Dec 19, 2013

DIY: Personalized Gift Wrapping (+ Minted Giveaway)


This tutorial is in collaboration with Minted.
 
Now that you've done all your holiday shopping, it's time to wrap those gifts! I'm so thrilled I got to try out these personalized wrapping papers from Minted. I didn’t even know you could make such a thing! And now YOU could try it out along with hundreds of other products, because Minted is giving away $125 to one of my lucky winners (ends 12/24/13)! You could use it to print cards, calendars, stationary, party decor...you name it!


These custom wrapping papers were a piece of cake to create. All you need to do is pick one of their beautifully designed templates and upload your favorite pictures, recipes or monograms! Along with my DIY braided yarn ribbon (tutorial below), I think I'm going to have a hard time giving these gifts away.

I haven’t had a chance to share my engagement session (by Luna Photo) and engagement party photos (by Melody Melikian) with my friends and family yet, so I thought it would be a fun idea to wrap this year's gifts with some of our favorite photos. I love this idea for birthday gifts too. You could create custom wrapping paper with photos of the both of you!  

You can also print your favorite recipes on these. I absolutely love this idea. I’m not much of a baker, but I do have one cookie recipe that I always get asked for. Isn’t this a creative way to share it? I paired it with these adorable measuring spoons as gift toppers.
 

So now that you've wrapped up your gifts all nice and pretty, it's time to add some decorative touches. I've started to use yarn instead of ribbon because (1) I love the texture it adds and (2) you get the most bang for your buck! I wrapped all my gifts with a few packs of $3 yarn and I've got enough left to last me through a few more holiday seasons!

By braiding 3 colors together, I think it's a nice way to add a pop of color and some dimension to any plain gift box. Top it off with a gift tag or other embellishments and you're set! 

Let's get started...

 
Materials:
Personalized wrapping paper from Minted (I used these templates: 1, 2, 3)
• Scissors
• Double-sided tape
• 3 colors of yarn
• Safety pin
• Optional: gift tags or gift toppers
 

Steps:
• Wrap your gift using double-sided tape for a more polished look. Make sure the photos/recipe that's on the paper is placed exactly where you’d like it before wrapping completely.
• Cut 3 colors of yarn and knot them together at one end. Secure it to a stationary surface with a safety pin. 

Braid the 3 pieces together. Remove the knot once complete.
• Wrap it around the box and secure by knotting the 2 ends of the yarn together.
• Decorate by adding gift tags and other embellishments.




To enter to win a $125 shopping credit to Minted (GIVEAWAY CLOSED):
  • (1) Like Crème de la Craft and Minted on Facebook and leave a comment below letting us know you did. Make sure to include your email so we can contact you if you win.
  • (2) For an additional entry, browse Minted and leave a second comment letting us know what you would order if you won! 
Giveaway ends Tues. December 24, 2013 at midnight PST. Open to worldwide residents 18 years of age or older. One winner will be randomly chosen on 12/25/13 and contacted via email. This post is sponsored by Minted. All content and opinions are my own.

And the winner is... 

 

http://bit.ly/MintedPaper


106 comments:

  1. Such a cool idea! I also just ordered some custom wrapping paper and labels too. It's the little touches that make a present more than just a present.

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  2. Woah i have never seen anything like it! It's awesome. Have liked on facebook!

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  3. Also following both on twitter :)

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  4. liked on facebook under bri tom.
    email: kailove07@gmail.com

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  5. following on twitter under briar_o

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  6. Edith H.12/19/2013

    This is so cool! Liked both on facebook edith.hently(at)hotmail

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  7. Such a cute idea! Liked both pages on facebook! aileenvartanian@yahoo.com

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  8. Liked both pages on twitter as well! aileenvartanian@yahoo.com

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  9. I like Crème de la Craft and Minted on Facebook! dimplesbyu at aol dot com

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  10. I follow Crème de la Craft and Minted on Twitter @dimplesbyu

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  11. I like both Creme de la Craft and Minted on Facebook! paigedraitser (at) yahoo dot com

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  12. Leslie Russel12/19/2013

    Liked on facebook. Love this project lesliii87y(at)gmail.com

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  13. Val. Vas.12/19/2013

    Hi!!! I liked them on Facebook valeriettvasquez@sbcglobal . net

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  14. Val. Vas.12/19/2013

    second entry: I would definitely order the wall prints! valeriettvasquez@sbcglobal . net

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    1. email is kathleen.juddy at gmail dot com

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  16. I love the calendars, the gold picture cards and the stationary! great gift idea

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  17. Mrs_MHB12/20/2013

    It's the best idea I've seen on Pinterest and blogs! Love the personalized wrapping paper and beautiful photo presentation. Let me introduce this to Europe ;) mrs_MHB at hotmail dot com

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  18. Anonymous12/20/2013

    liked & liked both very much paulathorneca@yahoo.com

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  19. I like Minted and Crème de la Craft on FB!

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  20. I would order a personal journal!

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  21. So many wonderful things to choose from, ribbons, kraft boxes, photography wall art to name just a few things.

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  22. I liked Crème de la Craft and Minted on FB

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  23. Like both on Facebook as d schmidt

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  24. Visited the site and I like the wish banner holiday photo cards

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  25. I liked both on Facebook!

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  26. I would love the stationary! So cute!

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  27. I am fans of both Creme de la Craft and Minted on Facebook :)

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  28. hey :) i love this.. thank you so much :) i liked bith pages on fb (maya bee) my email is tajci2008@gmail.com

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  29. i really like this http://www.minted.com/product/journals/MIN-7H9-NBK/poppyseeds?org=photo.. and i would share price with my sister she is a real crafter in family :)

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  30. liked on facebook as ruth ramos . ruthie1019@live.com

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  31. Liked them both on facebook as Anna Key avaoxia@gmail.com

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  32. I like both on Facebook.

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  33. I would buy the Elegance Illustrated Personalized Stationery in avocado.

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  34. i liked both on fb Jennay Green jennaygreen at yahoo dot com

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  35. i would love to get some stationary products!!! can never have enough of those!!! jennaygreen at yahoo dot com

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  36. This is amazing! I like you both on FB.

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  37. Liked both facebook pages

    maryannecochran@gmail.com

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  38. I would purchase The Story of You baby journal

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  39. So hard to choose! I think I would put it towards an order of the triple thick business cards. They look amazing!!
    Tanya
    t.runkle1@gmail.com

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  40. Liked you both on FB, thank you for a great giveaway!!

    Tanya
    t.runkle1@gmail.com

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  41. I would order an art print! I'm such a sucker for them!

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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  42. Liked both FB pages ... thanks for the contest!

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  43. I liked both on Facebook. My email is reidsrd@hotmail.com.

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  44. I would order the personalized paper of I win. It's so neat. My email is reidsrd@hotmail.com.

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  45. Liked and liked! This would be such a great giveaway to win! I love making my own wrapping paper and cards. cwardart at gmail dot com

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  46. I would get some wrapping paper, then cards to go with it. Then probably have some of my own art printed! cwardart at gmail dot com

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  47. Liked you both on Facebook! littlethingsbigstuff [at] gmail [dot] com

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  48. and I would love to get an art print!

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  49. Always look forward to your projects, Natalie. You can contact me at papeeyay@yahoo.com

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  50. So much to choose from but the journals or paper decor look interesting. Wonder if they will ever make a weekly or monthly planner?

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  51. I liked both on Facebook. wagnergoodhind@yahoo.com

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  52. I like both on Facebook!!

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  53. AND I would get the "Just My Type" invitations!

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  54. Liked them both on fb (debbiekaye).
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. I would get my daughter the Simple Thoughts journal.

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  56. Allison M.12/21/2013

    thank u! i liked on facebook ally (dot) moinsley345 (at) hotmail

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  57. Allison M.12/21/2013

    it's a hard choice, but i think i would go with the monogram stationary!

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  58. I liked both facebook pages. My name is Miranda Green and my email is miranda55g@yahoo.com

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  59. I liked both Facebook pages as Annabel Krantz and Annabel & Alice (my business page); my email is akrantz (at) hotmail (dot) com :)

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  60. If I won I'd love to buy some business cards - I just can't decide which ones!!

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  61. I liked both on facebook. Email is Samimudrack @ yahoo.com

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  62. I liked both pages on Facebook! hope to win... oramirezz3498 @ sbcglobal . net

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  63. I would have to go with the wrapping paper like yours! What a cute idea.

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  64. I like Crème de la Craft and Minted on facebook with username april scott.
    amkj2002 (at) Hotmail (dot) com

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  65. I would choose the Pretty Poppies stationary and journal, and some washi tape!

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  66. I liked both pages. Sandymfuertes@gmail.com

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  67. Sara Sa12/22/2013

    I liked them on facebook sarasardar (at) gmail.com

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  68. Sara Sa12/22/2013

    I would get the calendar for the new year! And probably the journal.

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  69. I am following both Crème de la Craft and Minted on Facebook!

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  70. I follow both on FB. Kimberly Martin G. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

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  71. I'd probably get some washi tape & stationery & maybe a journal. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

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  72. tammygee12/23/2013

    I liked both pages! (misstammygee at hotmail)

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  73. tammygee12/23/2013

    I love them all! I would pick the postcards though...and pretty calendars

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  74. I like both on facebook! Thank you for the opportunity

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  75. I would use this towards some wedding invitations. I love 'the happy couple' designs. (themuttleo @ gmail.com)

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  76. Ashley F.12/23/2013

    I liked on Facebook. Thanks!! ashman1976 @ gmaill.com

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  77. Ashley F.12/23/2013

    I would get the invitations for my bridal shower!

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  78. This is awesome!!! both have been liked on fb... yhartounian@gmail.com !!

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  79. LOVE this! I liked both pages on fb. My email is ksardariani@gmail.com
    I love love love the personalized wrapping paper! <3

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  80. Michelle12/23/2013

    Liked! So excited I hope I win!

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  81. liked on facebook
    rb myvegas

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  82. just liked on FB! crossing my fingers I win :)

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  83. second comment... just browsed minted.com and loved it! I would definitely get a set of thank you cards :)

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  84. Kathleen12/23/2013

    I like them on Facebook! kathyjean7687 @aol.com

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  85. Kathleen12/23/2013

    I love the thank you cards too! Or the wrapping paper is a great idea.

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  86. I've liked both FB pages as Katherine Ryan :)

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  87. dainty432lion12/23/2013

    I liked the pages. I hope win :) dainty432lion(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  88. dainty432lion12/23/2013

    If I won, I would get invitations for my son's birthday :)

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  89. This is bigger than I expected! Thank you very much!
    My email is ggurbetoglu@gmail.com.

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  90. And my second comment goes for the calendars on Minted :)

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  91. Liked both pages:Allexinno Alexys

    tor_andu[@]yahoo.com
    Thanks and Happy Holidays! :)

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  92. Thank you!! I liked both pages. gginapikatso(at)gmail

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  93. I loved Minted! I would print business cards for sure.

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  94. Liked on FB! (Andrea Grace) sherggyy@gmail.com

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  95. Jenny F.12/24/2013

    Oh thanks you for having this giveaway! I liked them on Facebook and hope I win! jennifergfreeman (at) gmail (dot) com

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  96. Jenny F.12/24/2013

    If I won, I would make custom wrapping paper like you! And I would also get the calendar for the new year!

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  97. Made it just in time!! I liked both pages under Janet V jjanetvasquezz(at)hotmail.com

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  98. This is for my second entry...I love the stationary! I didn't know you could make those!

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  99. Anonymous12/24/2013

    i liked on facebook arminehdesigns@yahoo.com

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  100. Anonymous12/24/2013

    i like the picture cards a lot.

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  101. Awesomeness! Liked both pages :) wahoo!

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  102. Christina12/24/2013

    Would love to win the Minted Shopping Credit for Holiday Cards...(Which reminds me...I forgot to make mine! D:) christina506@gmail.com

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    1. Christina12/25/2013

      and I did like both of the facebook pages if that helps! :)

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  103. Christina12/24/2013

    I just visited Minted, and I would either buy the journals or some stationary. (With some holiday cards of course...)

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