Thursday, December 20, 2012

Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas

Is this considered last minute?  What if you aren't finished shopping either?  Well, I think its just the right time to do some lovely gift wrapping.  I have always loved wrapping gifts, I know its not everyone's thing but I love taking time to make things pretty.  This year I wanted to keep it simple and a little rustic so let me share what I've been doing.

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:

Christmas Papers
Scissors
Hole Punch
Glue Stick
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!!


9 comments:

  1. Love these!! I made my own gift tags this season too. I also wrapped most of my packages using twine over plain red and green wrapping paper. (Most - because I still have last minute gifts to buy!)

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    1. Thanks so much Antonella! Your wrapping sounds so pretty! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

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  2. You are awesome! Really. LOVE the gift wrapping. I kept it simple this year since things are so nuts around here.

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    1. Wow, thanks Laurie! I know you have so much going on right now! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

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  3. I love this! You can keep it simple or add more to make it pop! Such a good idea! I'm one of your newer followers and I just love your blog, so creative. I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts!
    -Becca
    faithloveandbabies.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Becca! And thanks so much for following! Can't wait to check out your blog!

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  4. Hi! I found you on the blog hop and was kinda maybe hopin' that you'd pop on by and follow me back!

    xoxo-
    Sarah
    www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

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    1. Thanks so much for following Sarah! Going to follow you now!!

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  5. Happy New Year!I love your blog. I found you through Aloha Blog Hop. Stop by and say hi if you get a minute. :)

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