Dec 19 2013

Last Minute Christmas Wrapping Ideas

Hello Everyone!  Christmas is right around the corner!  It came so fast this year!  We thought that today we would share some really easy wrapping ideas in case you have a date with your wrapping paper and scissors this weekend.  I (Marissa) never used to like to wrap.  It was always something I left to the end and was totally overwhelmed by.  This year I decided to have fun with it and start early!!  Alisa has always seen it as a creative outlet and enjoyed it.  Today you will see two different styles of wrapping.  We hope that you find some inspiration and infuse some of your own style into your wrapping this year.

I (Marissa) usually don’t buy Christmas wrapping paper because I like to have paper that I can use all year long.  I also like to keep the prints on the paper simple and basic and then add lots of embellishments (ribbon, doillies, cupcake liners, ruffled crepe paper, etc.).  I like to use things that I already have in my craft supplies and I also don’t spend a lot of time on the wrapping.  With a one year old this year there just isn’t time to spend on wrapping!

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Ruffled crepe paper is my new favorite thing!  It’s so easy to make (just shove the crepe paper through the sewing machine) and fun to do!  I found the cute green ribbon at JoAnn’s.
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The chevron tape is fancy duct tape I found at Target in the dollar bins awhile back.

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I love kraft paper!  The possibilities are endless!  I just hot glued some buttons on in the shape of a Christmas tree on the bag below.  I think it adds a lot.

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For this gift, I started to think outside the box :)  I sewed two pieces of scrapbook paper together, used a doilly, some ruffled crepe paper, and a little washi tape.  Super easy!

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In the two pictures below I used my chalkboard marker to add “snow” and the words “Let it Snow” on the bag.  I just thought the brown paper needed a little something!

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Who says you can only use red and green at Christmas time?!  I don’t have a little girl so I don’t get to use pink very often, so… my sweet little niece gets some pink tissue paper!

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Alisa always finds the cutest Christmas/winter wrapping paper!  This year she went with a simple and natural look with Kraft paper, burlap and twine.  Can you tell brown paper packages tied up with string is one of her favorite things?!  She went to Hobby Lobby this year to find wrapping supplies like jute twine, mini clothespins and the bows (which can be reused each year).   She purchased her wrapping paper from TJ Maxx and HomeGoods.  They have a great selection with really cute prints for a great price.  When we see a fun wrapping paper print we grab it!  She is so good at the finishing touches like her adorable chalkboard tags that she cut out with her Cricut.  She likes to spend more time on the fine art of wrapping…I think she got that from our dad! :)

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The Target dollar section had a great selection of Kraft gift bags.  Only $1.00 for a medium size gift bag or $1.00 for 2 small bags…you can’t beat that!

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I hope you’ve been inspired to get that wrapping done and have fun while doing it!  Check back tomorrow for a Christmas tablescape idea.  Happy Wrapping!





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