Welcome to the 2nd annual Home for the Holidays Blog Tour hosted by Sondra Lyn at Home. All this week, 30 of the today’s finest blogs have been sharing different holiday ideas. Today, it’s all about Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas.
I love giving gifts any time of year, but at Christmas, it is my favorite. Shopping for gifts is great, but wrapping them is where all the joy is for me. I try and make each gift fun for the recipient to open and also pretty for under the tree.
It seems that my gift wrapping changes every year. It changes with how I am decorating, but a lot of it also has to do with what I picked up on clearance the year before to embellish the gifts. When I start pulling out our Christmas decorations, I always get excited to see what I picked up the previous year. It is like Christmas before Christmas!
This year, every gift will start with natural butcher paper. I adore plain colored wrapping paper because your embellishments really stand out.
The gift below is one of my favorites. It is natural, rustic and pretty all at the same time. I got the lace in the Dollar Spot at Target months ago. The greenery is from the DIY Wood Gift Bag we made for the teachers this year.
I love baker’s twine and I think it looks great on gifts.
It is simple and perfect.
I added green and white baker’s twine with green twine to this small gift and then attached the tag with a small clothespin.
The kid’s gifts are a lot of fun to wrap. I used one of our left-over homemade Christmas Tree Ornaments and hot glued pom-poms to it. Then, I added ribbon to the back so the kids can hang it on their tree when they get home.
Who doesn’t love reindeer ribbon on their present?
This was an easy one to put together. I did use a little hot glue to keep the reindeer in place.
I also used red and white baker’s twine on gifts. I added different colored, small clothespins to these. This is another favorite wrapped gift so far. 😉
I have many more gifts to wrap and I am excited to do each and every one of them. I make it a fun time by turning on the Christmas music or watching a Christmas movie while I do it. This time of year is so special and I try to make the most out of every part of it.
Tell me what your favorite gift wrapping trick is. Do you make fancy bows? Do you use colorful wrapping paper? Maybe you don’t like wrapping gifts. I want to hear that too! 🙂
Here is a look at the rest of this week. Make sure you stop by every blog to find amazing ideas for your holiday season this year!
Monday – Holiday Decor
Tuesday – Holiday Recipes
Wednesday – Mantles and Tablescapes
Thursday – Holiday Crafts
Friday – Gifts and Wrapping