In the article “That’s a Wrap,” in our December issue, three leading designers offered gift wrapping inspiration and ideas. Now, we’re giving you the how-tos! PLUS, we’re asking these designers a few quick questions about their personal holiday style. Next up is Andrea Hadfield, of Fayetteville. Her chalkboard-themed wrapping and gift ideas are so whimsical and fun! Now she’s giving you a step-by-step guide to recreating this look:
STEP ONE: “Wrap your present securely in matte black paper.”
STEP TWO: “Decorate with chalk or chalk marker.”
STEP THREE: “Once you have finished your holiday masterpiece, use a setting spray or even hairspray to ensure your piece is lasting. Spray it evenly on the package.”
STEP FOUR: “Add bow and tinsel.”
Other Ideas from Andrea: “You can even wrap your present, leave it plain, add a bow with an attached piece of chalk, and let the recipient decorate! Everyone will love this giftwrap! It’s a really cute way for kiddos to participate!”
Here’s what Andrea had to say about some all-important holiday preferences:
Bags or wrapping paper? It depends on the present and the amount of time you have! Ha!!!
To peek at Your Presents or Not? I’ve peeked and wished I wouldn’t have!
Favorite Christmas Carol: I have two! Silent Night and, of course, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer!
Cocoa or egg nog? Of course, egg nog!!!
Thanks, Andrea! See more images of Andrea’s gift wrapping in the article online.
[photography: Rett Peek]