gift wrap guide

Felted Ball Garland

Today we’re sharing a special DIY by Sally Shim. Sally’s been contributing to Oh Happy Day for over a year, and now I’m excited to announce that she just released a new book: Pretty Packages (you can order it by clicking here.) In the book, she shares 45 step-by-step gift wrapping DIYs – from wrapping paper to gift boxes and gift tags. I already own a copy and I really love it. This week we’ll be giving away copies of Pretty Packages along with a packaging supply goody bag to 3 Oh Happy Day readers. Make sure you click through below for all the contest details and to see the instructions for these fun Felted Ball Garlands! (PS – To see more of Sally’s contributions to Oh Happy Day, click here!)

Felted Ball Garland

Click through for Sally’s instructions and giveaway details! 

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Wrapping Inspiration No. 2

I love wrapping pretty gifts for my friends… it just makes the gift more special. Here a few ideas that have been inspiring me lately! (PS – Wrapping Inspiration No. 1!)

Wrapping Inspiration | Oh Happy Day!

1. Polka Dot Gift Wrap | 2. Triangle Cheese Box | 3. Woven Paper Gift Topper | 4. Confetti Wrapping | 5. Wall Calendar Wrapping Paper | 6. Sweet William Gift Wrap | 7. Ribbon Gift Box| 8. Washi Tape Wrapping | 9. Custom Gift Wrap | 10. Plain Colored Gift Box

Printable Tracing Paper Candy Wraps

by Alix Sorrell

I’ve always loved the look of vintage candy wrappers. This simple printable takes inspiration from all of those pretty packaged candies and looks especially great if you have some fun colored treats to showcase. Printing on tracing paper can be a little bit tricky but it’s well worth the end result. This printed paper also makes great tissue paper!

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Gift Tag Inspiration

Gift tags are sometimes an after thought but these are so pretty that they actually might steal the show. What are your favorites? (PS- Wrapping inspiration & envelope inspiration.)

Gift Tag Inspiration | Oh Happy Day!

1. Graphic Gems | 2. Parcel Tag Trio Box | 3. Face Gift Cards | 4. Paper Embellishment Gift Tags | 5. Chart Gift Tags | 6. Watercolor Gift Tags | 7. Masters Gift Tag Set | 8. Printable Tags | 9. Confetti Gift Tags | 10. Neon Sketch Gift Tags

Washi Tape Box DIY

by Ashley Page Norton 

I’ve been a huge fan of washi tape for a while and love using it to make permanent designs. Since it’s intended to be removable, using a little decoupage glue over top of the finished design helps the tape to stay stuck. With this method you can whip up some colorful boxes to use as gift packaging that can be repurposed to hold whatever the lucky recipient chooses!

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