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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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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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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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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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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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