Let's start with gift tags first. I love making my own, they add so much to a gift and really are easy to make. I grabbed a little pack of christmas papers at my local craft store and then used some other paper things I already had to make mine this year. I didn't print anything off and each and every one is different and unique.
Here are the supplies you'll need:
Craft Punch (if you have one)
I simply made a tag stencil and cut all of my tag shapes out and then used my paper and punches to decorate them. A little hole punch and they are ready!
Ok, on to paper. My favorite thing I found this year for wrapping was at the dollar store (surprise, surprise). They have a great little postal section at the dollar tree that includes brown paper rolls for mailing - but its so perfect for wrapping gifts.
I also found some paper at Target that I liked - it had the colors I was looking for and I liked that it looks kind of like a sweater so it kept it all rustic looking.
I wanted to keep the packaging simple but pretty so I decided to use yarn, twine and bakers twine for my trimmings. Those are all things I already had so I didn't have to spend money on bows that always fall off and never want to stick.
I didn't have to spend very much to wrap and I love how everything turned out - simple.
Are any of you wrapping lovers like me? What kind of things do you do to make your gift wrapping special?
Have a great Thursday!!