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Wrap Like a Pro: Gift Wrapping Tips from Jolie Colis

We’ve got another special how-to post to share with you today from Carol at Jolie Colis! Last month we shared a beautiful set of gifts featuring our pastel Seersucker gift wrap, and today we’ve got another how-to featuring our Garden Path gift wrap for an extra pretty present! This approach would be perfect for a birthday gift or Mother’s day (which is Sunday, May 12!).

Carol from Jolie Colis put together this pretty DIY gift wrap tutorial using Smock's double-sided gift wrap
You will need:
  • Garden Path gift wrap (or your favorite double-sided gift wrap from our collection!)
  • Glue dots or double-sided tape
  • Broad satin ribbon
  • Narrow satin ribbon
  • An ornamental charm*
  • Sticky gems and pearls*
    *Available in the scrapbooking or jewelry-making section of most craft shops
1. Wrap your box with one side of the gift wrap. Then, cut a strip of paper for a contrasting “belt” to go around the box. The width of the belt is up to you, but we recommend making it a little wider than your broad ribbon.
2. Wrap the contrasting paper belt around the box and secure it on the bottom with a glue dot or double-sided tape.
3. Cut two pieces of the narrow ribbon and wrap them around the box over the belt margin. Secure on the bottom with a glue dot or double-sided tape.
4. Cut a generous piece of the broad ribbon and make a big lush bow, tying on the ornament.
5. Finish with some bling: the little gems and pearls that we used have sticky backs, so they’re easy to add as a finishing touch!
Carol from Jolie Colis guest blogged with Smock to show how to create an exquisitely wrapped gift with just a few special touches
Many thanks to Carol from Jolie Colis for sharing these amazing gift wrapping tips with us today — be sure to stop by Jolie Colis for even more gift wrapping inspiration!

DIY Gift Wrap Tutorial with Guest Blogger Carol from Jolie Colis

We’ve got a special treat to share with you today! Carol from Jolie Colis — a talented gift wrapper with an amazing local boutique here in Syracuse that offers custom gift wrapping for special occasions — put together some tips and tricks for how to create a gorgeous gift. We love this stacked set of gifts featuring our pastel Seersucker wrap that Carol put together — it would be perfect for a baby shower, spring holiday gift or even a birthday present!

Double-sided gift wrap from Smock is perfect for stacked gifts -- alternate the different sides of the gift wrap to create a unique yet cohesive look

You will need:

  • Seersucker gift wrap (or your favorite double-sided gift wrap from our collection!)
  • Glue dots or double sided tape
  • Metallic thread*
  • Narrow ribbon in a coordinating color
  • An ornamental charm*
  • Sticky gems and pearls*
    *Available in the scrapbooking or jewelry-making section of most craft shops
How to:
1. Wrap the gifts, alternating the paper patterns.
2. Center your gifts in order of size, and secure them together with a glue dot (it’ll be easier to handle this way). Tip: keep the pattern size proportional to the gift size (small gift, small pattern).
3. After you’ve secured the gifts together, wind the thread around the stack several times, criss-crossing to create an interesting pattern. Secure with a knot on the top.
4. Add the narrow ribbon on top in a traditional windowpane pattern. Thread the ornament on as you’re tying the bow (we used a small pearl).
5. Add some bling — the little gems and pearls that we used have sticky backs, so they’re a lot easier to use than they look!
6. For a finishing touch, try our new foil gift labels — for this gift, we stuck two labels together back-to-back and punched a hole to create a tag effect.
Double-sided gift wrap from Smock was used for this pretty present, complete with metallic thread, pink ribbon and tiny gems
Big thanks to Carol for sharing this fun DIY gift wrap project with us today! Be sure to check out the Jolie Colis blog for even more gift-wrapping inspiration!

Gift Wrap Styling with Jolie Colis

Jolie Colis is a local Syracuse company that takes after our own hearts. Proprietress Carol has a love for paper and a passion for well-wrapped gifts, and specializes in offering gift styling services that dazzle. This pretty package features our Veranda recycled gift wrap, made up with satin ribbons and tiny little sparkles and beads that play off the floral design. You can see more on the Jolie Colis blog. So lovely! Thanks for sharing, Carol!