrap all my presents like this? NO way. My 8 and 5 year old boys could care less. But for a few special people, I try to take the wrapping up a notch and it's easy to do with the exclusive printables.
Probably the easiest way to go about it: take a printable and make it into a tag. Punch a hole, add some twine and done. Cheap tags you can print over and over for pennies a tag. But how about grabbing a circle or star punch and some glitter paper. Add that to your punched hole and now we're getting somewhere. Feeling extra crafty? Add a typed sentiment or a simple "to"/"from". If you have pretty handwriting you could doodle or add your own personal touch. I fail at pretty handwriting so typed it is for me.
A great way to jazz up a tag is to sew around the edge. It gives a more polished look and 'tis the season for all that shines, so why not add some metallic thread to your sewing machine and make your sewn border silver or gold? I'm kinda an embellishment hoarder (did I just admit that?) so adding a wood veneer star to the tie on your tag or a mini tree is unexpected and one way to use a few bits and pieces of product you may have laying around. And then there's glitter. Nothing says "merry everything" like glitter. I usually find something on a tag I can highlight, like the globe here, and use a coordinating color of glitter glue to add some sparkle.
Speaking of tags, one of my favorites is the "socks and underwear" printable from this set. Pure genius. I made it into a tag with the added glitter circle and popped it on a gift box with a giant handmade pom pom. Pom poms are easy to make and I love adding yarn to gifts this time of year. So cozy.
And again with the yarn! Wrap it around your gift and then break out your die cut machine and punches. Here I used my silhouette to cut a deer head and the circle printable from this set becomes his nose with a little foam adhesive. Rudolph never looked so good.
Speaking of punches, my star punch gets a workout this time of year. For this package, I took a cue from the word "shine" on this printable and backed it with gold paper. Simple enough, but I decided it needed a little packaging garland. Taking the star punch and dictionary paper I punched and sewed through the stars (with gold thread to emphasize the "shine") to create a little star garland…that I kinda want to take off this box and scrap with, but I'm going to resist. Oh, the wrapping paper? Plain brown paper with white mist splattered on it. I was going for a snow look.
Confetti & sequin pockets are poplar now and so easy to make. This uses clear packaging from a scrapbooking product, nothing fancy, with snowflake vellum and the jolly 2x2 printable. I threw in some sequins before sewing it all around with, you guessed it, gold thread. You know what would be cool here? Adding a gift card sewn inside of this tag. Printable sentiment on front, sequins floating around and gift card behind the vellum.
Finally, did you know there is a gift card holder ready for you to download and print as many as you need right in the shop? It's right here by Bananafish Studio and is the coolest thing. There are marks as to where to score it so in the end you have one side as the front, decorated here with some embellishments and another printable…
and on the back, a tag wrapping around, with a place for your card. I love adding the little twine to the tag and just held that down with a glue dot. I can see myself printing out several of these for teachers. Teachers like pretty packaged gift cards, right?
Obviously there are so many different ways to approach this, but I hope I have give you a few ideas to get your gift packaging creative juices flowing on ways to use the exclusive printables at Two Peas.