It's so easy to get into a rut when wrapping holiday gifts - especially if you are wrapping up more than just a few! Even though I LOVE meticulously and craftily wrapping up gifts that I have carefully chosen for loved ones, over the years I have come to the point of doing the bare minimum in wrapping the gifts quickly and efficiently (short of putting gifts in bags - there are lovely gift bags, but it's so much fun to watch my kids tear into wrapped presents!). I find myself sitting on the floor and wrapping with some old gift wrap (probably leftover from last year or a birthday) and writing - in Sharpie - their names on the top.
After seeing so many creative ideas for gift wrapping on different blogs and, of course, Pinterest, I've decided to step up my game a bit. And I've tested out some various methods for you below.
Here I used kraft paper, foraged items (either glued or tied on), twine, raffia, and baker's twine for some really natural looks that all coordinate.
No time to forage? Well, we'll have small greens for you to purchase at our Open House this Saturday that you can add to your gifts! Or, just tie whatever string you have available (twine, raffia, ribbon, yarn, baker's twine) around a gift multiple times and add a little message!
And, finally, here are a few ideas using gift wrap. The first is tied with coordinating tulle (picked up from Hobby Lobby). The second gift I just layered some wrapping paper over the kraft paper and tied off with raffia! And for the third, I tied on a sparkly ornament to serve as my bow.
None of these wrapping methods took long. (I have to admit, I already had the poms and circle garland created from past events, but I could have just as easily picked them up at the store!) But they add such fun elements to the gifts. If you'd like to pick up some items to use for your gift wrapping this season, we're going to have some beautiful options available for you at our Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 10 from 10am - 3pm. We will have all kinds of natural elements to tie on, tags, and some of the most amazing botanical (holiday themed) gift wrap! Hope to see you there!