Sunday, November 29, 2009

Wrapping the "Lilly" Way

I stopped into the Lilly Pulitzer shop this past weekend... I forgot how much I love all things Lilly! All the pinks & greens, clothes, shoes, accessories,notebooks, calendars, coffee cups, wrapping paper. I was like, uh...yes please...I want it all! Lilly also didn't refer to Black Friday as Black Friday but "Pink Friday." How fun! The store was decorated for the holidays but not in your traditional colors but Lilly colors. Even pink & green cupcakes to nibble on. I just loved it, loved it, loved it! When I got home, I pulled out my two Lilly Pulitzer books (one about celebrating everyday life & one for Holidays). I was ready to start planning soirees. I also found this darling wrap job at kate's paperie. Really, is this the most adorable gift wrap you've ever seen? They're just happy little things aren't they? Here's the how to for us all to wrap the "Lilly" way...

Lilly Pulitzer Edition

With their signature designs and vivacious color palette, Lilly Pulitzer paper goods are guaranteed to add just the right amount of pop to any gift.

We started with the Lilly Pulitzer wrap in pink and green, but feel free to mix and match colors and textures for any occasion.

When wrapping, keep these tips in mind:
• tape and glue dots are always hidden
• cut edges are always folded under
• paper should be tight with neat edges and corners

Step 1

1. Start with the Lilly Pulitzer paper for the primary wrap.
2. Trim paper to size, leaving enough to overlap.
3. Fold over the ends to avoid exposed edges and take the folded ends to the edge of package to disguise the seam.

Step 2

4. Turn package on its end and fold in the side flaps.
5a-b. Place package top-side down and finish folding the ends, folding over raw edge for a clean finish.

Step 3
Step 4

6. You’ve completed your base wrap.

We used Kate’s 1.5" satin ribbon to make a basic criss-cross accent on the wrap. Feel free to choose another color (you can browse our selection here).

7a-c. Cross the ribbon on top to maintain a flat bottom.
8. Tie the ribbon in a half-knot to secure.
9. Now, embellish the top with the Lilly Pulitzer party pom-pom, assembling according to the instructions enclosed in its containing packaging.

Finished! Now you’ve got a sassy gift that’s pretty in Pulitzer.

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