School might be out for the summer, but for Ashley Bible, the English literature teacher behind the blog Building Book Love, you can still find her in the classroom. Swapping out her grade book for gift wrap, Ashley transformed her classroom with a DIY project you’ll want to… check out. “I’m a strong believer that your environment, whether that be your home or your classroom, can influence your daily energy, imagination, and joy.”
Ashley: During the school year my students and I spend almost as many waking hours in our classroom as we do in our homes. Because of this, I set out to create an imaginative, inspiring, and welcoming space in which to spend our days learning. Since I’m a high school English teacher, I wanted my classroom design to reflect and encourage a love of reading and writing. As I was brainstorming what this design might look like, I came across this stunning book pattern by Magenta Rose Designs on Spoonflower.
When choosing gift wrap to add personality to your presents, what design trends catch your eye most? Do you go with traditional patterns like plaids and stripes or do you prefer to let your gift wrap do the talking with bright colors and bold design choices? We’ve searched the Marketplace for some of our favorite designs to celebrate the season. They’re cozy and festive and we promise you’ll find the perfect design for everyone on your list! We’ve even sprinkled in four DIY projects to inspire your holiday décor!
December’s upon us, and we couldn’t be more excited to start our holiday decorating! This year, we love the idea of creating a calendar that unites the whole family in celebrating the special days of the season. Take an afternoon this week to whip up one of these customizable calendar DIYs sure to delight you and yours. Please do share the DIY holiday calendars you’re making by tagging #makeitmonday on your social platform of choice!
Eight Nights of Surprises Wall Hanging by Creative Jewish Mom makes a lovely focal point for the family room.
Create this Dreidel Garland by Scrumdilly-do! with old neck ties!
This DIY Origami Box Advent Calendar by Gathering Beauty is a great way to use any small gift wrap scraps.
Mix and match these ideas to create a calendar of your very own, and please do show us what you’re creating with a #makeitmonday shout out!
Gift wrapping: you either love it or hate it. If you’re in the second group, it’s probably because you want your gifts to look better and take less time. And with the gift giving season quickly approaching, now is the ideal time to brush up on your gift wrapping skills. Our friend and most gifted wrapper, Lia Griffith, visits the blog today to share her tips and tricks for wrapping the most beautiful presents. She shares how to tie the perfect bow, create a 3D paper bow and a custom gift bag. Whether you’re an absolute novice or consider yourself a pro, you’ll love this tutorial. Click below to watch the video as Lia shares the secret to wrapping the perfect gift!
Lia: This gift wrapping tutorial is something I have been excited about for a long time. I am a huge gift wrapping geek (is there such a thing?!) and I’m proud to have won the Scotch® Brands Most Gifted Wrapper Contest a few years ago. I love putting together beautifully wrapped gifts for every occasion and will always top them off with a handmade gift topper in paper or felt – such fun! I have a couple tips and tricks in my gift wrapping tutorial to help you get that gift wrapping just right, and hopefully make the holiday season a little easier all round!
Ready to get started on your own gifts? Download your bow template, choose your gift wrap designs and stock up on ribbon! Want to use the same designs featured in this video? Head over to Lia’s Spoonflower shop to pick up a roll of each!
We're always a bit sad to see any of our substrates retire, but as of August 31, 2015, we are officially removing Matte Gift Wrap from the Spoonflower product lineup. If you use our Matte Gift Wrap regularly, you will continue to have access to the paper while supplies last. If you are not a regular orderer of Matte Gift Wrap but would like to still have access to it while supplies last, please contact our help team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will continue to offer Satin Gift Wrap and we're always exploring new substrates. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for your understanding!
To all fathers, new and experienced, we wish you a day full of fun, relaxation, love and good times! Know a playful father who has an affinity for facial hair? This special mustache gift wrap by peacefuldreams may just add a chuckle or two.
We’ve rounded up five beautiful DIY gift wrapping ideas with pretty papers for truly swoon-worthy presents. Whether you dress up your boxes with a simple gift tag or kid-friendly interactive paper, make your holiday season extra special with incredibly wrapped gifts!
We always look forward to the day we get our treasure box of ornaments out of the closet to decorate the Christmas tree. Browsing this week’s contest is a lot like that sweet nostalgic moment: colorful and crazy, sweet and traditional, this contest is full of beautiful designs. Pick your favorite ornament gift wrap!
Regular readers know that a few weeks ago we launched custom gift wrap. This past week we challenged designers in our contest to think about birthday designs that would look good on wrapping paper. The winner, chosen from a field of great entries, is "Party Animals" by Ttoz Designs. Congrats to Ttoz and the rest of the top ten this week!
The final voting results:
1. 444 votes for Party Animals by ttoz
2. 417 votes for Cupcake_Vine_WLIN by wendy_lin
3. 411 votes for Birthday Bunting by coggon
4. 398 votes for Lets go to the party by cjldesigns
5. 373 votes for Birthday Party Pets! by pattyryboltdesigns
6. 362 votes for birds & flowers by khandisha
7. 341 votes for Sweet Celebration by amandamcgee
8. 327 votes for stitch_gift by maeli
9. 321 votes for birthday by wiccked
10. 308 votes for Everyday Birthdays by juliesfabrics