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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Birthday gifts presentation & packaging!

Hello my friends,
I am always late.. so I am late with few BD gifts for my wonderful crafty sister Luisa Diaz
I did manage to make for her Decorative planner dividers, but the rest needed to be finished
So one day I had a burst of energy and I finished it all.
What I want to share with you it is presentation or gift packaging ideas.
Here we go!
that's how it looks in a pile...

Let's take a closer look to few items
Prima Bloom Girls decorative dividers for planner you have seen already (click the link to that post above). Those were my inspiration for the rest of gifts...
I took empty packaging from Dollar Tree doilies and decorated the background with scraps, then pulled different doilies from my stash and sealed it  with plastic. On the side I made a small altered paper clip. In all it looks so adorable.

Well, altered paper clips are so much fun to make. You can use any little element: felt or paper or resin stickers, flowers, lace, paper, bling... anything that your heart desires. And those are such a sweet addition to your gift, because it is personalized to colors of your gift.

 But if making those is fun and easy task, presenting those might be challenging.....
What I came up with: I put those on my deck in order I liked those (it happened to be three rows of 4 PCs); then I took a 12 by 12 " paper and by overlapping it on top of layered PCs I cut out doubled size of paper, so I can cut slits for PCs on one half of the paper and fold another half behind those.
Let's imagine that I am working with 6 by 12 " paper piece...
I am cutting slits for each PC individually on the left side of  6 by 12" paper.
Put your metal ruler across paper long way and start bringing each paper clip  placing it above your ruler and visually marking how big a slit must be.
Put your PC aside and cut that visual measurement with exacto knife.
Put your paper clip in the cut slit.
Then repeat above for the next PC and next row...
After you are happy with placing of your PCs fold right side of 6 by 12 " paper behind right PC display and you can glue it or leave just folded.
Hope it helps!
And of course you have to package that.
Cellophane bag with paper doily on top secured with another altered paper clip.. Looks nice!

Next item on the list is.....
Altered salad container.... I just love using those!!!!!
1st you are recycling; 2nd all loose things are packaged and well presented; 3rd recipient can leave that packaging out in all times, because it is very pretty decoration and even after they use all the goodies inside, they can use it for storage of other items (having a lid preventing items from dust and moisture)
 I usually adhere two doilies on the lid and on the bottom part of container (inside and outside): total of 4 paper doilies.
From there you can take it by using your imagination and go as far as you like...
 I decided to create a colorful cluster of flowers and a small banner
 and topped it with cute paper bow...
lets call this one done!!!
Next on the list are.......... storage cupcakes... OMG those deserve a separate post.. But I am not ready for it yet... ( I will share it when I have more time). Meanwhile you can check out my video on how I made those.
those are 0 calories sweets for a birthday girl...
"DowNot" Be Afraid donuts, cupcake with cherry and ice cream
Of course we packaged ice cream in a cupcake box
here you can see that those are two cute items
 and my ice cream is a container with itself.. where I put pre made resin pieces...
Oh so cute, right?!
And what is the gift w/o candy bars?
 how about another cupcake for a bouquet?

Well now put it all together and you got yourself pretty cute little BD gifty!!!!!!!!!!

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