We adore the last three months of the year. October is Halloween (an obvious fave), November is Thanksgiving and December is the holidays! Today we’re moving right into the holiday season — it’s time to start thinking about gifts and gift wrap. (No seriously, it is! Have you seen our holiday shop yet?) To help you get into the spirit, we’ve teamed up with the Scotch® Brand to show you a fun tape to use if you want to add metallics to your gift wrap color scheme this year.
Take a look below for our tips on using metallics!
– metallic wrapping paper
– gift topper + ribbon
– Scotch® Mailing, Moving and Storage Box
– Scotch™ Scissors
– Scotch® GiftWrap Tape
– Scotch® Expressions Metallic Tape
The key to this amazing wrap job is to use Scotch® GiftWrap Tape. The unique satin finish disappears on most wrapping papers.
First, cut enough paper to wrap your box. Make sure you have enough to cover all sides! Then use Scotch® GiftWrap Tape to secure the paper. Add a strip of Scotch® Expressions Metallic Tape and then finish up with a ribbon and a beautiful topper.
Scotch® Expressions Metallic Tape is the perfect ribbon alternative. Rather than wrapping your box with silky ribbon, add some flair with sparkling metallic tape. Not only does it look good, but it also helps secure the paper even more!
Scotch® GiftWrap Tape is also a must-have for adding toppers to your gift. Though many toppers have adhesive, it’s always a good idea to attach them with tape so you can re-use them for other gifts.
Need some awesome holiday gift wrap to take your wrapping skills to the next level? We’ve got you covered with our ultimate gift wrap kit!
How will you add metallics to your gifts this year? Show us your creations on Instagram using the hashtag #britstagram .
Getting the word out about your brand takes time, drive, and ingenuity. And it doesn't come easy for many entrepreneurs. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're chatting with Selfmade alum Taylor Morgan McPherson, founder of Sustainable Sparkle Bar, about ways in which she scored press as a solo startup brand and what she learned from Selfmade to take her brand marketing up a notch.
B + C: How did you know Sustainable Sparkle Bar was your business to start?
Glitter has always been my thing, so when I started my event company I decided to make it my niche. I started telling people I threw glitter-themed parties where people would get sparkled with glitter body art and makeup. Six months after that I applied to my first festival and to work with SUR restaurant in West Hollywood.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
I honestly can't say that I've had a specific strategy that I've followed when it comes to getting my business off the ground. I have a PR background so I was just constantly pitching new business and posting on social media.
B + C: What's the biggest challenge you face as a small business owner?
I would say creating a stable income and revenue stream. With a seasonal, event-based business it can be very up and down.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
The relationships I made and the push to start an email database.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I love what I do and I believe in myself 100%. Staying motivated isn't the hard part. Pushing myself to do the work and staying accountable is the hard part.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip? Do you use any apps that help you manage your business?
I keep multiple to-do lists, hand-written and digital. I also tell clients and partners that I will have something to them by a certain time or day so I have to stick to it.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Just do it, take the leap. And don't worry about what anyone else says to thinks.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Issa Rae, I'm so inspired by everything that she's created being a creative and a black woman. It's my dream to have my own show one day based on my life and where I give advice and talk about the world. She's doing it and making people laugh and giving people joy. And it's based in LA. Watching Insecure only further cemented my dreams of wanting to live in LA.
B + C: How did you hear about the Office Depot scholarship?
One of my friends that I met through Camp No Counselors saw an IG ad for it and nominated me.
B + C: What has receiving the scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start/grow your business?
It's completely helped me level up and take my business to another level. Selfmade helped me host my first virtual event and taught me how to set up my website to sell tickets to events and get RSVPs.
B + C: How have Office Depot services or products helped you accomplish more in your business?
I got new cards to send in all of my orders with my discount code on them. I also bought a really cool 4K camera that I now use for my social media.
Let Office Depot OfficeMax help you stand out in the crowd. From signs, posters & banners to promote your business, to marketing materials to keep your customers informed, Office Depot OfficeMax offers a full suite of business services & solutions to help you & your business get noticed.
Head to Office Depot's Selfmade page to check out even more amazing business resources (and discounts!) to help you accomplish more on your entrepreneurial journey. These offers are available for a limited time only, so be sure to take advantage of all this goodness while supplies last. Want to join the next Selfmade cohort this summer? Check out all of the scholarship details right here.