Friday, December 24, 2010

That's a wrap!



Alright peeps, this Christmas season I showed you some of my ideas for easy holiday gifts, like cookies, art, trays, and coasters. Today I'm going to show you how I wrapped that massive amount of gifts.
I decided to go with a simple brown paper wrapping. Instead of buying a bunch of different types of wrapping paper, I bought one roll of Scotch brand brown wrapping paper. (You know, the kind used for shipping.)

Then I got out some white paint and a few sprigs of our Christmas tree:
I made one or two prints on each of the wrapped gifts. (I think I originally saw this done in BHG on blue paper.) I used paper towel to "smoosh" down the sprig of tree because I can flatten the whole thing down without getting messy fingers- like these...



Some of the prints turned out a little ink-blotish, but you get the idea. Fun and simple!
After the paper dried, I set out to tie bows on all the presents. I used a basic ribbon in a Tiffany Blue. 


I found these little holiday berry decorations at Michaels for 70% off (making them only 30 cents a piece!)
I pulled 3 to 6 berries our of each arrangement and twisted them together, like so:

Then I wrapped the berries around each bow:
I finished everything off with simple homemade gift tags.
So that's our fun, kind-of-classy gift wrap for the year. (And, it only took me 2 Glee episodes to finish all my wrapping!)

Merry Christmas everyone! We hope you all have a joyful and peaceful Christmas. (Keep your fingers crossed...hopefully by the time we post again, we'll be moved in to our new apartment and on vacation!)
Love, 
Nick, Jessica, Lucy, and Henry

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