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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wedding Gift Packaging

As you may have gathered from my post last week, one of my close friends got married over the weekend. Both Handy Andy and I were in the wedding. In addition to the tissue paper poms I made for the aisle decorations, I also make cake toppers for her cake centerpieces (tutorial coming next week, I promise). Since I was in a crafty mood, I decided to make a special bag for my friend's bachelorette party gift.

Her wedding colors were coral and gray, and I randomly had a plain coral gift bag in my collection of packing materials...perfect!

Here's what else I got:
4.5" x 6.5" decorative paper
White cardstock
White tissue paper
Silver ribbon

First I cut out the top form of the dress and glued it on the decorative paper.

I cut out about 1x1 inch square pieces of tissue paper, crinkled them, folded them almost in half, and then created another fold in the middle.

Then I started gluing the pieces in lines and then layering the lines of tissue paper to make the skirt of the dress.

Once I got the skirt how I wanted it, I glued some silver ribbon to create a belt. 

Then I glued the background paper to the bag, and...

I have a nice gift bag with a wedding dress embellishment on it! This embellishment would also be great for a wedding scrapbook, since that's probably not going to end up in the trash like this bag probably will...it was fun to make anyway!

Have a good one!


  1. j' adore c' est super sympa félicitations pour vos idées c' est trop kool biz

  2. That is so wow! You are creative! I should do this for my friend's gift.

    I hope you could come by and link up at my linky party happening now:-).




  3. That is soooo cute. I found you on the Blog Hop, I'm now a new follower. I'd love a follow back at sugarplumsandlollipops.blogspot.com and Pinterest! I follow back all of my Pinterest followers :)

  4. I'm so glad that I'm following you! What a clever idea and perfect timing too...I'm hosting a bridal shower next month. Thanks so much for sharing on Naptime Crafters:)


  5. That is adorable! Great job! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

  6. Liz,
    This looks beautiful! I can’t wait to try this. Great tutorial. Thanks so much for linking up last week to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you have for this week’s party! Have a great week.

  7. Handy Andy is a nice concept that can touch anyone’s heart because of self involvement in the making of the product. The Wedding gift packaging here is a very impressive piece of work that can be enhanced by the learner by introducing his own creativity in it.
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  8. These are great tips! I have the problem of wanting to buy something super excited and different for people, but I really need to be careful with this. I've been writing a checks recently, which they usually appreciate too :)
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