Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Christmas wrapping is a piece of cake ...

holiday gift wrapping ideas from creativebag.com | Lorrie Everitt's elegant rustic theme

I love our Rosanna cake stands. They are timelessly beautiful and I think that they would make a wonderful holiday gift. (Hint hint to my family if you are reading this!) But did you know that you can use our cake stands as a part of your holiday packaging!!  I guarantee when you walk in the door with this gift EVERYONE is going to be hoping they are on your holiday list this year.

In this holiday packaging project I combined one of our cake stands with two round boxes. I wanted to create an "elegant rustic" look so the burlap pattern on these boxes worked perfectly for me. We have an great assortment of colourful round boxes that will fit our cake stands and give you a completely different look! You can use whatever decorative elements you want to work with your colours and theme or just use ribbon and no extra decorations for simpler version!

Here's what I did ...
holiday gift wrapping ideas from creativebag.com | Lorrie Everitt's elegant rustic theme
a Stack the boxes from largest at the bottom to smallest at the top on the cake stand. To tie a ribbon around the boxes like mine, start at the base of the cake stand as shown in b and pull the ends of the ribbon up to the top of the smallest box. You can simply a knot with the ribbon or create a fabulous bow.  I also tied a piece of twine to the smaller box as a decorative detail. c I wanted to create a natural woodland theme to my packaging so I added a bird with a clip to the top of my "cake".  d The next layer down, I added a floral element on the left side. e The next layer down I added a small grouping of silver balls and burlap "leaves" on the right side to balance the floral element above.

holiday gift wrapping ideas from creativebag.com | Lorrie Everitt's elegant rustic theme
Here's another look at my gift packaging. It's almost too pretty to open! Don't you agree?

If you like the "elegant rustic" look for holiday packaging, here's two more ideas ...

holiday gift wrapping ideas from creativebag.com | Lorrie Everitt's elegant rustic theme

I love these silver glitter boxes with windows and attached ribbons. The boxes are beautiful and the best part is that the glitter does not come off! I told you in an earlier post how I make  wrapping paper bands using our wrapping paper cutter. I did the same technique for this package only I also used a Martha Stewart paper edge punch to create the scallop edges on my kraft paper band. I glued a David Tutera burlap flower to a mini clothespin and attached the clothespin to the ribbon. A small piece of diamond wrap was taped onto a plain kraft tag to add a little bling.

holiday gift wrapping ideas from creativebag.com | Lorrie Everitt's elegant rustic theme

And here's one more elegant rustic packaging idea. This time I used one of our burlap bottle bags to package a bottle of wine. It's embellished with a wool snowflake ornament, satin ribbon and a kraft tag embellished with glitter tape. I wrapped the satin ribbon around the top of the bag a few times to hide the drawstring on the burlap bag.

Creative Bag's cake stands by Rosanna featured in new Weddingbells magazine

Our Rosanna cake stands have been featured in the new Weddingbells magazine. Don't those cakes look amazing!!! The cake stands make a wonderful wedding keepsake that will be reused for many more years. You can purchase or order Rosanna cake stands in any of our retail stores. 



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