Friday, August 17, 2012

GIFT WRAP: An Apple for the Teacher


Oh, how I love these: Two in one wrappings --- my favorites! These include a bookmark or a pen for teacher. "An apple for the teacher" is an unknown ritual here, in Sweden, but teachers always seem happy to receive our traditional gift with this sentiment. These are such a sophisticated but, sweet twist. This is one gift giving idea that I don't hesitate repeating.

Click here, for full pocket wrap tutorial:  Follow these folding instructions but replace the heart with an apple for the teacher. Other samples of the pocket wrap: here and here.)


Writing Paper for wrapping
Apple Teacher Card or Red Bookmark

Let's get started:

 - First, size the paper to the box; add about 4-5 extra inches to the desired height.
(see upper right -- note how the paper is folded down the middle)

- Now, lay the paper flat, as you would typically wrap a present but, do not pull tightly.

- Lay the paper out flat and make a pocket fold in the middle of the paper.

- Wrap your present, keeping the middle pocket.

- Once the present is wrapped: slide your Teacher card or bookmark into the pocket.

Happy Gift Giving.

Something you might like:
Other Pocket Folds:  here + here, too (not pictured below) 

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  1. This wrapping is oh so cute! Thank you for the tutorial. Now I have to click on your 25 Gift Wrap ideas link.

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. This fold comes in so handy -- I've used it 3 times just because it's so EASY and can be used in such different way. I hope you'll find some inspiration! Happy weekend.

  2. Those are cute! What a sweet idea for teacher gifts :-)

    1. Pen + journals, bookmark + book --- we thought these were great teacher gifts.

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    1. Thank you. I hope you get a chance to try!

  4. The pen thrusts through the apple! Love that idea! Creative! Why didn't i think of that.

    1. ... with a journal as a present?
      Thank you for coming by!

  5. Dear Martha Stewart, Since I'm really not sure how to reach you, I wanted to tell you that I had to pinch myself when I found that you had pinned this there on Martha Stewart Pinterest!! How ever did you find me? What a genuine thrill and icing on 2012. It would be my dream to do more with you -- the pin was a sincere thrill. Sincere thanks from the north and warm New Year Wishes, G


Thank you!