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The wrong way and two right ways to cut ribbon ends

The Right Way to Cut Ribbon Ends

This post was originally published in Corinna’s monthly Gift Wrapping Newsletter. Sign up here! Nothing pulls down the look of a beautiful present faster than frayed ribbon ends. To get crisp cuts so your gifts look their best, here’s what

The wrong way and two right ways to cut ribbon ends

The Right Way to Cut Ribbon Ends

This post was originally published in Corinna’s monthly Gift Wrapping Newsletter. Sign up here! Nothing pulls down the look of a beautiful present faster than frayed ribbon ends. To get crisp cuts so your gifts look their best, here’s what

3 Ways to Wrap Cookies

My sister does a lot of baking, and she makes more than she could ever eat all by herself. So she treats her coworkers, friends and family (lucky me!) to tasty sweets every now and then. The thing is, standard

3 Ways to Wrap Cookies

My sister does a lot of baking, and she makes more than she could ever eat all by herself. So she treats her coworkers, friends and family (lucky me!) to tasty sweets every now and then. The thing is, standard

Yellow Stripe Paper with grey plaid paper

1 Paper, 2 Ways: Yellow Stripes

Paired with a yellow-and-white ribbon that picks up on the striped pattern of the paper, this gift is all sunshine and lemon drops… …while a grey plaid and monogram make the stripes more masculine, like a tailored suit. (See below

Yellow Stripe Paper with grey plaid paper

1 Paper, 2 Ways: Yellow Stripes

Paired with a yellow-and-white ribbon that picks up on the striped pattern of the paper, this gift is all sunshine and lemon drops… …while a grey plaid and monogram make the stripes more masculine, like a tailored suit. (See below

Simple Two-Ribbon Bow

If you find tying bows tricky, try this ribbon-and-sticker combo. Here’s how I think it was made: Materials: 2 ribbons in different colours and slightly different widths Sticker (Here, they’ve printed a message and date on a sticker, but you

Simple Two-Ribbon Bow

If you find tying bows tricky, try this ribbon-and-sticker combo. Here’s how I think it was made: Materials: 2 ribbons in different colours and slightly different widths Sticker (Here, they’ve printed a message and date on a sticker, but you

Present wrapped in craft paper with beaded message

Say It With Beads

This was a gift to my sister when she graduated her master’s program. I found the coloured letter beads at a dollar store. I’ve seen them in black and white, but this was the first time I’ve been able to

Present wrapped in craft paper with beaded message

Say It With Beads

This was a gift to my sister when she graduated her master’s program. I found the coloured letter beads at a dollar store. I’ve seen them in black and white, but this was the first time I’ve been able to