Using luxury bows & ribbons
We all love using those luxurious and often patterned ribbons but sometimes when I use them with gift wrapping paper which is patterned the ribbon loses its effectiveness and blends into the background which is irritating when I've invested in expensive ribbon which I want it to stand out and make a bold statement.
My way round this is to use plain paper to wrap the gift - this way the paper doesn't detract from the ribbon which remains the focal point of the gift wrapping.
It isn't necessary to invest in expensive plain gift wrapping paper - there are lots of inexpensive plain papers knocking around that can be used; for example brown parcel paper, A4 printer paper or even the reverse side of wallpaper will do !
So go on ... use some of those fabulously luxurious ribbons and bows this Christmas and make your gifts stand out from the crowd