Earlier this week, I had a try at making some lace wrapping paper and while I was putting it together I came across some great twine at the hardware store. I am sure it is always there but for some reason that day I noticed it. Well that twine, combined with some great post-it notes Ali picked up for exam preparation, came together in a perfect storm of neon.
What I realized is that the post-it notes are perfect for embellishments on packages. They already have a sticky top and by working your design around that sticky top, you can quickly come up with little enhancements, to what would otherwise be a simply wrapped package.
I played around with making a leaf or feather shape. The base is the sticky part of the post-it. This worked for dove-tailed banner shapes as well.
I really like the simplicity of the cording on it's own (left).
I loosely braided three different colours together and added my feather motif (centre).
The sticky part of the post-it at the top of each flag also helps to hold down the twine as a banner (right).
These supplies tucked into my wrapping box mean that I can wrap up a gift - lickety split.
Now I have to figure out what goes inside - whatever it is- it needs to be happy... don't you think?