STUDIO CITY (CBS) — Rosie Sato, who is one of eight finalists from across the nation to be selected out of hundreds to compete for $10,000 in the 15th Annual Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper Contest, visited KCAL9 Friday to share tips for the holidays.
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• Rosie is so well known for her bows that friends call them “Rosie bows”
• To create one of her infamous bows, she first thinks about the recipient and selects colors and fabrics that reflect them
• She also uses multiple ribbons — one to tie around the gift and use as a base and then additional ribbons to create loops and adhere them to create a lavish bow
• Rosie even has her own ribbon racks in her home to house the various options she has
Using what you have–like nature and reusable materials is a great way to make a big impact on a small budget. For example, embellish wraps with flowers from outside or use butcher paper or paper shopping bags to wrap with instead of wrapping paper.
• Rosie loves the idea of using lace or fabric to wrap as it’s reusable and can often be found around the house
• Sew easy-to-make gift bags using fabric and add embellishments like trim, rhinestones, silk flowers, etc. You may also use shimmery tulle instead of tissue paper.
• Use fabric ribbons and bows which are reusable and add fresh flowers for a feminine touch
Rosie on how she made ‘the cut’ to get to the contest finals:
• Finalists in the 15th Annual Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper Contest were selected based on a 100-word essay. Rosie explained why she has what it takes to be the Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper along with her best gift-wrapping tip.
• Rosie’s gifts are uniquely wrapped and include beautiful bows, personalized embellishments, and texture. Her crisp, clean edges and endless creativity have landed her a spot in the finals.
Rosie’s tips on how to wrap odd-shaped items:
• Use cellophane instead of wrapping paper and gather the cello at the top
• Tape any stray edges to keep the wrap crisp and clean
• Finish the wrap with a large “Rosie bow” at the top
For more information, visit the 15th Annual Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper Contest.