The Gifted Blog

November 8, 2011

Tea for Two | Wrap Story

Have you ever been stumped on how to wrap a gift card? They're great gifts but sometimes you want to present them with a little drama. For this gift, an upcycled tea box saved the day!
This summer our dear friends S and W were married. I was honored to be a bridesmaid, and N got his first role as "ring escort" (since he didn't actually bear the rings)! Here's the couple on the big day, photographed beautifully by their church friend, Alina Hui-wen Sato.

We were planning on giving a cash gift. However, I realized that the programs I had printed at Kinkos (as part of my bridesmaid's duties) cost the same amount as we were going to give.

To spare them the hassle of reimbursing us, I made a quick homemade gift card and slipped it into a gift card holder. This simple fabric sleeve was a prototype for the gift card holders I used for a giveaway some time ago.

We wrote a card out on cardstock and put it into a recycled tea box with the gift card. This tea box has been just begging to be repurposed!

The tissue paper is from Thailand - a beautiful, neutral paper flecked with long fibers. I hope I can find more on our trip!

I used recycled silk sari ribbon and banana fiber yarn to finish the gift off.

If you'd like to wrap a gift card this way but don't have a box handy, here are a few free printables that might help. Happy wrapping!

This Wrap Story is part of a series documenting every present I’ve wrapped since the launch of The Gifted Blog. Click here to see them all!

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  1. The bride is beautiful. As a couple, aren't they alike in features? Thanks for the information on how to present a gift card, it looks so much more attractive than a mere envelope.

  2. @Valerie - I've never noticed the similarity before, but in that photo, I can see your point! Thank you as always for your kind words.


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