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Dreaming of a Bright Christmas

Dreaming of a Bright Christmas

November 25, 2018


For many corners of the globe Christmas is a warm and sunny affair. For tropical gift wrap inspiration we turned to designer Tara Gray. We don't know anyone more daring with color, pattern mixing, or a pair of scissors, and for us here she’s shined her light on some unabashedly fun holiday gift wrapping tutorials.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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