Pretty Party Packages
This weekend was Baby Sarah's 1st Birthday party. We got her a sweet little dress with leggings, a fairy princess photo album (theme of the party), and a beautiful tea set. I wanted to get really beautiful wrapping that coordinated with the party and our gifts. What I wanted and what is actually available is totally on different levels.
To say I like things that are aesthetically pleasing is an understatement. I ended up getting some scrapbook paper and gluing it the back of plain wrapping. The large box (center, top) I used different sized pieces of paper to make a patch-work effect. I tied brown ruffled ribbon around it and topped it with three fabric daisies wired together. I used floral tape for extra strength and to hide and sharp edges.
I made a pouch with a paper grocery bag and one full sheet of scrapbook paper (left) I cut butterflies in the same color palette out and made them dimensional by attaching them with foam stickies. Hot green ruffle ribbon finishes it off.
I used the back side of plain wrapping paper and cut 12" x 12" scrap paper in half to make a 6" band to wrap around the center of this package (right) Two hot pink ruffle ribbons unify the 3 packages.
The envelope (center,bottom) has a thin wood plaque with a rose stencil and green lettering hand painted and glued on to it. The card, (top of package right) is a piece of floral vellum glued to folded card stock, stenciled with same stencil as the envelope.
OK- so, a lot just for a one year old's birthday- but it was fun project for me and I know her mommy appreciated the attention to detail and time I spent. It's the thought that counts right?