A few weeks ago I posted my wrapping kit that I put together each year to make wrapping gifts in a pretty way really easily. Today, I want to show you how I put those items to good use!
I used some of the paper to make mini-medalians and attached them to the natural yarn. I think it adds just enough without taking away from the custom wrapping paper from Minted with my boys pictures on it!
I used the same yarn and wrapped it around a piece of cardboard I cut out using a c.d. as a guide. I just taped the yarn and started wrapping until it was all covered.
I used a pastry box that slides open for a small gift and wrapped it with an old book page and bakers twine. Then I topped it with a tiny tree.
For this gift I just punched two holes in a replica vintage flash card on each side and tied it onto the gift. So simple but so cute!
If you are like me and have little bits of the ends of ribbon spools but you just can’t throw them away, this wrapping style is perfect for you. I wrapped the gift in twine and then tied all the left over bits of ribbon and lace I had sitting around. What else are you going to do with a 2-inch piece of ribbon?
I’m a big fan of mixing pricier pattern papers with a solid kraft paper. It saves money and it helps the pattern paper really stand out under the tree without to much chaos visually.
Here are a few more ideas all together. For the first gift on the top left I use red crepe paper and pleated it by hand to make it look like a ribbon. On the top right I cut a buckle out of gold glitter paper and ran ribbon through it.
On the second row we added cinnamon sticks and bakers twine to Sarahs custom paper with a sugar cookie recipe on it. On the right, I painted white stripes on kraft paper and stamped my husbands name on it. I added a band of pattern paper across the top.
In the last row, I wanted to go simple and clean and just used some pretty ribbon on kraft paper with vintage looking labels. On the right I used pom pom ribbon with a doily and little tree on top.
All the pattern paper is from Minted and the kraft paper is a roll of inexpensive shipping paper you can find at Target or office supply stores.