Hi everyone, it's Diane here! I have a confession...I like wrapping presents! I find it enjoyable to wrap them and I LOVE giving a beautiful or clever wrapped package with the special gift that I selected to the recipient. Over the last year (literally, I've been planning this post for that long :)) I have scoured the internet to bring you some fun and clever ideas for your holiday (and everyday) gift giving.
Wrap it in Kraft
During my search, I found lots of Kraft wrapping paper ideas. Not only is it simple and cost effective, but it can be easily customized too.
Add a doily for a simple elegant look.
Customize the package the package with the recipients initial and finish it off with a pretty bow.
I love the idea of adding a piece of evergreen secured with twine.
How about incorporating the popular chalkboard trend? I found some gift wrap and tag ideas.
I love this printable chalkboard paper and coordinating tags.
You can also achieve a similar look using black wrapping paper and white pens for a similar look. Follow the link for a comparison of different white pens and design printables.
Add a free chalkboard printable tag to the gift wrap of your choice. These will work great for a variety of occasions.
Recycled Gift Wrap
Recycled materials are a great alternative to traditional wrapping paper.
I love the idea of using newspaper, comics and old maps to wrap a package. Add a colorful bow and you have the perfect presentation.
Personalize the gift wrap to the interest of the recipient, like using sheet music for a music lover or musician.
I also love this package wrapped with a sewing pattern and embellished with buttons. How clever!
Put Your Scrapbook Supplies to Work
Try using some of your scrapbook supplies for embellishing your packages. Here are some simple and clever ideas to try.
Use your Washi tape to make a cute banner and wrap it around your package in place of ribbon or twine.
If you are like me, you have a ton of miniature clothes pins. Embellish them with glitter and trinkets, then attach it to the top of your package. Adorable!
Use your buttons and twine to tie up your package. It looks fabulous finished off with some fresh greens.
Sweet Treat Embellishments
How sweet it is...try embellishing your packages with some treats that everyone will love.
I love the idea of attaching peppermint candies to the package. So festive!
These packages adorned with cherry suckers are adorable!
Last, but certainly not least, how about digging into your stash of fabric?
I absolutely adore these gifts wrapped with fabric! Tie on some tinsel and jingle bells and you have the most charming gift presentation.
Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope these ideas inspire you to make the gifts you've selected for those you love even more special!