The word on Holiday Lane is that home is where the heart is. There’s really no better place to be at the holidays than with the people we love within the walls of the space we call home.
Turn on the Christmas lights, turn up the holiday music, spice up a beverage and let the holiday wrap up begin.
The art of the wrap begins with a bit of imagination, personalization and inspiration. 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.
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 duffels. Holiday history is repeating itself for Christmas 2013 along with the remnant twins, wallpaper and fabric. For the sports lovers and duck hunters in the Places In The Home gang there will be visions of Saints fabric tied with gold fleur de lis ornaments and a Louisiana ode to Duck Dynasty complete with brown craft paper, faux bois washi and camo Duck tape dancing in their heads.
Chinoiserie wallpaper remnants from a recent install tied with gold glitter tulle and balsam pine is in mind for one gift receiver. Other house favorites include leopard print fabric paired with brown velvet ribbon, red stripes and black and white houndstooth, and preppy pink and green for the campus set.
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, classic 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. 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- How to tie the perfect bow from Minted.
That’s a wrap!