Author(s): Jane Means
In this digital age, anything tangible somehow feels more significant or appreciated, and nowhere is that more evident than in the world of paper and giftwrapping. Wherever you look, blogs or magazines offer ideas for enhancing a humble gift by embellishing it with vintage or reused materials. Giftwrapped builds on this trend, but takes it to a new and much more luxurious level while still keeping it real. 'Gift Wrap Guru' Jane Means, who wraps for the stars, royalty and high-end companies, offers her signature style and personal take on wrapping any present so that it is transformed into a gloriously gorgeous gift. Whether it's a simple box, a tube or an awkwardly shaped tin, Giftwrapped describes how to achieve wrapping perfection with simple step-by-step instructions and Jane's myriad tips, so that you can learn what really works for impact and elegance. The personal touch is Jane's forte along with an innate thriftiness. She'll show you her 'tricks' on how to upcycle vintage treasures and reuse unusual wrapping papers, such as sheet music and old maps, to the best effect, as well as how to choose the perfect style for the gift's recipient.
JANE MEANS is passionate about giftwrapping. Her work as a professional giftwrapper to many high-end clients, including British royalty, Harrods, American Express and several international couture fashion houses, as well as various celebrities (though her lips are sealed), is widely admired and often copied. Initially started from her kitchen table with her experience in floristry and a mind full of creative ideas, Jane's 'Gift Wrap Guru' business continues to grow. Clients travel from around the globe to attend her UK-based workshops. Jane now has a dedicated team and designs her own ribbon collections, which are featured regularly in the press and are sold online. Her signature ribbons can be found in stores including London's Liberty and Fortnum & Mason. Based in London and Lincoln, Jane travels nationwide running private courses in homes and workplaces, in addition to her own workshops based around the UK. Find out more at www.janemeans.co.uk