Monday, December 13, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday: Frugal. Fun. Festive. Holiday Wrapping Ideas

Tis the season…to wrap gifts! I have always loved wrapping gifts. I remember loving it as a kid and at Christmas time I would always watch my mom wrap gifts in ways that simply amazed me. She always says, "It's all in the presentation." With a family of my own and a million more gifts to wrap I wanted to follow in her footsteps and create memorable, fabulous wrappings that wont break the bank.


Here are 10 Holiday wrapping ideas that can spruce up any of your Holiday gifts this season...

  1. Buttons- This year I wanted my packages to have a glamorous feel, but yet still feel hand-crafted. So this year I am using buttons. Oh friends, there are some fabulous DIY wrappings using buttons. You think I am kidding, take a look... 
  2. Brown Paper – I used this for all of my gifts this year. I wrapped all our boxed gifts in plain brown paper, tied them with simple red twine. They look just adorable. I can't wait for the boys teachers to get their gifts this week!
  3. Glass Jars – You can use these for so many things. Why not use them for wrapping presents. Make some cookies, buckeyes, homemade fudge put it in the glass jars add a ribbon and a ornament and there you have a fabulous presentation {with some goodies inside}.
  4. Clear Cellophane – I use this ALL THE TIME. It's my go to for almost any occasion. Especially for a gift basket or box where you want the gifts to be visible. 
  5. Cake Ribbon- Adds such a luxe look. This adds a bling factor to any gift. Use your normal brown paper bags add this fabulous ribbon and look at what you can create.  
  6. Recipes – For the cooking lover in your family... Print out their favorite recipes and use them to wrap a cookbook or even, a batch of sugar cookies in a box. Add a cute little red bow or twine and there you go.  
  7. Gold Tissue Paper- Add a simple Stationary Sticker and seriously anyone who receives this will LOVE it. I know, I would. 
  8. Glassine Bags- You can use anything around the house and add twine to it. You can create a handmade fabulous look. Seriously, look at this DIY project that is to DIE FOR. Yep, your drooling. It's fabulous, right?
  9. Fun with Fonts- Perfection for typeography lovers. So simple. So Chic.  
  10. Photographs – You can’t wrap a gift in a photograph without ruining the photo but you can still use it to add some style. Try wrapping the gift in plain white paper and add a holiday-themed photo, like one of these. Wow factor at hardly any cost. 
Do you use the same hum drum Christmas wrapping paper? Try something different this year. It doesn't have to be expensive at all. Be Creative. Be Fun. Be Fabulous! Be Merry!
This post is linked up to Top Ten Tuesday at Oh Amanda ...Go check it out!


  1. My mom always puts a ton of work and extra loving touch to her gift wrapping. She would even put "clues" on the tags of some of our presents. Enjoy your creative wrapping!

  2. I LOVE the idea of putting "clues" on the tags! What a fun idea. I am going to do this with my boys. They will love it. Thanks for sharing!!! :)

  3. Love these ideas, Maria...might have to try some of these out :) Merry Christmas to you and all of your men at the castle

  4. Glad you liked them, Davina! Merry Christmas to you my friend!

  5. Absolutely fabulous suggestion! I have a button obsession- only makes sense I should incorporate them into my wrapping!



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