We’re hosting the family Christmas at our house this year & so I’m putting a little extra pizazz into my gift-wrapping.
With that in mind, on this 10th day of “A Handmade Holiday”, I thought it would be fun to show some of the things I’m doing this year… 1 box, my favourite wrapping paper (simple, white 100% recycled butcher’s paper), a few materials & 5 different designs to try!
1:// (Top Image) Dress up the beautiful simplicity of the natural butcher paper with kitchen twine, a bit of handmade whimsy & a sprig of the outdoors.
2:// Be on trend with Pantone’s 2013 Colour of the Year & wrap 2 satin ribbons (emerald & a lighter green) & a thicker grosgrain ribbon in red around the box about a quarter of the way in from one side; keep the two green ribbons fairly close together, space the red ribbon about 1/2″ away from the other two. Finish off the package by attaching a co-ordinating gift tag** in the centre between the red ribbon & the right side of the box & voila!
3:// Mix baker’s twine, thin crochet yarn & a grosgrain ribbon with a beautiful handmade origami star ornament for extra impact (can you tell I’m just LOVING these stars?!)
4:// Wrap a second (narrower) sheet of designed paper*** around the middle of the box, add some thin, black satin ribbon, a few mini jingle bells & a gift tag for instant wow.
5:// Use three co-ordinating and different sized/designed washi tape to create a repeating pattern of your own! Make sure to leave the same space on either side as well as between each trio of tapes for added visual appeal.
*** I used the snowflake version of this super-cute free download for my example… it’s only 8-1/2″x11″ so be sure to choose a gift that this will fit!
And there you have it!
5 DIY gift-wrapping ideas using simple, white butcher’s paper, a few materials and some imagination ;-)
Do you have any great DIY gift-wrapping ideas you love or would like to share? Let me know down there in the comments!