My husband and I attended a wedding this weekend and I thought that I'd share with you how I gift wrapped our wedding gift. We always give cash but I really don't like to put it in an envelope because I think it's nice to see a few gift wrapped items on the gift table.
Instead of using gift wrap, I placed a gift box inside of a custom bag that I created using iron on transfers, a cotton tote bag and the graphics from a free download that I designed for Creative Bag. The graphics were easy to personalize - I just added the bride and groom's names as well as their wedding date. You can find the free downloads for five different graphics to use on cotton tote bags here.
You can see the inside of the gift box above. I filled the box with sizzle before I added the card and money. I simply tied a wide white satin ribbon around the gift box to keep the lid from falling off inside of the bag. I added a little note inside the box to let the bride know that the box could be used as a keepsake box for gift cards and photos after the wedding.
We had such a wonderful day at the wedding. The sun was shinning, the bride and groom were so happy and everything was so beautiful. I snapped a few shots at the wedding reception ... these were some of my favourite decor details.
Do you have a wedding to attend this summer? I hope that this inspires you to do something a little different with your gift wrapping - even if you are giving cash!
By the way - do you like to win free stuff? Creative Bag is celebrating the launch of their new website all next week for five days starting Monday June 8th. There will be five daily giveaways and daily specials in stores and online. I will be posting all week long on the Creative Bag blog and I hope that you will hop over to see what is happening and while you are there enter to win each of the daily draws!