Learn how to make your gift wrapped presents look even better by mixing and matching the wrappings.
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Jennifer O’Neil: When you’re wrapping one of my gifts for the same person, you do not always have to use the same paper on all the packages.
Kitty O’Neil: When you think it’s fun to used different wraps that go well together.
Jennifer O’Neil: Anyone can do this. All you need to know are few basic guidelines.
Kitty O’Neil: So we’re going to show you how to make some magic patterns and solids and get your packages precise.
“Ooh-La-La,” this is a great way to make some magic patterns and colors.
Jennifer O’Neil: What we did is we started with two different black and white patterns.
Kitty O’Neil: This one has like a large organic pattern on it and this one has a smaller graphic print.
Jennifer O’Neil: And to give it a little flair we added a solid color in the middle.
Kitty O’Neil: We liked fuchsia with black and white. It’s pretty cute. Start with the big box on the bottom and then here’s our magic trick. We used adhesive foam squares. They’re sticky on both sides. Just knit one in the middle and you loop back and center your box, and then press it down and then one more for the last box on top. We tied the ribbon up around the sides.
Jennifer O’Neil: That way you can see the patterns through this side without blocking them with a crisscross.
Kitty O’Neil: And we just tie them in a knot and then we added a little tag to hang down the front of the package.
Jennifer O’Neil: And you could write the two in front and the back of this “Ooh-La-La” tag and there is our wonderful “Ooh-La-La” mix and match pattern.
Kitty O’Neil: Fabric designers are getting in the game and they’re coming up with beautiful coordinated gift wraps, a big family of gift wrap.
Jennifer O’Neil: I love how this designer has used dark green and light green, and all kinds of pinks, and mix them as floral and stripes.
Jennifer O’Neil: I love how trendy these colors are together.
Kitty O’Neil: Sometimes when you buy wrapping paper there’s another print on the other side. It’s called reversible wrap.
Jennifer O’Neil: It’s like you're getting two different wraps in one.
Kitty O’Neil: And the fun thing to do with it is to use the other side to make a belly band. We’re going to show you how to do that right now.
Jennifer O’Neil: As you can see this reversible paper has this gorgeous green gingko print on one side and the swirling white and blue and green print on the other side.
Kitty O’Neil: To make the belly band, we cut an extra piece of the same wrapping paper. Only we’re going to have that reverse side show as our belly band.
To do that we’re going to wrap this strip around the box, we’re going to line up or seam with the seam we had before from wrapping the paper and for an extra added touch, we cut a thin strip of the paper and again taping it in the same location. We have a belly band.
Jennifer O’Neil: I love that this strip is about to third of the size of this larger strip.
Kitty O’Neil: And the nice thing with the belly bands is you can slide it on your package to reveal the underneath pattern where you want it.