Holiday Wrap Recap + Giveaway!

A few weekends ago Design Roots teamed up with My Paper Pinwheel + Paper Source for a Holiday Wrap Event at Paper Source's Plano location, and boy did we have fun! Attendees traveled from all over to participate in an evening filled with wrapping tips and tricks, easy and fun DIY crafts, sweet treats from Sugar Rays Bakeshop and some pretty great giveaways! We broke the event up into three stations, and our amazing photographer Ryan O'Dowd did a great job snapping pics of everyone getting their craft on. Keep scrolling to check out all the fun and to find out how you can win some swag! 

First up was Thuy from My Paper Pinwheel who showed everyone how to snazz up a plain muslin bag with paint, glitter and stamps - just in time for the holiday gifting season! Thuy also brought a mini yarn tassel craft to share, perfect for placing atop holiday packages or stringing together to create a garland! Not only did Thuy bring some great crafts for everyone to make, she was the girl behind the giveaway - each of our attendees received an amazing swag bag {that you can enter to win!} and other fun and creative gifts were raffled off throughout the evening. 

Next up was the gift wrapping station taught by Ashley, the amazing manager of Paper Source's Plano location and gift wrapper extraordinaire! Ashley taught everyone how to perfectly wrap their holiday gifts with no seams and clean corners, and of course she demonstrated how to tie the perfect bow! {if you missed out on this gift wrapping how-to, Paper Source offers classes as well as a year round wrap service!} 

Finally our attendees headed over to my station where we learned how to create our own gift wrap using plain kraft brown paper and embellishments like stamps, pens and glitter. The repetition of a single design across the page made for some good looking gift wrap, and of course I threw in a DIY tag with some stamping and heat embossing! {and don't forget, we have tags and stamps in our Holiday Shop!}

The evening was a huge success, and wouldn't have been possible without our amazing teachers, the great location, some fantastic swag sponsors and, of course, everyone who came out and participated. If you missed out on our wrap event - don't fret! We saved a swag bag for one lucky follower, for your chance to win it follow Thuy on Instagram @mypaperpinwheel and follow the instructions on her post! {as you can see below, this is one giveaway you won't want to miss!}