With Christmas one week away it is time to start thinking about gift wrapping! And for those over achievers out there who already have their gifts wrapped, here are some ideas for next year! Today I will show you some ideas that I tried out, including painting a few gift tags and making decorative flower toppers out of coffee filters and cupcake liners!
After I saw the crafting geniuses over at Martha Stewart decorate some beautiful looking presents with cupcake/muffin papers (see here), I decided to try it out as well! Since I didn’t have any of the pretty colored papers like they did, I decided why not paint my plain brown paper liners and make them look like flowers! I painted large plain brown coffee filters as well.
I painted some green for the outside (leaf part) of the flowers and some red. You don’t have to paint the whole thing (as most of it won’t show). You can just paint around the edges, I found that my favorites were the ones that had the red inner and outer stripes (looked more like a poinsettia..ok maybe a carnation). Then just hot glue the layers together and on top of your gift. Finish with some real greens or some ribbon!
I found some really cute gift tags from Home Goods, but quickly ran out so decided to paint some of my own out of leftover white paper bookmarks.
I placed stencils on the bookmarks and painted over them in silver and gold glittery paint. I used the initial of the person the gift was for. You could also write a “from” on the back, to be clear. Then just hole punch and add some string or ribbon! I just love how simple these were and how they add so much to the gift!
Since I was on a roll, I decided to do some nature inspired tags as well, that fit with the wrapping paper I was using for that gift.
Now if you don’t feel like taking the time to make some gift tags, why not just write right on the gift in a pretty marker (like Angela did over at Saffron Avenue)? This is what I tried out as well, and really enjoy the simplicity of it.
I really enjoy trying to find new and pretty ways to gift wrap every year. And I always love buying wrapping paper that coordinates but doesn’t match. What is your gift wrapping style?