5 Packaging Ideas With Parisian Flair

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A beautifully wrapped present can elevate a humble gift to something special. When I receive a gift that is artfully presented – that looked like the giver spent time and effort putting together, it makes me feel special. If love is in the details, then show someone you care by creating some pretty packages of your own. Here are five easy packaging ideas with a “Springtime in Paris” theme to get you started.

1. Stamped Gift Box Label

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Create a simple label with card stock, kraft paper and a rubber stamp. Any stamp will do, but you can use Alphabet Stamps to spell out “Paris,” or use a stamp that features an iconic Parisian image like the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe or a fleur-de-lis.

2.  Artfully Marbled Gift  Box

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This watercolor gift box is sure to impress! Even if you aren’t an artist, with a little paint and alcohol ink you can transform a white box into a watercolor work of art that will be treasured for years to come.

3. Wax Seal Gift Box

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Melted wax, a fleur-de-lis stamp and satin ribbon create an Old World look on packages. This technique looks fancy, but it is ideal for those of us who struggle to make pretty bows!

4. Paint-Splattered Flower Bows

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So simple, yet so sweet! Make your own spring flowers by cleverly folding and cutting paper cupcake liners and then splattering them with paint. Add even more drama to your package by using packaging with a window, like this Wilton® Pops Gift Box.

5. Watercolor Resist Note Cards

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When you have nothing to wrap, because you are giving a card,  go the extra mile and craft a handmade card. A masking fluid is the secret to this simple resist technique. Merci, Bonjour, Amour are just some of the French words that easily fit onto a note card.

So I hope these easy packaging ideas have inspired you to add some handmade details to your gift packages.  Share your Parisian-inspired creations with us on Pinterest and Instagram using #MadeWithMichaels. Au revoir!


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  • Mykel Rena

    I love these ideas! I purchased some antique keys from the cute finds section at the front of the store and used them to embellish the favor boxes featured in my “win a trip to Paris” collage…take a look!

    • Jillian Rose

      C’est Magnifique!