Christmas is in 3 days and I hardly have time to properly feed and bathe myself, let alone write a thoughtful and complicated DIY project. So instead, I’m taking you home with me to wrap some presents. True fact- I have never purchased wrapping paper in my life, it seems so unnecessary when my scrap paper pile is always sky high. I have a proven 3 step method for wrapping presents, a simple paper found at home, a creative ribbon substitute with a tied on embellishment, easy and guaranteed cute every time! -amy m.
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What you’ll need:
- assorted papers, I used wax paper, an inside out trader joes bag and an old map
- a ribbon substitute, I used bakers twine, raffia and bias tape
- a small extra add-on, I used Christmas ornaments, an old postcard and a spare snip of greens
My first present is wrapped with an inside trader joe’s bag, tied with simple raffia and has a bit o tree trimming tucked inside. The utilitarian gift tag is from the stationary store, aprox. $4 for a million. I also used an old map for another present, when tied with bakers twine and Christmas bulbs it looks festive but not “make you gag” holiday. Wax paper, a vintage postcard and a clip-on earring also make a cute present and cost next to nothing. Don’t stress about the wrapping- like your mom said, it’s what’s on the inside that counts.