As part of our guest blog series featuring creative experts, this week we are delighted to welcome Jane Means to our blog. She is the industry’s finest gift wrapper and has been professionally gift wrapping for prestigious stores, celebrities and royalty for over 12 years. The worldwide gift wrapping expert loves to transform mundane gifts in to creative masterpieces whatever the budget and regularily appears in glossy magazines and on national radio and television. Jane has also designed her own brand of ribbon and now sells online, wholesale and stocks Liberty and Fortnum and Mason to name a few. She launched ‘The Art of Gift Wrapping’ DVD last year and plans to write her first book next year.
Jane has very kindly put together a blog showing how to gift wrap our very own Balcony Gardener seeds packets – the results are beautiful and will look perfect underneath your Christmas tree.
Before you start, take a look at what you need:
Now you’re ready to get started:
1. Measure the wrapping 3 times the length of the gift with enough to go around (Imagine you’re making a large cracker)
2. Stick the paper around the gift and add a strip of ribbon half way across
3. Swing the long sides over and scrunch the centre over the ribbon Do both ends
4. Grab the 2 ends together and secure with ribbon. Finish with a bow.
Now all you need to do is place the present underneath the Christmas tree….