35 MORE ways to rock a Christmas gift- an encore!

?A reminder that the last day to place holiday orders for my online shop is this Sunday, Dec. 15th

Well hello there….hope you are doing well. Snow is falling here…so it feels like the festive season is official:)? I had intended to post on my holiday decor but alas I am not quite ready and have yet to take pictures (hopefully tomorrow). I think its safe to say the Christmas chaos has officially begun! I bet this post has many of you knee deep in wrapping paper, tape and ribbon…..and playing Santa’s wrapping elf!

?I do love wrapping gifts but have to admit so far I have only wrapped one (maybe that’s because that is all I have bought so far:) But many things have been ordered and I will be looking for daily visits from the big brown truck.? This post is therefore quite timely I would imagine for many of us.

My 35 ways to rock a Christmas present post last year was incredibly popular. I still get tons of visits to it and see many images from it on Pinterest so an encore felt appropriate. Let’s face it….when you aren’t under pressure, wrapping a gift can be such fun. A great way to make something special feel extraordinary. Who doesn’t love to receive a beautifully packaged gift, I know I do (hint hint to any of my family members reading this:)

I got many ideas from this post and I think if you take away one thing, it should be that even with simple objects like pine cones, a few sprigs of greenery and a pretty ribbon, you can make a gift look magical! Do you have any tried and true gift wrapping secrets? Do tell…..

1. Heather Bullard is a total giftwrap goddess

2.Velvet ribbon is my absolute fave….adding any kind of pretty adornment is the icing on the cake
3. These feel wonderfully old fashioned……love the look!
4. I love the idea of adding a great big red and white candycane lollipop to a gift to make it feel festive!
5. I LOVE mossy green anything and with a big luxurious bow…it is total perfection!

?6. Love the simplicity of adding a little twine and a candycane to any gift…so pretty and old fashioned!

7. I may steal this idea…..print up a bunch of stickers bearing a holiday message and from you and place atop ribbon…..easy and so custom feeling! Cassandra

8. Polka dots never looked so sophisticated…love the idea of adding little balls!

9. Simple kraft paper can easily be jazzed up with a gorgeous ribbon and burlap, so pretty!

10. LOVE this idea and will be trying it on a few presents this year for sure!

?11. Love the idea of adding a pretty little berry wreath with a lovely tag on simple paper….

12.? Kraft paper need not be boring, jazz it up with some fun ribbon, and a cute tag…and you are good to go

13. Brown ribbon can make any present feel luxurious! M.Stewart

14.? This is super luxe. I love the rich mossy green velvet ribbon and croc embossed paper, so elegant! Carolyne Roehme

15. Simple paper gets dolled up with festive red ribbons and jingle bells..this is such fun!
16.This is such fun…getting plain black matte paper and a white marker or chalk and doodling away!

17. Amazing what a little gingham ribbon, a sprig of greenery and kraft paper can do!
18. Love the big bright shiny ribbon with an adorable tag

19. Unique and custom feeling gifts are only limited by your imagination

20. Who wouldn’t love to receive a gift this pretty!

21. How about adding a photograph to customize even the simplest wrapped gift? So clever! Julia Banner
22. Wrap it up in something unexpected like a bright cheery color!
23. LOVE the idea of customizing a gift with pictures…brilliant and so easy!
24. Festive and elegant….all because of a little greenery!
25. Isnt’ the idea of adding a broach so amazingly pretty?
26. Wrap it up in a shirt…fun!
?27. Beautiful crocheted ribbon makes this gift look too pretty to open!

?28. A little bling always works!
?29. Any gift is made beautiful with a big beautiful green bow
?30. This is almost too beautiful to open…love it
?31. Pinecones to me, are the best deal out there for so many purposes.
?32.? Make your Christmas cheer pink…love the punch of color!

?33.Simple crafty type papers and tags plus raffia all found at your local craft store can make one heck of a beautiful gift.

?34. This is one of my favorite looks…and it’s so easy! A few sprigs, a glue gun and mini pinecones!

35. The holidays is the perfect time to “bling it up” when it comes to gift wrapping!

Hope you saw something that maybe? has inspired you to put a little finesse on that next package you wrap. What is your favorite look? Natural? Blingy? Red and green? Any special gift wrapping tips you would like to share…please do by all means, need all the tips I can gather:)

Don’t? forget to enter the giveaway for not one but TWO HomeGoods giftcard giveaways! Click here for details…winners to be announced Friday morning!?

Thanks for stopping in, wishing you a fabulous day….ho ho ho!

35 MORE ways to rock a Christmas gift- an encore!

 A reminder that the last day to place holiday orders for my online shop is this Sunday, Dec. 15th

Well hello there….hope you are doing well. Snow is falling here…so it feels like the festive season is official:)  I had intended to post on my holiday decor but alas I am not quite ready and have yet to take pictures (hopefully tomorrow). I think its safe to say the Christmas chaos has officially begun! I bet this post has many of you knee deep in wrapping paper, tape and ribbon…..and playing Santa’s wrapping elf!

 I do love wrapping gifts but have to admit so far I have only wrapped one (maybe that’s because that is all I have bought so far:) But many things have been ordered and I will be looking for daily visits from the big brown truck.  This post is therefore quite timely I would imagine for many of us.

My 35 ways to rock a Christmas present post last year was incredibly popular. I still get tons of visits to it and see many images from it on Pinterest so an encore felt appropriate. Let’s face it….when you aren’t under pressure, wrapping a gift can be such fun. A great way to make something special feel extraordinary. Who doesn’t love to receive a beautifully packaged gift, I know I do (hint hint to any of my family members reading this:)

I got many ideas from this post and I think if you take away one thing, it should be that even with simple objects like pine cones, a few sprigs of greenery and a pretty ribbon, you can make a gift look magical! Do you have any tried and true gift wrapping secrets? Do tell…..

1. Heather Bullard is a total giftwrap goddess

2.Velvet ribbon is my absolute fave….adding any kind of pretty adornment is the icing on the cake
3. These feel wonderfully old fashioned……love the look!
4. I love the idea of adding a great big red and white candycane lollipop to a gift to make it feel festive!
5. I LOVE mossy green anything and with a big luxurious bow…it is total perfection!

 6. Love the simplicity of adding a little twine and a candycane to any gift…so pretty and old fashioned!

7. I may steal this idea…..print up a bunch of stickers bearing a holiday message and from you and place atop ribbon…..easy and so custom feeling! Cassandra

8. Polka dots never looked so sophisticated…love the idea of adding little balls!

9. Simple kraft paper can easily be jazzed up with a gorgeous ribbon and burlap, so pretty!

10. LOVE this idea and will be trying it on a few presents this year for sure!

 11. Love the idea of adding a pretty little berry wreath with a lovely tag on simple paper….

12.  Kraft paper need not be boring, jazz it up with some fun ribbon, and a cute tag…and you are good to go

13. Brown ribbon can make any present feel luxurious! M.Stewart

14.  This is super luxe. I love the rich mossy green velvet ribbon and croc embossed paper, so elegant! Carolyne Roehme

15. Simple paper gets dolled up with festive red ribbons and jingle bells..this is such fun!
16.This is such fun…getting plain black matte paper and a white marker or chalk and doodling away!

17. Amazing what a little gingham ribbon, a sprig of greenery and kraft paper can do!
18. Love the big bright shiny ribbon with an adorable tag

19. Unique and custom feeling gifts are only limited by your imagination

20. Who wouldn’t love to receive a gift this pretty!

21. How about adding a photograph to customize even the simplest wrapped gift? So clever! Julia Banner
22. Wrap it up in something unexpected like a bright cheery color!
23. LOVE the idea of customizing a gift with pictures…brilliant and so easy!
24. Festive and elegant….all because of a little greenery!
25. Isnt’ the idea of adding a broach so amazingly pretty?
26. Wrap it up in a shirt…fun!
 27. Beautiful crocheted ribbon makes this gift look too pretty to open!

 28. A little bling always works!
 29. Any gift is made beautiful with a big beautiful green bow
 30. This is almost too beautiful to open…love it
 31. Pinecones to me, are the best deal out there for so many purposes.
 32.  Make your Christmas cheer pink…love the punch of color!

 33.Simple crafty type papers and tags plus raffia all found at your local craft store can make one heck of a beautiful gift.

 34. This is one of my favorite looks…and it’s so easy! A few sprigs, a glue gun and mini pinecones!

35. The holidays is the perfect time to “bling it up” when it comes to gift wrapping!

Hope you saw something that maybe  has inspired you to put a little finesse on that next package you wrap. What is your favorite look? Natural? Blingy? Red and green? Any special gift wrapping tips you would like to share…please do by all means, need all the tips I can gather:)

Don’t  forget to enter the giveaway for not one but TWO HomeGoods giftcard giveaways! Click here for details…winners to be announced Friday morning! 

Thanks for stopping in, wishing you a fabulous day….ho ho ho!

35 amazing ways to rock a Christmas present!!!!!!

Good morning….well its clear that we are officially in the serious season of gift wrap overload. I mean this is when you need to get those fingers at their peak performance, making sure they are ready to do some serious overtime. No rest for the weary, survival of the fittest. All ten count. I must admit, it can take me awhile to warm up to the idea that the holiday frenzy is here, but once I commit to it, I jump right in and go full throttle and when I get into my gift wrap, I really get into ?my gift wrap.?

Normally I will start by conventionally wrapping a gift with pretty paper, some kind of ribbon, ?a name tag, insert it under tree and repeat. Then as the creative gift wrapping juices get flowing I stare with?new found creativity under the tree and promptly remove all the gifts, furiously attaching all sorts of ribbons, adornments, pine cones, glittery objects,??mini ornaments, candy canes, you name it to said packages, and voila new and enhanced gifts are then replaced under the tree and suddenly its really starting to look a lot like Christmas!! So today is all about beautiful ways to wrap up those presents we all no doubt have. Some creative ways to get the job done. Have some interesting creative tips you want to share? Please do!

Ahhhh…damask paper, silver silky ribbon, and sprayed silver adorments….perfection! C.Roehm

Love this idea, white paper, colorful ribbon and attaching a fun Christmas candy like a candycane or lollipop, definitely trying this! Good Housekeeping
Rich reds and oranges with?same colored ribbons make for fabulously festive gifts, C.Roehm

Simple brown paper with ivy leaves and berries ala Martha Stewart, creative!

These are just gorgeous! If you want to get really clever and creative, take a box and wrap candies or hot glue flowers over them, tie up with pretty ribbon! Becky Luigart-Stayner
Cannot imagine gift wrap any prettier than these in all the beautiful earthy colors !! The Bella Life
Solid papers with live greens and/or berries makes for a festive package, Martha Stewart
LOVE this!!! Gorgeous shimmery metallic papers adorned with silver ribbons and adornments that have been sprayed silver, does it get any prettier? Carolyn Roehm
This is fun! Brown craft paper with adhesive letters to spell out persons name (you can buy these at Michaels)
Love the idea of attaching a few small metallic ornaments to a box, instant way to add a little glam to a gift, Goodhouse
I like the idea of a simple gift wrap with a little jingle bell! Martha Stewart
Who would have thought silver tissue paper adorned with assorted beautiful ribbons could look so pretty? Martha Stewart
How about taking simple craft paper and adorning it with a fancy costume jewelry broach and ribbon! Heather Bullard
Beautiful metallics and browns are a beautiful way to jazz up a gift! The window scene
I like layering ribbons, a flat ribbon with a curly ribbon on top when you are feeling really ambitious, gives it a little “pop”, Goodhouse
Pinecones can be one of the least expensive and most decorative ways to dress up a package
Talk about creative but chic! Newspaper with a big tag with recipients initial! Craftingchics
Love this sheet music paper, wrapped with a pretty green bow and a few little bells, so elegant! Country Living
Aboslutely love this and will give it a go…….How about adding black and white photos to the front of a gift! Love it!
Decadent paper, a silky wide ribbon and a small flower cluster is the picture of holiday elegance ala Carolyn Roehm
Who wouldnt’ want to receive a gift like this with a little added Christmas bling! BHG
Something very charming and nostalgic about this craft paper and gingham fabric used in place of ribbon, very sweet. Old charm
Love the ideas of letting kids design their own giftwrap and have done this myself, Martha Stewart
Love this idea, for favors or small gifts, putting them in burlap sacks and adorning them with holly and berries, Southern Living
Or dress up a special gift with fresh holiday flowers! Southern Living
I have done something like this often for birthdays and other occasions besides Christmas, take a simple paper, get a big initial and a flower or fresh greenery, get your glue gun ready and go!
Notonthehighstreet
Sometimes just choosing a really beautiful and elegant paper with a pretty ribbon is enough, Heather Bullard
Not all gifts must come in a box and paper, how about a favorited baked good or candy given in a pretty little ice bucket and wrapped up with a beautiful ribbon!
Love this idea, a neat vintage looking postcard of a place that has meaning to the recipient, perhaps a place you visited together or a somewhere you want to go! Fantastic…Songbird
Sometimes, less is more like using a plain colored wrapping paper and adding a festive tartan bow! Familyfun
Look at this chic animal print paper in rich browns and greens topped with colorful ribbons, berries and mini pinecones…fabulous! Carolyn Roehm
When in doubt….go all out, on color that is! How about neon pink and green, that is bound to wake everyone up Christmas morning! Fourteen feet ceilings
Sometimes, even household staples can be used for pretty wrapping, like a newspaper cut into a flower or craft paper or a comic book page or tying with simple twine, Ellinee
Stickers have never been big bigger, get ?plain paper and get creative with stickers!! MS
Using rich velvet ribbon is a surefire way to dress up an elegant gift!!
So….get your glue gun out and ready to do battle, start stretching those fingers…its time to get to work! ?The season is here and in full swing! Hope you got some ideas and would love to hear if you have some of your own! Happy wrapping!

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35 amazing ways to rock a Christmas present!!!!!!

Good morning….well its clear that we are officially in the serious season of gift wrap overload. I mean this is when you need to get those fingers at their peak performance, making sure they are ready to do some serious overtime. No rest for the weary, survival of the fittest. All ten count. I must admit, it can take me awhile to warm up to the idea that the holiday frenzy is here, but once I commit to it, I jump right in and go full throttle and when I get into my gift wrap, I really get into  my gift wrap. 
Normally I will start by conventionally wrapping a gift with pretty paper, some kind of ribbon,  a name tag, insert it under tree and repeat. Then as the creative gift wrapping juices get flowing I stare with new found creativity under the tree and promptly remove all the gifts, furiously attaching all sorts of ribbons, adornments, pine cones, glittery objects,  mini ornaments, candy canes, you name it to said packages, and voila new and enhanced gifts are then replaced under the tree and suddenly its really starting to look a lot like Christmas!! So today is all about beautiful ways to wrap up those presents we all no doubt have. Some creative ways to get the job done. Have some interesting creative tips you want to share? Please do!

Ahhhh…damask paper, silver silky ribbon, and sprayed silver adorments….perfection! C.Roehm

Love this idea, white paper, colorful ribbon and attaching a fun Christmas candy like a candycane or lollipop, definitely trying this! Good Housekeeping
Rich reds and oranges with same colored ribbons make for fabulously festive gifts, C.Roehm

Simple brown paper with ivy leaves and berries ala Martha Stewart, creative!

These are just gorgeous! If you want to get really clever and creative, take a box and wrap candies or hot glue flowers over them, tie up with pretty ribbon! Becky Luigart-Stayner
Cannot imagine gift wrap any prettier than these in all the beautiful earthy colors !! The Bella Life
Solid papers with live greens and/or berries makes for a festive package, Martha Stewart
LOVE this!!! Gorgeous shimmery metallic papers adorned with silver ribbons and adornments that have been sprayed silver, does it get any prettier? Carolyn Roehm
This is fun! Brown craft paper with adhesive letters to spell out persons name (you can buy these at Michaels)
Love the idea of attaching a few small metallic ornaments to a box, instant way to add a little glam to a gift, Goodhouse
I like the idea of a simple gift wrap with a little jingle bell! Martha Stewart
Who would have thought silver tissue paper adorned with assorted beautiful ribbons could look so pretty? Martha Stewart
How about taking simple craft paper and adorning it with a fancy costume jewelry broach and ribbon! Heather Bullard
Beautiful metallics and browns are a beautiful way to jazz up a gift! The window scene
I like layering ribbons, a flat ribbon with a curly ribbon on top when you are feeling really ambitious, gives it a little “pop”, Goodhouse
Pinecones can be one of the least expensive and most decorative ways to dress up a package
Talk about creative but chic! Newspaper with a big tag with recipients initial! Craftingchics
Love this sheet music paper, wrapped with a pretty green bow and a few little bells, so elegant! Country Living
Aboslutely love this and will give it a go…….How about adding black and white photos to the front of a gift! Love it!
Decadent paper, a silky wide ribbon and a small flower cluster is the picture of holiday elegance ala Carolyn Roehm
Who wouldnt’ want to receive a gift like this with a little added Christmas bling! BHG
Something very charming and nostalgic about this craft paper and gingham fabric used in place of ribbon, very sweet. Old charm
Love the ideas of letting kids design their own giftwrap and have done this myself, Martha Stewart
Love this idea, for favors or small gifts, putting them in burlap sacks and adorning them with holly and berries, Southern Living
Or dress up a special gift with fresh holiday flowers! Southern Living
I have done something like this often for birthdays and other occasions besides Christmas, take a simple paper, get a big initial and a flower or fresh greenery, get your glue gun ready and go!
Notonthehighstreet
Sometimes just choosing a really beautiful and elegant paper with a pretty ribbon is enough, Heather Bullard
Not all gifts must come in a box and paper, how about a favorited baked good or candy given in a pretty little ice bucket and wrapped up with a beautiful ribbon!
Love this idea, a neat vintage looking postcard of a place that has meaning to the recipient, perhaps a place you visited together or a somewhere you want to go! Fantastic…Songbird
Sometimes, less is more like using a plain colored wrapping paper and adding a festive tartan bow! Familyfun
Look at this chic animal print paper in rich browns and greens topped with colorful ribbons, berries and mini pinecones…fabulous! Carolyn Roehm
When in doubt….go all out, on color that is! How about neon pink and green, that is bound to wake everyone up Christmas morning! Fourteen feet ceilings
Sometimes, even household staples can be used for pretty wrapping, like a newspaper cut into a flower or craft paper or a comic book page or tying with simple twine, Ellinee
Stickers have never been big bigger, get  plain paper and get creative with stickers!! MS
Using rich velvet ribbon is a surefire way to dress up an elegant gift!!
So….get your glue gun out and ready to do battle, start stretching those fingers…its time to get to work!  The season is here and in full swing! Hope you got some ideas and would love to hear if you have some of your own! Happy wrapping!

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