The Gifted Blog

June 11, 2012

Inside Out Gift Box | Gift Wrap Everywhere

Gift Wrap Everywhere highlights items I've run across in daily life that are perfect for unconventional gift wrapping. Seriously, gift wrap is everywhere!

Around Christmastime I bought these chocolate star cookies from Trader Joe's.

(Strictly for the purposes of my LA Times photoshoot...not because they sounded yummy or anything, or because they made good snacks as I was photographing them and worrying about how the article would turn out...)

Ahem. Anyway, I had to wrap G's Christmas gift and remembered this tip I posted about way back in 2009. I unglued the box and put it back together inside-out.

I wrapped G's Christmas gift in a piece of striped t-shirt and N helped with the decorations.

It's a snake family.

It was a simple gift wrapping idea to execute, and I enjoyed using the cut out star as part of the embellishment! Next time you take a stroll down the grocery aisle (or rummage through the pantry) - you never know - you might discover the material for creative gift wrap!

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  1. What a great idea! You could just take a regular box and cut a star hole in it as well - at least I think that would be my sollution (I don't think they make that kind of boxes for snacks in Denmark:-)

    1. Thank you, Anne-Mette! I like your idea for making this gift wrap possible even without a specialty box. Of course!

  2. inside out boxes are a quick gift wrap solution. the star in this one adds a special little kick to the idea!

  3. great post! so creative. i love the use of netting and the berry basket - green and red, contrasting with the dark cookies. love!

    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Bo. I was nervous to do that shoot for the Times but it ended up being a great creative challenge to work with food!

  4. A) I love these cookies, hoard and hide them. B) I have cut out the stars before and used them as gift tags, but I love this idea! The cutout star peephole is wonderful.


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