We often give gift vouchers, money, jewellery and small items not knowing how to present them well, but by making a handmade envelope you can create a beautiful bespoke pouch for your ﬂat-shaped gift. Thick paper works well for this, and it is a great way to use up remnants of paper too.
In this simple step-by-step tutorial, Jane Means will show you how to present your odd-shaped gifts in style with this versatile paper envelope.
Part of our 24 Days of Advent collection, inspiring ideas for the holiday season.
This project is taken from Jane's book Giftwrapped and reproduced with kind permission from Quarto.
Jane Means is passionate about giftwrapping. Her work as a professional giftwrapper to many high-end clients, including British royalty, Harrods, American Express and several international couture fashion houses, as well as various celebrities (though her lips are sealed), is widely admired and often copied. Initially started from her kitchen table with her experience in floristry and a mind full of creative ideas, Jane's 'Gift Wrap Guru' business continues to grow. Clients travel from around the globe to attend her UK-based workshops. Jane now has a dedicated team and designs her own ribbon collections, which are featured regularly in the press and are sold online. Her signature ribbons can be found in stores including London's Liberty and Fortnum & Mason. Based in London and Lincoln, Jane travels nationwide running private courses in homes and workplaces, in addition to her own workshops based around the UK. Find out more at www.janemeans.co.uk