GIFT WRAPPING TUTORIAL

Wrapping the gifts is one of my favorite parts about Christmas.  I spend hours agonizing over the colors and theme for each years gifts. I usually start with an inspiration piece, whether that be my tree decorations, a specific roll of wrapping paper, a ribbon or a gift tag that has caught my eye.  This year I have gone very simple with my Christmas decorations, which you will be seeing tomorrow, with lots of white.  I decided that I wanted to stick with neutrals, big surprise, but bring a little contrast to the trees so I am incorporating a lot of grey and silver into my gift wrap.

top (different cut) | necklace (similar)

I found a lot of my Christmas wrap at The Container Store this year.  They always have such a beautiful selection to choose from.  Of course I also had to hit up Target to check out their Sugar Paper collection, and they did not disappoint. Plus a few stops at my local JoAnn’s, Michael’s, HomeGoods and TJMaxx. I put together four different looks using a combination of gray, silver, gold and white papers and accessories and I am loving how they turned out.

 Christmas gift wrapping ideas, gift wrap ideas


LOOK ONE

Wrapping Paper | Ribbon (similar) | Ornaments | Gift Tags


LOOK TWO

Wrapping Paper | Ornament | Ornament


LOOK THREE

Wrapping Paper | Ribbon | Ornament


A LITTLE HOW-TO


  • try to buy paper with some weight to it and avoid the flimsy stuff that tears easily.
  • unroll paper on a flat surface, dining room table or kitchen counter work best. Wrapping on the floor makes it harder to create a clean crisp package.
  • roll paper out and flip box over so that the seems are on the bottom on the box.
  • measure out just enough paper *the secret is NOT using too much paper, which causes the bulkiness and sloppy folds. Ends should just overlap a few inches on the sides of the box.
  • pull paper tightly, folding cut edge underneath to create a clean closure.
  •  use sharp scissors or rotary cutter to cut paper.
  • secure with clear tape or double sided tape for a clean look.
  • for the sides: flatten the paper against the high part of the box.
  • You’ll create two little wings that stick out, take each wing and fold against the box to create a triangle, using your fingernail to crease the sides, so that it looks clean and crisp. Fold over and secure in place with tape.
  • Repeat on other side.
  • Flip box over and it’s ready to embellish with ribbons, fresh greens and ornaments.






 WRAPPING PAPER I LOVE



 EMBELLISHMENTS + TOOLS



December 4, 2017

HOLIDAY GIFT WRAPPING

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