How to make gift giving a little more special this year

How to make gift giving a little more special this year

Written by: Julia Perla Huisman
December 3, 2018


Tonya Kauffman, creative designer and owner of Toluka Paperie + Gifts in Munster, shares simple, subtle ways to put a homemade spin on a store-bought gift. 

Creating a handmade gift doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Here, a simple pink notecard set is turned into a lovely and trendy gift by adding a gold border to the cards and envelopes with a ruler and a gold paint marker. Pretty gold polka dot wrapping paper was cut to the size and shape of the envelopes to create coordinating envelope liners. These two easy DIY steps are quick and easy ways to upgrade a gift. 

Photo Credit: Brad M. Wolf
Photo Credit: Brad M. Wolf

Creating a handmade gift doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Here, a simple pink notecard set is turned into a lovely and trendy gift by adding a gold border to the cards and envelopes with a ruler and a gold paint marker. Pretty gold polka dot wrapping paper was cut to the size and shape of the envelopes to create coordinating envelope liners. These two easy DIY steps are quick and easy ways to upgrade a gift. 

Photo Credit: Brad M. Wolf

The same wrapping paper used on the envelopes was also used to wrap the gift. When a gift coordinates, it instantly shows that thought and love were put into its selection. This wooden gift tag doubles as a family ornament for the recipient. It can be created from items in your yard or purchased from a craft store. Use the gold paint marker to add the family name. Sketch first with a pencil to perfect your layout and ensure nice handwritten strokes.  

FIND IT HERE
Toluka Paperie + Gifts
9442 Calumet Ave, Munster
tolukapaper.com 

Photo Credit: Brad M. Wolf

The same wrapping paper used on the envelopes was also used to wrap the gift. When a gift coordinates, it instantly shows that thought and love were put into its selection. This wooden gift tag doubles as a family ornament for the recipient. It can be created from items in your yard or purchased from a craft store. Use the gold paint marker to add the family name. Sketch first with a pencil to perfect your layout and ensure nice handwritten strokes.  

FIND IT HERE
Toluka Paperie + Gifts
9442 Calumet Ave, Munster
tolukapaper.com