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Welcome to Beyond The Grommets: the wonders, wanders and what-nots from The Gift Wrap Company Design Studio. Catchy huh?! We are a diverse group of eight cheeky young ladies who design all the products found in The Gift Wrap Company’s range (lovingly referred to here on out as TGWC, I hope you can appreciate the short and sweet!).

Referred around the company as “The Boston Studio” in actuality we are not in Boston proper but rather about 40 miles west in a town called Hudson. Day in and day out we work together (and quite well I happily report) to keep the product line fresh, be innovative and most importantly to create fun designs you all will love to see adorning our products.

So please check in and enjoy our ramblings while we attempt to inspire, educate and maybe even enlighten about the little bits and bites that happen
beyond the grommets.


crafty creations, How To's
January 05, 2017

DIY fun with ombre

cacti-groupWinter days are short and we need some sunshine here in New England! If you can’t take a tropical vacation, try to warm things up with these DIY paper cactus creations! I was inspired by so many others on Pinterest.

Using our Ombre Gift Wrap in Fade into Spring, Fade into Indigo and Fade into Sunset, I was able to get some really cool effects.

As always when crafting with gift wrap, I used spray mount to double side it  for sturdiness. short-green-cactus

These bright paper plants will withstand the frigid temps that usually kill our real plants. orange-cactus


We love using gift wrap to craft all kinds of  paper flowers here at the TGWC studio, and now we can add cacti to that list. These little beauties will be a ray of sunshine on a chilly day. What’s your favorite way to brighten up a winter day?

As the Creative Coordinator at The Gift Wrap Company, I spend my days planning our trade shows, styling theme shots for our catalogs and a number of oddball things in between. I love experimenting with new ways to use paper and ribbon because the possibilities are endless! By the end of a good day I am usually covered in glitter and have tape stuck somewhere to my body.