Sweet and Simple Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas
Welcome to the December edition of Second Tuesday Art Walk. I hope you’re enjoying this holiday season.
About a week ago, I had my first gift exchange with a small group of friends. I’d shopped early for their gifts, knowing that I would have tons of time to wrap them. Unlike previous years, this time I would make sure that each friend received an amazing, festively wrapped package – a package so stunning that she would not even want to unwrap it.
At least that was the plan.
Of course that didn’t happen because I waited until about 20 minutes before I had to leave the house to start wrapping. Having tons of time just meant I could procrastinate longer.
So for me, simple gift wrap ideas are always the best. But simple can be beautiful. Today I’m sharing a few fun and surprisingly easy gift wrap ideas.
Car and Tree Cuteness
Heather at Growing Spaces shows us how to make a car and tree package sure to bring out the kid in all of us.
Ruffle Yarn Ribbon
A few years ago, I used ruffle yarn as ribbon – with fun results.
Easy to find at craft stores, ruffle yarn is nice to work with because it can be pulled apart for a lace-like look, and it usually contains tiny sequins for a subtle holiday glimmer.
DIY Scandinavian-Inspired Gift Wrap
White wrapping paper and a sharpie – what could be easier? Andrea at the.beauty.dojo shows us how easy it is to get that clean, minimalist Scandinavian look. And she also offers us free printable gift tags to complete the look.
Last year I became obsessed with old-fashioned paper doilies.
I mostly used them with plain craft paper, but sometimes with fancier paper. They were easy to attach using a glue stick.
And I found they were more interesting offset on the package rather than centered.
DIY Gift Bag From Wrapping Paper
Some gifts just don’t fit in a box. And I don’t usually realize that until the last minute. Luckily Tasha at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body has a simple tutorial for creating a gift bag from wrapping paper.
DIY Paper Tassels
Tassels are hot this year. And Debra at Vintage Paper Parade shares an easy way to make them.
One year I used torn strips of muslin fabric, left over from a sewing project, instead of ribbons and bows. The result was a soft, old-world look.
Happy Holidays Dear Friends!
I’m putting this blog down for her long winter’s nap, but we will pick things up again in January. Until then, I wish you and yours every happiness that the holidays bring.
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