I love experimenting with gift wrapping and learning new and exciting ways of making presents look fabulous. Last night I was invited to an event at Liberty’s where gift wrapping extraordinaire Jane Means demonstrated some impressive ribbon skills. Jane has a vast list of clients from wrapping for the Queen, Harrods, various celebrities (not naming names) and many many more companies. It’s safe to say that Jane is a true expert in this field.
I couldn’t help share the beautiful picture of the entrance of Liberty’s where the florist is based. It was very inviting and helped me get into the seasonal spirit.
A selection of Jane Means ribbons, all of which are lovely. I can see my ribbon collection growing quite dangerously!
This was the first example of gift wrapping when you cut your paper too short. Adding a decorative paper extension works a treat. The clever use of double sided tape makes for a clean finish, plus we learnt how to make the special bow as shown above (which I have to say I’ll be make loads of) .
Jane demonstrated how to wrap awkward shaped gifts.
This technique is a keeper! She made that paper look like fabric, it seriously looked like a bolster cushion from Designers Guild! So impressed.
Finished product, my picture does not give it justice. We were also given the treat of learning how to make the roses you see on the top of this gift.
Gone with buying a wine gift bag, this technique (using a paper table cloth would you believe!) makes the bottle look super luxurious. I really like the addition of foraged items, cinnamon sticks and ribbon flower, bejewelled and festive.
We also learnt how to make gift bags, just some handy folding and clever use of paper and you’ve got the perfect sized bag.
Of course I had to treat myself to some reels of ribbon, I’m now very excited about wrapping my christmas presents now. I’d like to thank Jane for the great demonstration, I am very inspired.