Craft gives me a sense of purpose, a sense of calm that nothing else can emulate in my life and it is a gift I have inherited from my mom, Indira Shah. She taught various crafts for around 30 years of her life and shared with me her innate gift to create. On my journey to share this purpose, I created Mi ikigai, my haven for arts and crafts. Mi ikigai specializes in artisanal florals that are completely hand-made and designed by me.
The Importance Of Wrapping A Gift"When a gift is thoughtfully wrapped and put together, it communicates to the receiver of how specially they are thought of. The way the gift is presented sets the tone of the emotions that are experienced by them", she says. "So, let it not end with just the gift. Thoughtful additions to the gift wrapping can be a beautiful reminder of the celebration in the days to come."
A PhotographStick a photograph of you two on the wrapping paper with some washi tape. It is just perfect to bring back all the good memories. The photograph can later become a keepsake too!
Handmade FlowersAdd a personal touch to your gift with handcrafted paper flowers. The flowers can sit on their desk as a reminder of your love.
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Recycled PaperNewspaper and pages from old books make great wrapping papers. Add red paper hearts with messages of love as your gift tag.
Use FabricFuroshiki – The Japanese art of fabric wrapping can be used for adding a personal touch to your gift.
Natural ElementsAdding a tiny leaf or a flower to decorate your brown paper wrapping can really enhance the look of your gift.
(Check out Uurmi's work on instagram.com/mi_ikigai)