Friday, November 30, 2007

Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany's. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there.
Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffany's

A crisp blue Tiffany's box with its soft white satin ribbon will make any girl swoon.

Imagine walking to the back of your office to see stacks and stacks are large robins egg colored boxes against the wall.

Holly Golightly would have been in heaven.

It is Christmas time at work and our entire order of client gifts has just arrived. It is a beautiful sight. Too bad none of the boxes are going home with me.

After a quick inspection of the gift by opening one of the boxes it was handed off to me to "retie" the bow. Yes, I may be the token craft coworker, but, hmmm... now just how does Tiffany do it so perfectly?

Well now I know.

Thanks to this web site I have a brand new talent to add to my craftiness hat:

Hold box so that Tiffany & Co. appears vertically.

Cover the logo with ribbon and hold in center with thumb. Leave approximately a box length of ribbon at bottom of box.

Wrap the top half or “working end” of the ribbon around the box to your thumb. Hold both ribbons with your thumb.

Fold back top of ribbon at a 45 degree angle and wrap around side and back to thumb.

Tuck working end under and around both ribbons.

Tighten ends and center on box.

Make a loop with working end.

Wrap short end around loop and push through opening to form the second loop of the bow.
Tighten and adjust bow. Clip ribbon ends at a diagonal. Ribbon should not extend beyond the edge of the box

I hope everyone in my family will enjoy their Tiffany bow-tied gifts!


n8andbumber said...

I would LOVE to get one of those boxes for christmas!!! What a good bow-maker you are :)

Sarah said...

i love it!! even when I buy a Tiffany piece for myself I always have them still wrap it up in the box because it makes me so happy :-P

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