I just got a text from my sister last night that said she knew what she was doing for her 12 Days of Christmas post and it made me so excited I decided to give you a preview of the blog series before it officially launches next Friday.
I think it would be fun to be a professional gift-wrapper. Or a person who designs store windows. I do neither professionally unfortunately but had fun brainstorming some ideas for anyone who was looking to be a bit more creative with their wrapping this year.
Sometimes it’s fun to deviate from the typical red and green and do something a bit more “out there”, don’t you think? I love the purple-ish pink gift wrap and paired with some ornaments and a little white glittery bird.
This second idea is a lot less glam but an idea I dreamed up to make giving a gift card look a bit more special. The top of each jar is a candle, shaped like a pear surrounded by moss that I found at Michaels. The rolled kraft paper would hide the gift card while adding a rustic touch. You could top your jars with anything… a hot glue gun can transform even a Teddy’s Peanut Butter jar. 🙂
I live in a small seaside town in Massachusetts and I see a lot of Christmas wreaths around here with shells and starfish, my little town inspired these packages wrapped with strips of burlap, some arborvitae branches and shells.
I wanted to create a package that was suitable for a child without being something that looked like it was mass-produced and primary colored. To recreate this you can use a mitten or a mini stocking and fill it with candy.
Tootsie Roll Pops just add to the right vintage, rustic feel of the stocking.
This next option appeals to my love for monograms. This would be perfect for a child or for someone who loves color. The pom poms and little pendent flags work in some whimsy and feel slightly retro.
I remember one Christmas when my dad gave my mom this gift with a mini whisk attached as the little present topper. Since then I’ve both loved mini whisks and thought it was adorable to use little kitchen tools as present toppers. The berries were a find at Michaels years ago and add just the right pop of color to the natural looking package.
Lastly, I call these my “Kate Spade Presents”. Don’t the bright colors of the ribbon candy remind you of something she would create? Using a simple and clean navy gift wrap makes the ribbon candy stand out. I had to hot glue them onto the packages to make them stay so I suppose the recipient will only be eating the top of the candy. 🙂
There you have it… seven unique and thoughtful ways to wrap your Christmas gifts! All gifts can be recreated with items from your local grocery store, Dollar Store, craft store or Target. The easiest way to make wrapping gifts simple is to use the same idea for everyone: buy one or two rolls of the same paper and use the same type of toppers for everyone.
Today is my 31st birthday… AJ and I have a date night planned at a great restaurant while my parents watch Drew and then we are going back to their house for brownies (or maybe even brownie cake pops) and ice-cream (I will almost always choose brownies over cake). Here’s to a great day kicking off a memorable year!