Wrap Party

8th November, 2015

Around here, we love any excuse to turn everyday chores into extraordinary occasions – especially around the holidays. This time of year is all about bringing loved ones together, so why not turn even present-wrapping into a party?!

Growing up, our mother attended an annual gift-wrapping event with her friends. It was an all day affair: come when you can, bring gifts to wrap, and enjoy a few hours of laughter, music, and great conversation. Inspired by this memory, we threw our very own Wrap Party last week – complete with a plethora of craft supplies and plenty of Ecco Domani wine. In collaboration with our girlfriends, we’ve compiled our 10 favorite DIY gift-wrapping ideas from the day. We hope they will inspire you to throw together your own wrappin’ and happenin’ this year!
WrapParty2WHAT YOU’LL NEED: a serious assortment of wine, plus wrapping paper, ribbons, and greenery to play with. Have each of your guests bring one item to contribute to the crafting – the conflux of unexpected materials will definitely yield new heights of creativity!WrapParty31. Skip the bow and infuse a natural element by tying in a few flowers or leaves. Pick up a bouquet from your local florist to play with, or simply clip them from your own garden.
WrapParty42. Save any branches that have fallen from your tree and spray paint them gold for a beautiful and surprisingly simple topper.
WrapParty5 WrapParty63. Upgrade white craft paper with watercolors. You can make a clean, graphic pattern, or just swirl it all together for an abstract moment.
WrapParty74. If you aren’t quite as artistically inclined, just take those watercolors and splatter paint your gift. This one was FUN!
WrapParty85. Keep the paint game going with cute polka dot patterns. Use a small paint brush or even the end of a pencil eraser to maintain consistent sizing.
WrapParty9 WrapParty106. Recycle your old newspapers for a nostalgic twist. It’s also a cute surprise to fill your box with newsprint snowflakes in lieu of tissue paper.
WrapParty117. Glue glitter or confetti to upgrade a simple gift box, or use it to trim your tags.
WrapParty128. For a playful alternative to your basic bow, accordion-fold some of your leftover paper clippings for a bowtie-like effect, or spiral your gift in pom-pom-lined twine.
WrapParty139. You can never go wrong with a classic, oversized silk bow.
WrapParty14 WrapParty15 WrapParty1610. For those who haven’t finished their holiday shopping yet, always provide an alternative activity. Gingerbread decorating is oh-so fun and something everyone can bring home to surprise the ones they love. Now pour yourself a glass of wine and have a very happy holiday season!
PHOTOS| by Lindsay Brown

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