I can't believe Christmas is less than two weeks away! I swear I remember 4th of July like it was yesterday. It's funny how quickly time passes the older you get. You really have to make a conscious effort to LIVE out each day and do things you truly enjoy. Wrapping Christmas presents is probably one of my favorite past times. It's unfortunate for me that it only comes once a year but it's something I truly enjoy and don't mind spending my time doing. If you think customizing your wrapping is costly or tedious you're luckily mistaken.
For starters I try to stick to a neutral roll of paper and always have Walmart's craft paper on hand for under $5 dollars. They carry several different brands but they all serve the same purpose. T.J.maxx carries a wide variety of ribbons, lace, and unique 'toppings' I usually add to the top of my Christmas gifts. This year I got both the mini Christmas trees and pinecones from Walmart. The mini Christmas trees were only $74 cents a piece and the pinecones were nine for a dollar. My red ribbon came from T.J.maxx and each roll was $6.99. Since my gift boxes are solid white I try to make sure my tissue paper is a fun print. If craft paper isn't your jam you can still add pinecones, velvet ribbon, and dried berries to the top of your gifts.
This year I wrapped all of my boxes in craft paper, tied red ribbon around each gift 3 times, and either tied pinecones to the ribbon OR wrapped the ribbon right over each mini Christmas tree. If you want to take it a step further you can always use a glue stick to hold down the folded edges or use double stick tape on the inside of your corners. Fancy, right?! I didn't do that this year because I have a puppy who seems to get into everything but knowing myself I'll probably go back and fix it before Christmas (which is annoying)! You can always add mini wreaths, small trumpets, music notes, jingle bells, or mini ornaments to any of your holiday gifts.
If you have questions or still feel stuck trying to spruce up your Christmas wrapping, leave a comment below. Happy Holiday's and Merry Christmas!
All selections and opinions in this post are my own.