December 10, 2012 · 11:00 am
Gifts spend 99% of their life wrapped, under a tree, and exposed to the world…so why not make them look just as incredible and festive as the rest of your decorations? And don’t you just LOVE opening up a fantastically packaged gift, even if it’s not really what you “always wanted”?
Brown Kraft paper is cheap and a perfect base for stamps and (very) glittery ribbon. You can buy it in the mailing section of any store that sells boxes or padded envelopes.
Some years, I come up with 2 or 3 different wrapping themes and stick to those so everything coordinates beautifully under the tree. That way, I also only have to buy a few different papers, ribbons and toppers.
Twist tinsel-like pipe cleaners into cursive gift tags!
This year, I decided instead to use up a bunch of Christmas ribbons and decorations I’ve had around for years. I limited the paper choices so they still belonged to the same “world”, but otherwise, I went all out! Here are some of my favorites:
This woodland paper is adorned with a plaid fabric ribbon and I used a red pipe cleaner to simultaneously decorate and attach a large bottle brush tree and plastic deer. Paper from The Container Store.
I jazzed up this navy and white ski lodge paper with tinsel yarn, lots of glittery floral picks and glittered bells. Paper from The Container Store.
I finally got to use these silly plastic Santas and 1950’s-looking holly! I love how they perfectly coordinate with the simple red and white polka dot paper. Paper from The Container Store.
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