Dec 13, 2011

wrap it up

one of the things i love most about the holidays is seeing beautifully wrapped presents. it doesn't matter if its in a magazine, on tv, or one that i receive or give away... my heart always skips a beat when i see a thoughtfully and artfully wrapped gift.

here are some of my favorites, which all happen to be insanely cheap to do....
these lettered tags would be so easy to make with a cricut or other craft cutter. 

tis gift looks so pretty wrapped in fabric and tied with lace. this is a great way to use up and fabric scraps you may have lying around.

i really like the simplicity of the striped ribbon and grasscloth together....and this is another great way to use up wallpaper samples or pieces left over from a project.

aren't these darling? little pinwheels on colored boxes...would be perfect in christmas colors!

ah....martha would be proud! i love how the colors on the paint chip garland look 
against the the kraft paper. this is another really affordable technique.

 this wrapping is perfect for a gift that will be mailed. no fancy bows to crush!

the tutorial for these wax paper flowers is online. i love how it looks paired with the leaves.

and, a no-fail/always great look is to adorn your gift with some fresh greenery. not only does this add a touch of color and fragrance to any gift, it's also free!

this is how i wrapped the gifts for my nieces and nephews last was perfect, since they all needed to be shipped.

if you are looking for more ideas, several of my wrapping ideas have been featured in
 an HGTV gift wrapping slideshow you can see here.

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  1. you may come wrap my gifts any day. I stink at it!!!

  2. Some really great ideas here... and I agree, I just love the feel and look and touch of different papers, ribbons, accessories of all kinds!

  3. SOOO pretty. Hey...I have lots of leftover fabric. You have given me so many good ideas.

  4. Just started my wrapping yesterday...using what I have on hand (the insanely large two sided print roll I bought at Costco a few years ago just NEVER runs out!) and kraft paper. The favorite here is the package using newspaper, that is a great idea. Love pretty packages!!

  5. I have some of my grandmas grasscloth remnants. I think I may just have to try that out!