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We Think “Outside the Container”
Glass Wrappings is a new and unique idea in home décor. Most of the time we are focused on what goes inside a container – flowers, a candle, candy, and so on. But at Glass Wrappings, we focus on creating handcrafted, interchangeable elastic wrappings and beautiful embellishments that transform the outside of a container and complement whatever is inside. I’m a real estate broker, and to me, a container’s exterior has always been unused real estate, so I decided to change that! :)
With a little time, effort, and cost, Glass Wrappings can turn plain, boring containers into:
- charming holiday candle holders,
- stunning Valentine’s Day flower vases,
- places to enjoy 4th of July sparklers,
- beautiful table number sign holders, or
- whimsical candy jars celebrating your favorite sports team
or, all of the above! Glass Wrappings are beautiful, versatile, and fun!
The Idea – “Celebrations Simplified”
The idea for Glass Wrappings came to me several years ago when my husband, Paul, sent me some beautiful red roses for Valentine’s Day. They were delivered in a simple, cylinder vase that had a lovely red satin ribbon wrapping. I adored the uniqueness of the vase’s exterior wrapping, and the way it made the entire arrangement more interesting and beautiful. What’s more, it hid the flowers’ stems that were sure to become ugly, stuck in increasingly mucky water! Immediately, I wondered how I might use the wrapping in the future -- but then it dawned on me that when I untied the knot to remove the ribbon in order to wash the container, I would be unable to put it back on the vase in the same way. Unfortunately, when that time came, the beautiful wrapping ended up in the garbage can, never to be used again.
About the same time, I noticed an increasing number of patterned candles on the market. While I thought those candles were attractive, my experience with them was disappointing. Patterned candles can be expensive, and often, the longer you burn them, the less attractive they become – that’s not exactly a desired outcome, is it?
So, I took advantage of my nights of midlife insomnia and started thinking about developing a useful product that could:
- make decorating for holidays and the seasons fresh and interesting,
- save time by streamlining the decorating process,
- be flexible enough to utilize glassware over and over with different looks and uses, thereby saving money by limiting consumption, and
- make it easier and more convenient to store trimmings in the “off-season.”
Because, if you like to celebrate the seasons and holidays as I do (and if you are reading this, you probably do too), who wants to purchase and store multiple sets of candles and containers?
Soon, I got the idea of using flexible elastic (instead of ribbon) to wrap glassware, and Glass Wrappings was born as a line of attractive and versatile “wrappings” for containers of all types, as well as LED candles. Glass Wrappings and its velcro-backed embellishments can be changed easily, thus eliminating the need to purchase multiple containers or vases.
As you can see, styles of Glass Wrappings run the gamut from pretty sophisticated to really cute and fun. Starting off, we will offer wrappings for each season, a lot of holidays, and soon, many special interests. We’re literally adding products each Friday, so please check back often to see what’s new!
You are in the right place and would enjoy Glass Wrappings if you:
- appreciate something new and unique home décor ideas,
- appreciate “designer” looks, but have the heart and lifestyle of a “Real Simple” reader – you want to create a beautiful home but do not want to spend an inordinate amount of time or money in the process, or
- you absolutely love to spend time and money on home décor and want to augment your decorations, creating even more “Instagrammable” holiday and seasonal memories for your families and friends.
We are counting on people like you to give us feedback that will help us get better. Do you have a comment or question?