We are approaching that time of year: from Thanksgiving hostess gifts to Hanukkah and Christmas gifts, the gift giving season is almost upon us. On top of it being the holiday season, there will also be birthdays and anniversaries and weddings and new babies. Gift giving opportunities will be everywhere. Once you have spent the time to thoughtfully pick out (or create!) the perfect gift, consider creating DIY gift wrap instead of the go-to gift bag option.
Wrap It Up
I’m guilty I admit it . . . in the past, I have been a gift bagger. I have taken a well-thought-out gift, put it in a solid color bag and then concealed it by adding a heaping helping of tissue paper on top. Efficient, yes. Inspiring, not so much. It doesn’t exactly scream “open me first!” and inevitably your gift disappears into a sea of similarly wrapped presents. The next time you have a gift to wrap, try creating your own gift bag or create your own origami gift box! Think outside the box with 1 (or 2) of these 10 DIY gift wrapping ideas.
Top It Off
Now that you have created your DIY gift wrap, are you going to add a bow left over from a bag of bows you purchased last Christmas or are you going to top off your gift with a fun and fabulous DIY gift topper? If you still want to add a bow, consider making a recycled magazine bow or a fun paper bow. If you want to take the presentation of your gift to the next level, try one of these 10 DIY package toppers.
Have you started holiday shopping yet? When do you typically start?
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.