T’is the Season for gift wrapping – 2 books for unique wrapping!

I love books and while browsing through books, I found these 2 that are fabulous for creating spectacular gift wrapping. The books have different methods of creating wraps and I fell in love with both of them. And they offer fantastic wrapping techniques that can be used right now during “the wrapping season”.

Unique gift wrapping BookUniquely Gifted by Eleanor J. Leinen with beautiful photography by Marc Vaughn shows you how to create a work of art with each gift. Whether you are a crafter or not, you can find yourself creating beautiful gifts with things you already have on hand or can easily purchase. Items such as ribbons, fabrics and papers are combined with such items as old jewelry, tassels, trims, beads, silk flowers, beads, and many more items to create these beautiful wrappings.

Since each wrapping is very unique, instructions are not provided. But with all the “stuff” we have in our stashes, we can follow Eleanor’s inspiration to create our own works of art. Creating them with a box or giftbag that can be opened without damage to our artistic endeavors will allow our work of art to remain intact and a gift in itself. This is a fun book and I plan to create works of art with my wrapping from now on!

Wrapping scarf book

The Wrapping Scarf Revolution by Patricia Lee offers a different method of wrapping by creating gorgeous wrapping scarfs from fabrics. The wrapping scarf can be used over and over which is very economical.

The book is filled with easy-to-follow diagrams of the many different styles of wraps, including wrap bags. You just choose the fabric you want and start creating wraps adding embellishments as you desire. I have a huge stash of fabric and plan to also put the techniques in this book to use.

A wrapping scarf can also allow you to create a tradition when swapping presents back and forth using a special scarf – from friend to friend, mother to daughter, sister to sister.

I love both books so please check back. I will show you projects that I create using the techniques of both books. (My mind is already whirling away with ideas!)

For full disclosure, I purchased both books.

Here’s to pretty wrappings and a happy holidays!


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  1. If the wrapping scarf is like the furoshiki (I might have that spelled wrong) style of Japanese gift wrapping, I love the look and practicality of it.

  2. I love the scarf idea! I’ve been wrapping with fabric for a few years, but this is even better!

  3. Oooh! I love these too Phyllis. Hey BTW, I finally got an opportunity to begin using your product mock up program this week. Came in VERY handy. Just in case I don’t get another chance, I wanted to wish you the Merriest Christmas!

  4. Thanks for the comments. The books are wonderful!

    Janet, I’m glad you are using the mockups and that they are working! They are really beneficial for me and have helped with my presentations to clients in a big way! Merry Christmas to you as well!!

  5. Janet – PS – I saw your Christmas dishes in Bass Pro Shops! They are just so gorgeous!

  6. There are a lot of modern names for Furoshiki or people who have adjusted the folding techniques and renamed it something else. I am fine with it as long as people are encourage to use cloth to wrap presents or other items.

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