Welcome to More Pretty Things. I'm Jo, a Professional Gift Wrapping Tutor with over 12 yrs experience of wrapping 1000's of gifts for our corporate clients as well as teaching retailers and members of the public the art of gift wrapping in workshops. We are proud to have built our business on a foundation of 'word of mouth' (there's no greater compliment), and we hope you'll join us and experience what we offer....A workshop that doesn't just share with you fabulous techniques (hands on) but one where you can have much needed 'you time', gain confidence and have fun too.
Courses, kits & gifts
Nordic Style Festive Gift Wrapping Workshop with Lunch
"Super day at Wortley Hall, Jo was very informative and her demos were very good and easy to follow giving 1:1 support if required. I must admit I arrived feeling a little sceptical and I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed the day learning new wrapping skills. Breakfast and afternoon tea was lovely too. Thoroughly enjoyed the day with a group of lovely ladies."
"What a lovely little workshop with Jo, learning new wrapping tips and tricks. Enjoyed the day with my mother-in-law on December 1st in a small group - total of 7. The afternoon tea provided was very yummy! We learned our new skills by wrapping empty brown boxes, so I would suggest bringing a few small things you can add to them, just so you have some presents to add under the tree when you get home.
Just for those curious on what we learnt:
- Wrapped a wine bottle, so suggest bringing your own
- Wrapped a circular tin - this was just on a practice one, so you could always bring something like a Celebrations Tub if you wanted to give as a gift
- Made a bow from florist ribbon
- Added pleats to our gift wrapping
- Used rosemary and pinecone for decoration
- Learned how to properly wrap without wasting so much paper (and no Scotch tape used!)
- Learned how to make a small gift bag (with tips on how to make one at any size)
Thanks Jo, you were a great teacher!"
More Pretty Things responded:
" Thank you Stephanie, that's so kind of you! We loved having you on the workshop with us and glad you enjoyed it. Other than bringing a bottle (which is totally optional as we supply a substitute), we don't ask students to bring anything else, partly because some students will remember, some won't so we'd rather supply everything then we know everyone learns the same thing on the day and doesn't feel left out. But also we do this to ensure we can keep to the structure and timings of the workshop. We wouldn't be able to teach everyone the necessary skills on the day if we were getting to grips with various items brought in on top of what we already teach but thank you for taking time to feedback and we hope to see you on another of our workshops soon. Best regards, Jo Thompson"
"Really lovely day. Jo could not have been more welcoming, helpful and patient. Her enthusiasm and passion for beautifully wrapped gifts is infectious. My gift wrapping normally looks very thrown together so I loved learning some tips and techniques to make them look gorgeous! Lovely venue and a really relaxed, enjoyable day. A real treat! Would definitely recommend."