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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
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Wrapping A Potted Plant

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Plants are great go-to gifts for anyone from the new home owner to the office co-worker. Not only are plants nice to look at, but they also help promote wellness by improving air quality and can have a calming and stress-relieving effect. Instead of giving a plant in its plain old pot, dress it up with some wrapping paper and ribbon! Read on to see how we got both of these succulents party ready!

Steps

You will need an x-acto knife, yardstick, some wrapping paper, ribbon, a gift tag and of course a potted plant! I chose to wrap my plant it in our Dab Deluxe Paper, accented with the Hooray Gift Tag and Seaside Grosgrain Ribbon.

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Grab your yard stick and measure out the width and height of the pot.

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The pot I have is 4.5″ x 3″ so using this formula, (Width x 2) + Depth = Paper Size, we know that my paper should be about 12 inches on all sides. Give or take a couple inches depending on how high you want the paper to stick over the top.

Steps 4

Place your plant in the center of your freshly cut out square!

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Now it’s time to fold up the first corner. Feel free to use some double sided tape to hold it in place.

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Fold the remaining 3 sides up creasing the corners down so that they lay flat.

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Tie a ribbon around the plant to hold the paper in place.

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Add a fun tag or tassel to the ribbon for an extra effect!

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Now your plant is dressed to impress! The options for wrapping a plant are endless, Nukini is a great tropical option for a festive succulent, or why not try Vintage Garden for a potted flower? What kind of plant would you wrap up?

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.

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