Fancily wrapped presents will always impress but let’s be honest- who has time for that this time of year? Here are a few ideas you can really work with, less over-the-the top but still impressive.
My favorite is the scrappy junk bow- made with leftover ribbon ends, rick rack, yarn and lace with buttons, beads (clay bead pictured) or gift tag tied in the middle.
Paper monogrammed letters cut out of cardstock or other paper source. (Martha Stewart)
Fabric wrapping paper, I know what you’re thinking… the kids will have this unwrapped the minute I turn my back… perhaps use this method for older kids and adults. It’s just so eco-friendly and easy for a fabric collector like myself. (Merriment Events)
Good old rubber stamps- add a name, phrase or just go crazy on plain brown paper with your collection of stamps. (Redesign Revolution)
Paper cupcake liners as flowers. (Notions Handmade)
Popsicle sticks and yarn as name tags. (A Little Hut)
A bit of fresh rosemary, other herb or winter greenery to freshen up the look, I also love the newsprint wrapping. (Refinery 29)
Yarn, I don’t know about you, but I have oodles of yarn just waiting to be knitted (not likely) or put to good use wrapping something. (Tip Junkie)
Simple, easy and darling- brown paper, twine, lace doiley, and a deer friend picture. (Unicorn Dream Magazine)
Another junk bow, because there is no right or wrong answer on this one. Created from what crafty leftover lay about the room. Paper, trim, ribbon, lace, fabric scraps, whatever you’ve got handy, all tied together and looing fantastic. (TOWF)
Lace as ribbon. I have a box of different colored lace and I love this idea. (Boxwood Clippings)