Holiday Gift Wrapping Dilemma #4: How to make gifts look pretty without sending wad after wad of paper (not to mention cardboard rolls) to the trash? This year I used peppermint themed dish linens. They’re bright, colorful, and help cushion breakables during shipment. The giftee can use them in the kitchen, or wrap a gift in … More The Attack of the Peppermints (I ran out of Wrapping Paper Again)
GIFT WRAPPING DILEMMA #3: TEENY TINY BOXES FROM OLD GREETING CARDS Unable to find a jewelry box small enough to fit my Sweetheart Necklaces, I crawled the web in search of the perfect origami box pattern. After testing eight different patterns, I found these adorable little flower boxes. For my purposes, it was necessary to adapt the original … More The Flying Chicken Box
You are out of wrapping paper. Or, if you’re like me, you just refuse to buy it because it takes a chunk out of your gift budget and usually ends up wadded up in the trash can only moments after being torn ruthlessly from your carefully wrapped gift. I sometimes wonder why we bother wrapping … More Holiday Gift Wrapping Dilemma #2
Finding ways to be environmentally conscious can be difficult in a product-driven world. And let’s face it, I love products. Who doesn’t? I’m a designer, and it’s my job to create, whether it’s nature inspired jewelry and gifts, an urban park, or a simple stone wall in the landscape. All of these things consume resources and … More What’s Green at the Bauble Garden?