One of my ALL-TIME favorite family Christmas traditions is wrapping gifts. Ever since I was 5, I can remember my mom letting us wrap our own gifts. We would sit in our living room surrounded by gifts and hand picked wrapping paper and, one by one, we wrapped each and every gift. Some good, a lot bad, but the fun was that each gift was crafted in love and laughter.
Looking back, I think the reason I loved wrapping paper so much was because it forced all of us to sit together and make memories. My mom would watch us. Just far enough to make us feel like big kids but close enough to hear us talk about our Christmas wish lists and dreams for the new year. It’s probably why my obsession with christmas is with giving gifts rather than receiving them.
Personally, I think it makes a HUGE difference when gifts are wrapped in a special or personalized paper. I always get so excited when I see the new wrapping ideas of the season. So when I came up with the this post, I made sure that each wrapper was personal and under a budget!
Use plain kraft paper
Instead of buying traditional printer paper, I bought Brown Kraft Paper from Hobby Lobby. For about $10 you can get 200 ft of brown Kraft paper. I bought mine from Hobby Lobby but you can order them on Amazon (here and here)! I also found out you can grab some from the Dollar Tree for even cheaper!
Take apart Christmas Picks!
Instead of using remade ribbons, I took apart Christmas picks and used them as little accents for each gift. I got one pick for $1.50 from Hobby Lobby and took it apart. Each pick is about 15 pieces. Another awesome option if you have a real tree or grow your own herbs is to use real Christmas trimmings or pieces of Rosemary. It’ll make your gift look and smell amazing!
Accent with Festive Twine
I bought Christmas colored twine from Home Goods and it was so cheap! I definitely got enough to last a couple of years! If you don’t have a craft store near by, try here! I used a generous amount of twine to hold the pick accent and bring the whole gift together.
Personalize with Calligraphy!
I, by no means, am a calligrapher. But I looked up some examples on Pinterest, practiced with pencil, and then traced over it with a gold Sharpie! They came out so cute and really gives the perfect touch to each gift! If you don’t feel confident in your penmanship, try stencils or stamps!
This is such an affordable way to make your gifts stand out! I’ve also linked my outfit below. My sweater is sold out, but I’ve listed similar sweaters that happen to be on sale! I hope that each of your have an amazing Christmas and safe travels to your destination!
Thank you so much for reading along this year. It means the world. <3
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