I headed to the container store (ps- they are currently having a 20% off deal, clearly started the day after I spent my entire bonus on ribbons and cardboard) and a local party store to pick up all the supplies I would need/could dream of. I got scary excited about the selection of halloween (and all types) of boxes wrapping supplies. (omg- black and orange raffia ribbons?!) Rather than settle for a standard way to wrap each treat, I experimented with everything from Chinese style takeout boxes, to cardboard boxes, to cellophane wrap and baggies to tissue paper. And of course lots of construction paper and ribbon. Here are a couple tricks for wrapping your goodies:
- Pick up some cheap halloween party favors in bulk to tie on. I bought cheap plastic spider rings to tie into the bows, and some fun halloween drink umbrellas to stick out of boxes being delivered by hand.
- Cookie cutters are great stencils. My freehand drawing stinks, so I cheated. I traced the pumpkin, leaf and bat cookie cutters to make tags and box decorations (also used it to make halloween cards).
- Reuse what you have. I have a bag of tissue paper, bows and boxes that I have kept from things I purchased. For example, the great black and white stripped tissue paper is from a club monaco purchase. I used cardboard from old gift boxes to cover in black paper and put behind cookies (check it out).
- A personal touch goes a long way. Jillian, the queen of Williams-Sonoma, gave me this awesome personal embosser years ago, which lets you create personalized stickers-- the perfect way to seal your goodies. You can stamp it on construction paper to make tags too!
For a scary amount of pics of all my goodies, click here.