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A Few of My Favorite Gift Wrapping Ideas

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Wrapping gifts is almost as much fun for me as shopping for them. There is something very satisfying for my organization-loving heart to have things neatly packaged and labeled. And when things can be both organized and pretty? Even better! Here are a few of my favorite ideas for gift wrap this year:

+ Yarn Pom Embellishments

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I love the pop of color coupled with the black and white (or kraft) wrapping paper. A few years back I wrapped all our gifts in plain white paper and embellished them with mustard yellow yarn moms. This is a bright and cheery option! You can purchase the kit at kira kids or make your own using this tutorial.


+ Twists on Kraft Wrapping Paper

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Make your own triangle trees with paint and a sharpie! Pick any color combo and then stick a coordinating yarn pom on top to finish it off! (from Splash of Something)

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Paint some sweet wintery scenes on your gift wrap. Better yet, get the kids involved and let them do the painting! This would be perfect for teachers, grandparents, and aunts & uncles. (from craftberry bush)

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If you’re looking for a super simple option, just paint your bows right onto the gift wrap! You could even do this with a sharpie if you are short on time, but I really love the brush stroke look. (from cakies) 


+Black Paper Packages

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Grab a chalk pen and create unique and festive scene on black kraft paper. You can personalize each gift to fit the person who will be receiving it. (from issu)

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Use twine and a gold pen for a simple but magical look. My kids would love drawing these little stars all over the black packages. A nativity scene would also be sweet and special on the black paper… if you have the artistic skills. (from Ashley Hacksaw)


+ Washi Tape Gift Wrap

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I made the mistake of introducing my daughter to washi tape and now I can never seem to keep it on hand… she steals it for all her little projects. This DIY gift wrap would be really fun to do with her! Just grab a roll of white wrapping paper and a couple rolls of washi tape and have fun making your own designs. (from almost makes perfect)


+Vintage Cards & Photographs

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I love the idea of cutting out the holiday scenes on old greeting cards and adhering them to the top of brown paper packages. This is a great way to recycle last year’s left over Christmas cards, or to repurpose all those cards you receive in the mail and aren’t sure what to do with. (from hallmark)

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Another simple option would be to stick photos on the tops of your gifts. Black and white images on plain white or black paper would have a bold effect. Or color photos on kraft paper would be sweet and classic. (from homey oh my)


+ Pick a Color Scheme

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I love this gold and blush color scheme from the Liz Marie Blog. It’s as easy as buying a few rolls of paper in coordinating colors and finishing them off with a complimenting tie like this natural yarn and string. This year I was thinking of pale pink and navy, but of course that all depends on finding pretty paper that matches.

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What about you? Do you love gift wrapping as much as I do? Or do you let them wrap your gifts at the store? Or are you more like my brother, who somehow manages to use half a roll of scotch tape on an average sized gift as he just sort of smashes the paper around it? There’s no wrong way!

xo, Lauren

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