Why do you need a more eco-friendly wrapping paper? Find out from our founder Sara Smith

Why do you need a more eco-friendly wrapping paper? Find out from our founder Sara Smith

June 11, 2018


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2018 Earth Day Design Contest: Three Cheers for the Winners

2018 Earth Day Design Contest: Three Cheers for the Winners

April 30, 2018


Presenting our 2018 Earth Day Design Contest winners! We received a record 63 entries from artists as far off as Australia, Ukraine, and India. From among the amazing field of skilled design work, winners had to be chosen. Our discerning audience completed the task by casting close to 700 ballots. Here are the results...

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First Impressions + Tuxedo Pleat Gift Wrapping, Pt. 2

First Impressions + Tuxedo Pleat Gift Wrapping, Pt. 2

March 29, 2018


It takes a split second to form an opinion, so why hand someone a gift in an ugly package? Explore the psychology of why beautiful gift wrapping matters, then tackle this easy-to-use Paper Guru x Wrappily video tutorial to up your wrap game.

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Gift Wrapping With Tuxedo Pleats

Gift Wrapping With Tuxedo Pleats

March 09, 2018


Bookmark this tutorial, you'll reference it well into the future. Professional gift wrapper Shiho Masuda shares step-by-step instruction for how to wrap a box like a pro, then top with these clever contrasting tuxedo pleats. Finished Product: Fancy! Required Skill Level: You Got This.

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Eco Love: Hot Tips For Sexy (and Sustainable) Valentine's Day

Eco Love: Hot Tips For Sexy (and Sustainable) Valentine's Day

February 06, 2018


It's not the thought that counts, it's the thoughtfulness. Landfill-bound plastic knickknacks, non-biodegradable mylar balloons, and bad drugstore candy are no way to express your love—unless the Valentine's message you're looking to convey is, I grabbed you something off a convenience store shelf. Leave that stuff where it is and read on...

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Paper Guru Master Course: Holiday Gift Wrapping

Paper Guru Master Course: Holiday Gift Wrapping

November 14, 2017


Make a $20 gift look like a million bucks? Yes, please. Professional gift wrapper Shiho Masuda of Paper Guru just released her latest master series video tutorial — 10 Creative Ways to Wrap Your Holiday Gifts — and it's devoted to Christmas gift wrapping using Wrappily. Enroll before Dec. 1 for an early bird discount, 20% off tuition and supplies!

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New in the shop: Cream City Curling Ribbon

New in the shop: Cream City Curling Ribbon

October 25, 2017


Meet the colorful, curling, eco-friendly, sustainably-manufactured ribbon of your dreams. Allright, probably more like the ribbon of our dreams, but we know you’re going to love it.

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A Case for Flat Wrap

A Case for Flat Wrap

September 11, 2017


Once you go flat, you never go back. Kiss those big, clumsy rolls of wrapping paper goodbye and discover just how convenient flat gift wrapping paper is to use and store.

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Paper Guru Ribbon Tutorial: Bowed Up!

Paper Guru Ribbon Tutorial: Bowed Up!

September 04, 2017


Ever stared down a spool of ribbon, not really knowing how to make it look any fancier than your shoelaces? This tutorial is for you! Gift wrap expert Shiho Masuda of Paper Guru gives us a tutorial on three clever crafts to wrap up and top with a bow using our recyclable paper ribbon. Scroll on to tie one on like a bowed-up ribbon master.

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Tropical Dreams - Gift Wrapping with Shells

Tropical Dreams - Gift Wrapping with Shells

July 22, 2017


Use shells to top your next gift for a beautiful, beach-y touch. There's something extra special about sharing one of your treasures, and used as a gift topper, it puts that sentiment front and center. Here's a look at our new Tropical Dreams gift wrap collection. Layered with natural twines and a pop of colorful ribbon, the look makes a tropically inspired gift wrap look that works for any occasion.

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Tropical Dreams: Meet Artist Jana Lam

Tropical Dreams: Meet Artist Jana Lam

July 15, 2017


With the release of her latest collection for Wrappily, we took the opportunity to give you a peek into artist Jana Lam's eponymous textile business and why we love working with her so much.

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Versatile DIY Paper Basket For Gifts & More

Versatile DIY Paper Basket For Gifts & More

July 05, 2017


In her latest installment, Paper Guru gives us a tutorial to make a DIY paper basket using Wrappily. We took the idea and created these inexpensive, yet exceedingly cute, table centerpieces for an outdoor summer party or picnic. After, they can be given away as parting favors. (Who wouldn't want to go home one of these sweet mini succulent gardens?)

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Gift Wrapping Inspiration: Fresh From The Garden

Gift Wrapping Inspiration: Fresh From The Garden

May 12, 2017


What better time than spring to seek gift wrap inspiration from the garden. After the hiatus of winter, plants are blooming, these tips of new growth provide interesting clippings for topping a special gift. For  advice on how to create these botanical looks successfully, we sourced floral designer Christina Hartman of Wildheart. Here are a few of her top tips for Spring...

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Earth Day Design Contest: Announcing the 2017 Winners

Earth Day Design Contest: Announcing the 2017 Winners

May 01, 2017


DO GOOD WORK: Creativity flowed in from across the globe as artists channeled their marine fantasies for the 2017 Earth Day Design Contest, which resulted in three fabulous new Wrappily designs and a sweet little donation to the Ocean Conservancy. Who won, peek here to see...

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Mother’s Day Origami Crane Gift Wrapping Tutorial by Paper Guru

Mother’s Day Origami Crane Gift Wrapping Tutorial by Paper Guru

April 30, 2017


With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we are thrilled to announce our new blog contributor, Shiho Masuda of Paper Guru. A master gift wrapping artist and teacher, Shiho created a stunning origami crane gift wrapping that will show Mom you’ve given her a lot of thought this Mother's Day (irregardless of the size of your gift.) It may look complicated, but trust us—Shiho’s oddly mesmerizing video tutorials will lull you into a new level of creative expression. Happy Wrapping!

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Earth Day Design Contest: Vote Now

Earth Day Design Contest: Vote Now

April 18, 2017


They designed, YOU VOTE, we donate. Help us make this year's Earth Day Design Contest a swimming success by choosing your favorite patterns from the many talented artists we heard from across the globe. And what's best, it's all a benefit for the Ocean Conservancy. Read on...

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Earth Day Design Contest: Announcing the 2016 Winners

Earth Day Design Contest: Announcing the 2016 Winners

May 02, 2016


Drumroll, please! Announcing the winners of our 2016 Earth Day Design Contest. Last month we reached out the global design community to submit their best nature-inspired patterns. They designed, you voted, we donated. What can we say? We love this contest!

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Earth Day Design Contest 2016: Let The Voting Begin!

Earth Day Design Contest 2016: Let The Voting Begin!

April 19, 2016


We reached out to the creative community requesting their inspired interpretations of nature for our Earth Day Design Contest. The submissions are in, now let the voting begin. Which are the patterns you find so beautiful you'd want to wrap your gifts in them all year long? You, all your friends, and the public-at-large is invited to vote between April 15-29.

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Plantable Seed Bomb Easter Eggs

Plantable Seed Bomb Easter Eggs

March 07, 2016


Colorful plantable seed bomb Easter eggs make a lovely basket -- and an awesome candy-free egg hunt idea.

This spring, fashion a colorful basket full of plantable Easter egg-shaped seed bombs. Made of recycled paper and the seeds of your choice, they’re a perfect kid-friendly craft for Easter or Earth Day. (They also make great eco-friendly wedding or party favors.) Make and enjoy through the holiday then plant away. 

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Make These Gorgeous And Reusable Plaster Easter Eggs

Make These Gorgeous And Reusable Plaster Easter Eggs

March 03, 2016


Get inspired to make something beautiful this Easter. A craft kids and adults will love, there's a zillion reasons to make these lovely plaster eggs: they're a great replacement for those looking to go plastic-free (and eliminating the candy-filling issue along the way); they're up-cycled and reusable; they do not attribute to food waste and are an ethical choice (vegan/ cruelty-free.) So what'll be in your Easter basket? Get started with this tutorial. Happy crafting!

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Christmas Character Paper Hats

Christmas Character Paper Hats

December 15, 2015


With kids off school for winter break, this fun holiday craft will come in handy: gather some friends for a hat making party! With a few supplies and these tutorials, the kids will have a blast creating their own character hat—elves, reindeer, or more likely, something with a lot of creative license. The result is quite a cast of characters!

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Terrific Twos: Anniversary Reflections

Terrific Twos: Anniversary Reflections

November 29, 2015


Thanksgiving day marked our second anniversary, it had us feeling particularly grateful.

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20 Ways to Reuse Holiday Gift Wrap

20 Ways to Reuse Holiday Gift Wrap

November 02, 2015


Did you know it's estimated that in one holiday season we use enough wrapping paper to circle the globe NINE times?! Since most conventional wrapping papers are not recyclable, here's twenty clever ways (plus a few more) to reuse this perfectly good paper throughout the year.

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Vote Wrappily: Martha Stewart's 2015 American Made Awards

Vote Wrappily: Martha Stewart's 2015 American Made Awards

September 22, 2015


Exciting news! Wrappily is a finalist in the 2015 Martha Stewart American Made Awards. While judges will be choosing a pool of winners, the public-at-large will be choosing ONE WINNER. We ask for your support, vote Wrappily!

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Custom Project: Future of Flight Gift Shop

Custom Project: Future of Flight Gift Shop

July 15, 2015


To our great pleasure, we were asked to create a custom Wrappily sheet for the Future of Flight Gift Shop using our coloring-book style. Boy, did we have fun plane-ing around with this one!

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Gift Wrapping: Nautical Knots

Gift Wrapping: Nautical Knots

July 03, 2015


For a gift wrap look that feels distinctly summery, think knots not bows. Though highly utilitarian, nautical knots, complete with the textured twines that weave them, are rich with nuance and evoke an undeniable sense of romance—for a lover, for the sea, for sailing off into the sunset.

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New in the SHOP: bunglo x Wrappily Collection

New in the SHOP: bunglo x Wrappily Collection

June 17, 2015


Announcing our latest collaboration with Bunglo, a textile company we've had a crush on for some time. The Bunglo x Wrappily collection is six new patterns that are effortlessly chic—elegant enough for a summer wedding and cozy enough for a best friend's birthday.

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Gift Wrapping with Buttons

Gift Wrapping with Buttons

May 20, 2015


These button gift wrap looks seriously stole the show in our booth last week at Unique LA. People wanted the buttons... They wanted to learn how to wrap with the buttons... They wanted to know where to buy the buttons... Since they were such a hit—and truly are a fun and unexpected way to embellish a gift—it was decided a blog post was in order.

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Earth Day Design Contest - The Winners!

Earth Day Design Contest - The Winners!

May 01, 2015


Drumroll please... Announcing the winners of our Earth Day Design Contest. Did you pick the winners?

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A Bouquet For Mom - Get Set For Mother's Day Success

A Bouquet For Mom - Get Set For Mother's Day Success

April 21, 2015


Up your card-and-flowers game this Mother's Day by hand making a bouquet that will outlast anything picked at the store. Craft these bouquets by easily converting our DIY paper flower kits—25% off through May 10. With a field of pattern collections to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect match. Flowers as sweet and colorful as Mom, herself.

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Earth Day Design Contest: Let The Voting Begin!

Earth Day Design Contest: Let The Voting Begin!

April 15, 2015


All the submissions are in, now let the voting begin. You, all your friends, and the public-at-large is invited to vote between April 15-29. Winners will be announced on May 1. We reached out to the creative community requesting their inspired interpretations of nature for our Earth Day Design Contest...

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Announcing Our Earth Day Design Contest

Announcing Our Earth Day Design Contest

March 06, 2015


Calling all artists, illustrators, block printers, graphic designers, and more — you are invited to participate in our latest design challenge in honor of Earth Day. We can’t think of a better source of inspiration than nature, and Earth Day is an occasion dear to our eco-lovin’ hearts. Let's have some fun and DO SOME GOOD!

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Make A Wrappily Gift Bag

Make A Wrappily Gift Bag

December 15, 2014


You can easily turn your Wrappily wrapping paper into a gift bag. While we love a beautifully wrapped gift, sometimes you just need a gift bag, whether it’s for an overstuffed teddy bear, a baseball glove, or a sleeve of homemade cookies. Here we share a great tutorial and helpful tips from our test crafters.

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How-To: Paper Poinsettia Gift Topper Kit

How-To: Paper Poinsettia Gift Topper Kit

December 08, 2014


Top off your holiday wrapping with this beauty. Here's the tutorial, complete with photos and directions, to help you build out our Poinsettia Gift Topper Kit.

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Giving Thanks: Reflections On Our First Year & A Gift For You

Giving Thanks: Reflections On Our First Year & A Gift For You

December 03, 2014


Wrappily had a birthday last week Thursday. At the time, I thought launching our website on Thanksgiving day was a bit ludicrous, but now I see it was absolutely perfect—there actually is no better day for an anniversary. I spent the long weekend reflecting on the journey. ***PLUS FREE GIFT: paper holly gift topper download and tutorial.

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Our Best Holiday Wrapping Paper Event Ever

Our Best Holiday Wrapping Paper Event Ever

November 26, 2014


It's no mystery why we're feeling festive, we've been wrapping presents for months now in preparation for this very moment. (We love our job!) Our reversible holiday patterns have proven fun to style and wrap with—we've mixed them up this way and that, all the patterns blend so effortlessly. They're going to look great under your tree, we know it

It's time, now, for you to get ready to wrap. And we are here to help...

 

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Wrap it up for Hanukkah

Wrap it up for Hanukkah

November 09, 2014


This year we have you covered for Hanukkah. We're starry-eyed over our new reversible Hanukkah patterns and think you will be, too. With eight days of gifting ahead, here's a few gift wrapping ideas to spark your inspiration.

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Wrappily makes Best of Hawaii 2014 List

Wrappily makes Best of Hawaii 2014 List

October 15, 2014


We're tickled pink palaka and polka dots to be named to HAWAII magazine's Best of Hawai‘i 2014, and we are paying that aloha forward with 30% off our Hawaii pattern collections through the end of October. Read on...

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New Patterns: The Maker Co-op for Wrappily

New Patterns: The Maker Co-op for Wrappily

October 08, 2014


Many hands make light work – or in this case a fabulous new pattern collection. Announcing The Maker Co-op for Wrappily.

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New Patterns: Contemporary Hawaiiana Collection

New Patterns: Contemporary Hawaiiana Collection

July 14, 2014


New summer pastel patterns are white-hot! Introducing the Contemporary Hawaiiana line.

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New patterns: Lucky We Live Hawaii Collection

New patterns: Lucky We Live Hawaii Collection

April 28, 2014


There's fun new Wrappily in stock, a great collection inspired by Hawaii, designed by the artists and designers who know it best—those born and raised in the land of aloha.


 

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

April Showers Bring May Flowers

April 22, 2014


Happy Spring, friends!


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DIY Upcycled Easter Baskets

DIY Upcycled Easter Baskets

April 09, 2014


Celebrate Easter plastic-free this year. Whip up a handwoven basket using repurposed, recycled, or up-cycled paper, the result of a little effort is crafted touch to the holiday that is a gorgeous display for your Easter goodies. And it's eco-friendly, to boot!

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A Garden Party You'll Dig

A Garden Party You'll Dig

March 10, 2014


Join us this Sunday for a time-honored rite of Spring, starting the garden. If you are on Maui, let's do it together; if not, carve out some time and do it with us from afar—we'll plant in solidarity to get this Spring growing!

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Lucky We Live Hawai'i Design Challenge!

Lucky We Live Hawai'i Design Challenge!

February 11, 2014


What can we say? We love a crowd. Tying our first community-curated design collection to our Indiegogo crowd funding campaign seemed like a natural fit. As a benefit to supporting our campaign, all backers were given exclusive voting rights in selecting the three patterns of our first design collection of the year.

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Valentines Crafting Party

Valentines Crafting Party

February 10, 2014


Chics were getting all hot and crafty at our Ladies Love Valentines pop-up event at Pearl Butik in Paia. Fueled by champagne, dark chocolate truffles, and French macaroons...

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Chinese New Year Kids Craft Party

Chinese New Year Kids Craft Party

January 31, 2014


Kung Hee Fat Choy! Today, the lunar new year, we welcome Year of the Horse. Wrappily and friends got in the spirit of Chinese new year with a crafting extravaganza last weekend. Moms, dads, and kids worked together to create the symbols of the season: lanterns, drums, lions, firecrackers and horses.

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Wrappily's Pop-up Events!

Wrappily's Pop-up Events!

January 08, 2014


To wrap up our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, we launched a Pop-up Event series for our local Maui backers. Take a look at our awesome events and RSVP as soon as you can! Spots are limited!

 

 

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Hear Wrappily Founder Sara Smith on HPR!

Hear Wrappily Founder Sara Smith on HPR!

December 30, 2013


On Christmas Eve, Wrappily Founder Sara Smith got a chance to share her vision for the future of gift wrap on Hawaii Public Radio. 

 

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Turn Used Gift Wrap Into Party Decorations

Turn Used Gift Wrap Into Party Decorations

December 29, 2013


Turn used wrapping paper into party decorations!

Holiday waste is on our minds a lot lately, which is why we love this idea for repurposing all that wrapping paper from Christmas. Reuse fancy, non-recyclable wrapping paper (especially foiled and metallic paper) and ribbon to create a festive party decorations. After all, New Year's Eve is right around the corner!

 

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