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What's better than DIY Christmas Decor?
Some DIY gift wrapping ideas, that's what!
But first I have to admit something...
Gift wrapping was NEVER my favorite part of Christmas...EVER!
Not only do I really suck at it, but I got really tired of slapping the same wrapping paper and generic bow on every single gift. Over and over again.
That is until this year when I decided to put more effort and let my creativity run wild with gift wrapping.
Thus this post was born. And a new excitement in me when it comes to gift wrapping!
There's so many awesome ideas running wild in blog land right now, and I may do a round up post of my faves, but today I just want to show you how I'm rolling with my gift wrapping this year.
Before we get started, here's a list of my gift wrapping essentials for this year:
- brown craft wrapping paper (where were you all my life?)
- 2 different styles Christmas wrapping paper
- Jute Twine
-Bakers Twine from $1 spot at Target
-Metallic Sharpie Pens
-Regular Black Sharpie Pen
-Labels from $1 spot at Target
- And the obvious, like tape and scissors.
DIY Personalized Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas
1. Use brown craft paper and metallic Sharpie pen's to make your own designs:
Personalize your gifts by drawing a fun design to coordinate with the recipient's likes!
This one is my honey's. He loves all things hunting. Now the antler's make sense, right?
And please, no pointing and laughing at my drawings. I did this free hand and was never the one who excelled in art class...end of story.
This one is from Lily to her Papa (who she just adores). I drew some arrows, because like my husband, he's quite amused with hunting, too. Lily got in on the fun and let her skills out for this one.
More arrows...I LOVE arrows!
I tied all these with the same jute twine I used for my DIY Christmas Ornament Garland.
2. Incorporate regular gift wrapping paper to your brown wrapping for some added pizzazz!
This one is easy. Wrap your gift in brown craft paper and then just add a strip (or strips) of wrapping paper!
I cut a curvy strip for this one and jazzed up the brown paper, too.
Polka dots will never go out of style, ever!
At least not in my world.
I tied some bakers twine around this one. Such an easy way for a gift to be unique!
This one got adorned with a cute little bow made out of ribbon, which could later be turned into a hair-bow!
3. Use regular Christmas wrapping paper to wrap gift and incorporate brown craft paper:
This is the reverse of the previous idea. You wrap your gift with regular wrapping paper and use the brown craft paper to embellish.
4. Make a fun design using ribbon!
This one is perfect for the little girls in your life because they can keep the ribbon to tie around their hair!
I've had so much fun with gift wrapping so far and I'm not done yet!
How are you gift wrapping this year? I'd love to hear about it!
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