Gift Wrap Ideas: DIY String Lettering

Name in String DIY Gift Wrap - Sycamore Street Press

Just the simple act of giving a thoughtfully made or found gift is such a beautiful gesture and show of love. And wrapping it up in a pretty package is half the fun! With that in mind, I invited Whitney Horito to do a guest series on our blog over the next several weeks. In each post, she’ll share a creative way to dress up your presents. Enjoy! – Eva 

I find hand lettering to be a beautiful art, so it’s natural that I would incorporate it into my gift wrapping. I love how the string adds a three dimensional aspect to the recipient’s name on our Indigo Speckles Gift Wrap.

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To make the string lettering, I used a hot glue gun to glue the string down at certain points. I started at the beginning with a dot of glue and adhered the end to the wrapping paper while working with the ball of string. I “wrote” the name out with the string, adding more dots of glue as I went. I like that it’s a fun and different way to identify the recipient of the present! - Whitney

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Mod Los Angeles

Mod Los Angeles

 

  1. I love the geometric pattern of this oven mitt.
  2. This avocado soap would make a cute hostess gift.
  3. I’m a sucker for pretty pencils.
  4. I NEED this City of Angels print!
  5. I’m currently obsessed with copper, like these ceramic coasters.

By SSP contributor, Annie Steward. Also find her at Postcards From College.

 

Gift Wrap Ideas: DIY Tassels

Tassel Gift Wrap DIY - Sycamore Street Press

The tradition of giving gifts for the holidays is such a lovely one. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy or expensive — in fact, the best gifts usually aren’t either of those things. Just the simple act of giving a thoughtfully made or found gift is such a beautiful gesture and show of love. And wrapping it up in a pretty package is half the fun! With that in mind, I invited Whitney Horito to do a guest series on our blog over the next several weeks. In each post, she’ll share a creative way to dress up your presents. Enjoy! – Eva

I am really excited to start this series of gift wrapping tutorials on Sycamore Street Press! I love wrapping presents almost as much as I love picking them out.

I love the tassel trend that has been appearing in necklaces and key chains. Usually, tassels have a bohemian vibe, but by using a thicker ribbon, these tassels also add a masculine contrast to the Scandi Floral Gift Wrap.

Tassel Gift Wrap - Sycamore Street Press

I used this simple tutorial to make my tassels and attached them to the ends of my string to wrap this gift. It’s simple but full of personality! - Whitney

Winter 2014 Collection

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Are you guys ready for some more golden animals? How about indigo? Black and white letterpress? Custom stamps?

We took it all to the Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco this past weekend, and it was quite a hit — so thank you to everyone who helped make that happen! You can find it all in our shop here.

Also, didn’t Chaunte Vaughn (photos) and Meta Coleman (styling) do a great job?! Dream team, those two.

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gold animal cards

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City of Angels

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new indigo cards

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You can find all of the Sycamore Street Press goods here. Thanks for looking! – Eva