Hey there! I have a fun post for you today! I teamed up again with some friends to bring you a tour of gift-wrapped ideas! We each chose different themes to give you a variety! It’s always fun to find some new inspiration so I’m excited for you to see all the different styles!
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Gift-wrapping? Not so much.
But, first, let me say that I wasn’t always a good wrapper. It wasn’t something I really cared about at the time and so I hadn’t tried to be good at it. I’d just roll the gift in some paper, throw some tape on it and call it good.
When I was in college I took a job at our local Hallmark store. Hallmark offers complimentary gift-wrapping with your purchase and I’ll tell you the first time a customer asked me to wrap their item I freaked out a little! Walking to the back of the store with the gift, I found a co-worker already wrapping another customer’s gift.
I told her my dilemma and she helped me wrap my item, but assured me she wouldn’t help me again because I needed to learn how to do it (she was right!). I was careful to watch how she did it (and thankfully Hallmark prints guidelines on the back of their paper) so I’d be ready next time. It took several tries and some patient customers, but I finally got the hang of it!
Now wrapping gifts is something I enjoy! From shopping for the right paper to figuring out the accessories to finish it off, the process allows me to be creative and have some fun!
Give me the wrapped red and green!
When it comes to Christmas I’m a traditional type. Some people love neutrals and stick to white and this year black seems to be a popular color, as well. But give me the red and green! I can’t wait to deck our home out in rich reds and dark greens with some silver and gold accents thrown in for good measure! You’ll see this theme carried out in my gift-wrapping that I’m sharing with you today!
I also made a fun free printable for you! Scroll down to find the link to the template for the tags I used on my gifts!
2 rolls of coordinating paper (I used one with holly and one with plaid for a coordinating color scheme)
Spool of jute string
Spool of ribbon (3-4 inches wide)
Mini garland or wreaths
Template for tags (see below)
Hot glue gun
I started by wrapping my gifts, alternating the paper. I left the plaid gifts plain and only decorated the gifts wrapped in the holly paper. Next came the jute string, which I wrapped around the gifts three times then cut and taped.
I took the red ribbon and measured it to wrap around the gift once. The start and stop point for your string will be covered by the ribbon and the start and stop point for the ribbon should be on the top of the gift because it will be covered by the wreath. This will give the gift a seamless look. I started with taping it, but it didn’t hold very well so I ended up dropping a dot of hot glue on the ribbon to get it to stay.
Now it’s time to attach the wreath and you’ll need your hot glue gun for that, as well! Just put a few dots on either side of the back of the wreath and glue it in the center of the ribbon.
The tags are last. DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE TAGS HERE! I recommend printing them on cardstock so they’ll be nice and sturdy. Cut out your tags along the horizontal lines. Next, cut the triangular ends. THE VERTICAL LINES ARE FOLD LINES – DON’T CUT THOSE. Once you’ve cut the tags out, fold back on the two inside lines and then fold forward on the two outside lines.
Put a drop of hot glue on the bottom of either side of the tag and attach to wreath. You’re done!
I love how they turned out! I usually don’t have any wrapped gifts under the tree until a week before Christmas, but I’m enjoying having these pretty gifts under the tree!
Now be sure to head over to my friend’s blogs to check out their BEAUTIFUL wrapping techniques, tutorials and more! We had so much fun working together on this! I’m so grateful to have had the chance to get to know these sweet and talented gals! Click on the name of their website to see their full post!
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you had fun and found some inspiration for your Christmas wrapping! Have a blessed day!
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