Pat­terned Paper + String

Martha Stewart Weddings - - STYLE -

Wrap gifts beau­ti­fully with­out a ma­jor in­vest­ment at the sta­tionery store. Here, we made our own wrap­pings by print­ing del­i­cate botan­i­cal and car­to­graphic im­ages (de­signed with free art­work from bio­di­ver­sityli­ on plain paper, then tied the bun­dles with sim­ple string. The re­sults are ut­terly pre­cious presents. Visit marthastew­artwed­ to down­load our de­signs.

Talk about a sweet deal: two choco­late bars packed to­gether as one! Bo­drato milk choco­late bars, $6 each, Sil­amide waxed ny­lon thread, $10.25/spool, fire­moun­ Even a store-bought spread gets a per­sonal touch with a flo­ral la­bel and match­ing lid cover. Scyavuru bit­ter orange mar­malade, $9, Crisp folds—sew the ends closed with a ma­chine—and a paper band printed with a dan­de­lion mo­tif are fresh de­tails for an even fresher sur­prise: soap. Adiron­dack Fra­grance & Fla­vor Farm bal­sam soap bars, $10 each, newyork­mak­ Try pair­ing that pocket jour­nal with a trio of col­ored pen­cils to en­cour­age bril­liant thoughts. Pen­cils, $11 for 36, Karin Öberg Kalinka yarn, in cyan, $20.50, purl­ Pret­tify a pot hold­ing cheery im­pa­tiens with a sim­ple wrap. Add care info to the back of the tag.

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