Good morning! I am stopping in to share my latest gift wrap project. This was inspired by a Martha Stewart tip that I pinned a while back. If you follow the links, you will see step-by-step directions for how to fold a pocket into your gift wrap. The links recommend using the pocket to store a card, but I decided to use it for so much more!
I gave this gift to a friend's daughter who was turning 12. She is currently obsessed with mustaches, so I made a few out of cardstock and paper straws and included them in the pocket along with an envelope holding an iTunes gift card and some lollipops.
If you don't feel like following the links to get directions for making the pocket, I created a rough mini-tutorial for you:
Step 1: Choose the paper you want to wrap your box in. Make sure that you cut a little bit extra so you have enough room to make your pocket.
Step 2: Fold the paper up. The fold should be where you want the bottom of your pocket to fall on the package.
Step 3: Fold the paper back down. This fold should be where you want the top of your paper pocket to fall on the package.
Step 4: Insert pretty things into the pocket!
Supplies: Package: Wrapping Paper: Target Dollar Spot; Envelope: Fancy Pants; Cardstock: Recollections; Paper Straws: Queen and Company
Tutorial: Patterned Paper: American Crafts; Washi Tape: K & Company; Paper Bag: Queen and Company