WRAP IT UP IN STYLE

I’m officially kicking off the holidays around here. I thought it would be fun to share with you some gift wrapping ideas to get you in the mood! If you are like me you have a stash of boxes. Sometimes, it’s hard to see past the boring exterior. Well I’m here to help with a few simple ideas using some basic crafting supplies. You might want to swing by your local craft store and grab a few stamps and ink if you don’t own any because this week I’ll be showing you how to put them to good use.

 

Just cut a strip of cardstock as wide as your box and wrap around and tape on the bottom. Great way to use up your stash. Use strips of burlap or this amazing burlap ribbon by Stampin’up! And last but certainly not least add a big button for a fun element. It’s actually a gift in itself too. (These specific wood buttons will be available in my shop later this week) The adorable greeting for the tag is also found at stampinup.com too. Here’s a little tip- Keep silver and gold sewing thread on hand when you are wrapping your gifts. It is the perfect way to add a little sparkle!

Again I just added a little polka dot patterned paper to my box, cut some greenery from a garland and hung a little tag that I handstamped using a $1 bin stamp from Joann’s. Don’t be afraid to mix a little silver and gold they play very nice together as you can see. Another great tip when you are wrapping is to have plenty of little clothspins of all sizes. They are a super easy way to attach anything to your package.

This is a white box and I simply added some polka dot vellum to add a little extra dimension and interest and simply cut a large snowflake from my Silhouette Cameo using a shape from their library. They have so many to choose from – good luck! I’ve added some gold tinsel thread to the center and glued down a pretty little button for the finishing touch. If you don’t have access to a cameo you can handcut some snowflakes, make some from sticks, ¬†use snowflake ornaments. Possibilites are endless.

This is a box that was previously used and I thought it would be fun to simple use some kraft wrap and finish off the edge with my sewing machine. But before I did that I stamped a little tag and stitched it right along the edge. So easy! It needed a little something more so I added a little paper bow. This specific one is from mftstamps.com You can find these dies and patterns all over the internet.

I hope you have a few ideas of how you can wrap your gifts for special friends and family. Come back tomorrow for another fun idea! Live Inspired XOXO- Amy

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