Oh wow, this month sure is flying by! Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? I honestly can’t believe it, but I am excited to say I am just about done! In a matter of days I went from feeling super stressed out that it was December and I had’t even started thinking about gift ideas, to doing a happy dance in my pj’s, thanks to the convenience of online shopping and free shipping. As I get older I find myself enjoying going out to shop much less than I used to and this is especially true when it’s cold outside. Between waiting in long lines, crowds and the chilly temperatures, I would much rather stay cozy and warm in my flannel’s and fuzzy slippers and shop from home.
Whether you’re ready to start wrapping up all those gifts or if you haven’t even started shopping yet, today I have blog party that you won’t want to miss! I am so excited to be joining a group of fabulous bloggers and sweet friends that will each be sharing their holiday gift wrapping ideas!
My wrapping may not be Pinterest worthy, but it was so easy to do and a thrifty alternative to traditional wrapping paper. Cutting out all the leaves did take some time, but it was so worth it because I am loving how this felt wreath package turned out. Now, I realize no one has the time to wrap all of their gifts like this, but for just a few it’s a nice way to add a special touch. These were so fun to make that I can’t wait to make more!
Here’s how simple this was to do. Start by wrapping the box in postal wrapping paper and then grab a bowl from the kitchen and trace with a pencil onto the package. Then, while your watching your favorite holiday movie or in my case, catching up on my Bravo shows, start cutting out your leaves. I picked up three different shades of green felt at the craft store which I think were 20 cents each. The next part is where you really start to have some fun and get creative. There is really no right way to do the leaves. I chose to use one color as the base and then use the other two to create a pattern. To complete the look of this bright and festive little package I added some glittery pom poms and a bow. I used my low temp glue gun to attach everything.
This is gift wrapping the kids can help with too!
Here’s a peek of the packages under the tree on our back porch. I can’t wait to share a holiday tour of the porch next week!
Be sure to stop by each of the blogs in the tour where you will find lots of creative and inspiring holiday gift wrapping ideas! A big thank you to Julie of Lilacs and Longhorns for hosting this super fun party!