Tuesday, May 16, 2017

gift wrapping inspiration for a bridal shower

bridal shower gift wrapping inspiration | Lorrie Everitt Studio

Gift wrapping is the most important part of gift giving to me. Even if I give a gift card or cash, I always try to spend a little extra time with the gift wrapping. 

 I like to mix everyday basic supplies with bold graphic elements and a few unexpected elements. Follow along and I'll show you how I recently gift wrapped some items for a bridal shower.

1. Start with a plain brown paper bag with handles. Use a bold black and white striped ribbon to tie a bunch of handmade crepe paper flowers to the handle. 

bridal shower gift wrapping inspiration | Lorrie Everitt Studio

2. Use pretty wrapping paper like this one with the gold confetti pattern and add the same black and white striped ribbon to finish. Not very good at tying bows? Then don't make a bow. Cut the ribbon ends to look professional.

bridal shower gift wrapping inspiration | Lorrie Everitt Studio

bridal shower gift wrapping inspiration | Lorrie Everitt Studio

bridal shower gift wrapping inspiration | Lorrie Everitt Studio

3. I actually don't like using wrapping paper to wrap gifts, so I took the vintage serving utensils out of their original boxes and repackaged them in these burlap bags. The vintage forks and cake server were hand stamped by a local artisan and I simply tied them onto kraft cardboard using a thinner ribbon and placed them inside the bag.

bridal shower gift wrapping inspiration | Lorrie Everitt Studio

4. Add a card. I love how this gold foil card from Prose and Fawns Paperie co-ordinates with the gold confetti wrapping paper that I designed for Creative Bag. I think that this card would be sweet framed as a piece of art.

bridal shower gift wrapping inspiration | Lorrie Everitt Studio

5. Put everything inside the bag and add two pieces of fluffed green tissue paper to finish.

I created my crepe paper flowers but you could also use silk flowers. If you are interested in making your own paper flowers you will find lots of flower making inspiration on my Pinterest board.

bridal shower gift wrapping inspiration | Lorrie Everitt Studio


Thursday, April 6, 2017

DIY Wedding Proposal Boxes

diy wedding proposal boxes | Lorrie Everitt Studio

I wanted to share a little DIY project that I did recently using products from Weddingstar and Creative Bag. I created a series of proposal gift box ideas for the bridal party - Maid of Honour, Bridesmaid and Flower Girl. You can find all of the DIY details, tutorials, my free downloads and links to all of the products on both the Weddingstar and Creative Bag blogs.

You can find the Weddingstar blog posts here:


The Creative Bag blog posts with packaging supplies links are here:


Note: Creative Bag sells select Weddingstar products in all of their stores and online at creativebagwedding.com.



I loved seeing all 3 of my projects featured at the bottom of the Weddingstar website this morning!