Just ask for paper instead of plastic next time you're at the grocery store and you can save a lot of money on wrapping and still look chic. Here are some fun ways to doll it up!
Make Your Own Bows
As a kid I pretty much stuck to curling ribbon or stick on bows, but these homemade bows and pompoms are super simple and add a little more creativity. (I know, I know both of these examples also use brown paper, but they could go with anything. The above two pictures not so much)
Cute Gift Tags
I love finding free printables on the internet. And I love older more traditional looking gift tags. These are some favorites I used on presents last year.
Use small inexpensive ornaments in addition to a bow to add a little something special. I found some snowflake ornaments at Target two years ago that I like to add to presents. Its almost like a little extra gift that they can keep and add to their tree. This year I plan to use these as well as left over snowflakes (A few ornaments go a long way because you don't want to add them to every present, that diminishes the uniqueness)
|Great photo, I know! I'm sure the questions about my camera will come flooding in. NOT.|
Just like with bows, don't feel stuck with your same old same old. Try something new or unusual. I love these solid red and white wrapped gifts tied with rick rack or wired garland.
So what's your trick for fun and different gift wrapping ideas? I better get on board with my wrapping. Gifts this pretty deserve to be displayed for a while!!