Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Parcels {wrap it up}

I wanted to do something different for wrapping this year. I didn’t want to buy the typical wrap from the store. I found this plain brown paper wrap on my Ikea trip and knew it would be perfect for what I had in mind.

Of course we need ribbon. Have I ever told you about my obsession with ribbon? Well, quite frankly I love it. I blame my mother who shares the same delight in pretty ribbon. There is always a present that needs wrapping!

This variety is from the dollar store, Michael’s on sale last year, and Fabricland.
The bells were also a boxing day special from last year.

Think about doing a few bands of different ribbon. Add little accessories,
like a bell or a small metal rustic star.

If you are not a good bow “tie –er”, do a simple knot, it looks just as lovely.
I used this cardboard reindeer ornament as a name tag.

This ribbon has wire edges to give it the crinkle.

pretty presents
This is the pile for now. Still waiting for some online orders to arrive.
I honestly enjoy the wrapping as much as the giving. Can’t wait to place them under our tree, which we are going to pick up at this event!

What’s your wrapping style?


Teresa said...

No blaming me! Maybe a little.

Marlene Hielema said...

Hi Shannon, Great blog you got here! How are you? Congrats on your wedding too! Marlene

Marlene Hielema said...

Oh, and almost forgot to add, "Can you come over and wrap my presents?" It's the thing I like the least, though I do appreciate a good wrapper!

Alyssa said...

Last year I started using only handmade tags, and that was a real hit. I love your idea for the ribbon —I've a real weakness for it, too!—, and I think I may go with that this year. My daughter has a tendency to keep any doo-dads she gets on her packages, so it'll be great for her!

Missy said...

I love using twine...or wired ribbon in festive gold or silver. Sometimes I will use bookmarks for tags - especially for my family and friends who enjoy reading. Or chocolate candy bars wrapped in festive Christmas foil wrapping paper.