Every year I purchase a few rolls of coordinating wrapping papers, tags and ribbons that help make wrapping up all the holiday gifts a little easier and look pretty too! However, as much I love the convenience of those store bought supplies, I do still enjoy doing something a little extra special for a few of the gifts that I give to my family.
Creating your own gift wrap may take a bit more time, but it does not have to cost a lot of money.
I purchased the brown paper at the dollar store and used left over ribbon from last year’s Christmas decorating. The paint and wood embellishments are from the craft store and only cost a few dollars. The one thing I did splurge on was one yard of flannel fabric for $5.00. If you have an old flannel sheet that would work great too and you could wrap a lot more packages!
I also decided to add a touch of sparkle to the tags using some gold paints that I had and painters tape to make the stripes nice and straight.
These gifts were super easy and fun to wrap. I started by figuring out the length and width of the fabric I would need to wrap around each box. Then I folded and pressed the edges with my iron. Next, I used my glue gun to secure everything in place, applying just a small amount the bow, tags and to the ends of the fabric and ribbon on the back side of the package. Finally, I painted the tags, writing the names on the back and that was it!
I love how cozy the flannel makes these packages look and feel and I can’t wait for my family to open them on Christmas morning!
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit today, especially during this busy holiday season!