Do it yourself · Gifts

Pretty Presents

You know the people that go out of their way to wrap their presents beautifully? I decided I wanted to be one of those people this year….but of course not spend a ton. Low and behold my challenge to use stuff around the house to dress up presents began.

Using old Christmas decor was out because I had either sold or given away all of that the previous year. And then I remembered I had some greenery in one of my bathrooms that I was just over. Thus began the tearing/ripping/cutting apart of said greenery. Once dissembled I used spray paint I already had and went to town.

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My three year old had a blast helping me hunt for pine cones down by the pond in our neighborhood. The ribbon and paper came from Hobby Lobby during their 50% off sale and all other items were from the greenery.

No greenery? Be creative. I also used some leftover tissue paper and brown craft paper on one present *cute little Christmas drawings on the paper would be oh so sweet.

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You can also use old ornaments, little themed gadgets depending on the gift (a little spatula tied to the front for a kitchen gift, a unique piece of candy tied to the outside would go well with any gift).

How do you wrap? Are you a duct tape and newspaper person or do you go all out and make my attempt look shabby? ; ) Please do tell!

 

 

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