Do you tend to fall back on wrapping gifts the same old way every holiday? We do!
So this year, we consulted with some of the crafty mamas who have a gift for wrapping (and creating all sorts of amazing things, really).
They offered the below ideas. Be sure to jump over and visit their amazing blogs after reading their great tips:
Take brown craft paper (or brown grocery sacks) and stamp it with holiday stamps — or birthday stamps — or whatever occasion you’d like. Use black ink to give it a vintage look.
~ Via Ginger Bowie, Ginger Snap Crafts
Kids’ artwork makes for a whimsical, personal wrapping option! Christy Walker says, “I like to spread out plain brown paper (you can find large rolls at craft or office supply stores) on the floor, give my daughters some art supplies and they get creative.” The result is adorable!
~ Via Christy Walker, Roses Before Violets
Take a white gift bag, trace your kid’s hand and voila! Santa Claus. See?
Here are three quick and easy ways to use yarn in gift wrapping, which you can use all together or separately. To make your own gift wrap, get a big piece of paper (I used easel paper, or you could use packing paper from your holiday shipping), some yarn and something to wrap it around and a bit of paint. I used a rectangular block, wrapped the yarn around a few times, then painted it and used it as a stamp on the paper.
Wrap the gift just with this paper, or add some extra yarny flourishes by wrapping the box in yarn instead of ribbon, and/or add a yarn pompom for extra fun.
Wrap a gift to look like a Santa Suit! First wrap the gift in red paper, wrap black ribbon around the center of the box (taping it in the back) and then add a gold square for the buckle.
~ Via Fun Home Things
Secure a gift with an embellished ponytail holder a lucky little girl can use when the holidays are over.
~ Via Real Simple Magazine
Loop a long piece of twine then attach the tiles to the twine loop with glue, leaving enough room above the tiles to act as a hanger and a bit of twine below the letters for attaching a tassel. Make the tassel by cutting six small pieces of twine, gather them together in the center then knot onto the bottom of the twine below the tiles.
~ Via HGTV
Tip from the mamas: If you hate wrapping tons of gifts in solitary confinement, why not host a gift-wrapping party instead? Each friend can bring several gifts they need to wrap — plus paper, ribbon and embellishments. Everybody can share the goodies and will end up with lots of unique gifts when they leave. Then the only question next will be: where can we hide these?!