I love a beautifully wrapped present, but to be honest...I seldom "spend the extra" to turn gifts into "pieces of art." I've always opted to spend the extra on the present rather than the wrapping. BUT in the back of my mind there is always this idea of a "Country Christmas" where the presents are wrapped in brown paper and tied up with a fabric bow. This year I decided to make it happen --- I bought the brown paper at Dollar General and bought 1 1/2 yards of burgundy gingham material that I tore in strips to create the "ragged edge" look. Instead of buying tags, I simply stamped "To: From:" on the package and added a few stitched looking hearts and stars (with stamps as well). I'm very pleased with the outcome --- it's what I've envisioned now for several years, but never took the time (or spent the money!) to make it happen!
(Another option for country look would be white butcher paper tied up with blue and white gingham material -- maybe I'll try that next year!)
- Our Sheltering Tree post by Melanie
- Our Sheltering Tree post by Pam - creative gift that doesn't need wrapping!
- It's a Wrap
- Fun Ways to Wrap Gifts (no pictures, but good ideas!!)
- 20 Frugal ways to wrap presents
- Boxes, Baskets, Bags, and Bows from my favorite inspiration source --Splitcoast Stampers!!
- Contain Yourself form Splitcoast Stampers