Holiday Wrap Up! Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas

Holiday gift wrapping ideas begin with a bit of imagination and a boatload of inspiration.

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Turn on the Christmas lights, turn up the holiday music, spice up a beverage and let the holiday gift wrapping ideas begin.

I’m inspired to get the most bang for the buck with my wrap artistry. Ingenuity is the mother of impressed oohs and awes, and these holiday gift wrapping ideas deliver like FedEx at the holidays.

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Christmas gifts bagged in burlap, tagged with printable chalkboard sentiments, and bowed in red were the under the tree hit last year.  My nephews repurposed the burlap bags into cowboy boot holders.  I do like an idea that offers a 2-for-1 purpose.

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Burlap Bags

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For the Louisiana -Sportsman’s Paradise members of the Places In The Home gang, this fa la la la lovely mock crocodile wrapping paper is for y’all.

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Chinoiserie, zebra print and toile wallpaper remnants from a recent install makes excellent designer wrapping paper.  Other house favorites include vintage inspired embellishments, crystal buttons and mercury glass ornaments.

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A skeleton tassel tied with gold glitter tulle and fresh balsam pine serves as a beautiful tie-on.

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A deconstructed balsam wreath and shrub boxwood provide fresh cuttings to accent natural raffia, tulle and bakers twine bows.  Further embellish gift bags and boxes with vintage doilies, playing cards and board game pieces, costume jewelry pins and clip-on earrings or Dollar Tree glitter ornaments.  Sparkly and whimsical items make great gift wrap novelty embellishments.  Check out clearance bins, flea markets and after Christmas sales.

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Pinking shears give a little zig zag pattern to the look of everything from fabric to string tags.  Need help in the bow tying department?  Here’s some holiday link love on how to tie the perfect bow from Minted.

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That’s a wrap!

 

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