Thursday, December 11, 2014

It's a Wrap

Mini wreath for wrapping, we love! From Burton Girls. #laylagrayce #wrapping #holiday
Burton Girls
This year I am under the gun to have all my holiday shopping complete earlier that usual. Late next week we will be out of town until the day before Christmas Eve so I will not have time for last minute shopping and wrapping. Therefore, yesterday and today are being spent wrapping the many gifts that will find their way under the tree.

For some, wrapping is a mundane and unenjoyable task. But, for others like me, it is part of what makes the holidays special. I am never content just wrapping a gift and slapping a pre-made bow on it. Rather, I like presents that almost look too good to open. To me it says that I care a lot about the person opening it to take the time to make it look as good as the present is inside.

Here are some inspiring gift wrapping ideas to try out yourself. Some are easy and others are for those who want a challenge.

Simple craft style wrapping paper, a coordinating fabric ribbon and a paper initial look stylish under the tree but make identifying the receiver a breeze.

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In My Own Style

Effortlessly beautiful, this present is wrapped in simple white paper, tied with string and adorned with a rosemary sprig.

Simple White Christmas Gift Wrap Idea - Love That Party. www.lovethatparty.com.au
Love that Party

Want a challenge? Put Santa suits on some of all of your presents. How cute is this?

Santa Suit Gift Wrap
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Create beautiful designs on plain wrapping paper with a marker or stamp. The more random the pattern the better it looks.

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Kelli Murray

Layer it. Layer different but coordinating wrapping papers for an elegant presentation. 

100 Days of Christmas!  Day 65-Consider using you leftover scraps of wrapping paper as an accent for other gifts. Two coordinating papers plus a little bit of ribbon makes for an eye-popping gift!
Moms by Heart

Embellish it. Add floral picks, beautiful gift tags, bells, small ornaments or whatever you wish to add some flair to your packages.

For the best results, and most enjoyable experience, always use good quality wrapping paper. It lays nicely and does not tear easily. Fabric ribbon is also easy to tie and looks elegant. Try your hand at one of these designs and take your gift giving to a whole new level. Check back with me to see how my wrapping came out.

Happy Holidays!

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