My 2018 Christmas Wrapping Paper

My 2018 Christmas Wrapping Paper

Instead of grabbing some plain and drab paper from the store, decorate your friends’ and family members’ gifts in a special way. From embellishments to hand-drawn elements there are tons of ways to make your presents for others pop. I’m showing you guys how I personalised my wrapping paper this year.

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DIY Glitter Monogrammed Gift Tag

Hello Lovely,

With only 12 days until Christmas, I’m sure some of you have already started wrapping your gifts. I’m hoping you haven’t because today I’m sharing a quick and easy craft that is going to instantly elevate ANY gift you’re giving this holiday season. I’m kicking off the 12 days of Christmas with a custom gift tag that is so simple, yet so chic.They were super easy to make and affordable too!

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Here’s what you’ll need to make the letters:

  • Glitter

  • Foam Brushes or regular paintbrushes

  • Cardboard or a file folder

  • 2 Inch Printable Letters A-H I-P Q-Z

  • Sharpie

  • Scissors

  • Glue

And here is how I made the letters:

  1. Start by printing out the letters. Each sheet has two of each letter. Cut out the letters you need.

  2. Using a sharpie, trace the letters onto your cardboard or file folder. The cardboard is sturdier but a file folder will work just as well.

  3. You don’t have to, but I shaded in each letter just in case I didn’t get complete coverage with the glitter.

  4. Spread your letters out on a clean work surface, that you can easily lift to the garbage once you’re done. Using one of your brushes, apply the glue to your letters one at a time. Sprinkle the glitter carefully over each letter and allow to dry for 10 minutes. Then shake off excess.

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And that’s it! That’s all it takes! Here they are on my presents! I still added a gift tag but you don’t have to. So there you have it!  Super easy DIY glitter lettered gift tags! How are you wrapping up the holidays?

Fun Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas

Hello Lovely

I’m so excited for Christmas this year. As you guys know we didn’t celebrate the holidays last year because my stepfather died on December 16. But this will be my niece’s first Christmas so we really want to make it special for her. So far she doesn’t give a damn about the tree. We practically shoved her face in it and she still walked away. I don’t know what to do with this child. That’s why I decided not to get her any gifts (that sounds so mean). She still doesn’t quite understand what’s happening and I got her a lot of gifts for her birthday in October, so she’ll be fine; she won’t even remember this. But I got gifts for other people and while I know exactly how I plan on wrapping them, some of you may not even know where to start. If you’ve run out of some wrapping supplies or you just like free stuff, download these holiday printables. And remember that the season is all about love and togetherness, and it’s the thought that always counts most.

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PRINTABLE HOLIDAY HUG BAGS

I love fun holiday packaging and now is the season to get creative! These holiday “hug” bags are the perfect way to package candies, gift cards, or any other small gifts this year. They’re easy to make and a fun way to dress up any small treat bag. Make someone feel warm & fuzzy inside!

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PRINTABLE HOLIDAY STICKERS

There’s something super cute about these printable stickers that would make any wrapped gift look great! It inspired me to make my own, which I’ll share once I’m done.

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DIY SCANDINAVIAN PATTERN WRAPPING PAPER + FREE PRINTABLE GIFT TAGS

Sometimes simplicity is best and this do-it-yourself patterned paper is so easy, you can even get the kids involved. Feel free to customise it with your own colour and pattern design if you want. Don’t forget the free printable gift tags!

PRINTABLE: CHRISTMAS TREAT LABELS

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If you’re looking for a super easy-yet-stylish way to package up your homemade holiday treats this year, we’ve got you covered. Simply fill pint-size ice cream containers with your goodies and decorate with our printable treat labels featuring these wonderful and whimsical Christmas illustrations.

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DIY PAPER MACHE GIFT BOXES

These DIY paper mache gift boxes are really quick and easy to make, leaving you with more time to shop and decorate your home! Since they aren’t super Christmassy, you can use this wrapping style all year round or even use them as cute little party favours!

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I’m almost done. What are you most excited about this holiday season?

DIY Button Ornament Card

Make Your Christmas presents too pretty to open by adorning them with unique handmade gift tags. Today I'm going to show you how to make a gorgeous Christmas gift tag with scrapbook paper glue dots, and old buttons. This little project takes only 30 minutes but will last a long time!

Step one:

Fold cardstock in half or four-quarters depending on the size, and cut on the fold.

Step two:

Arrange your buttons on the cardstock in your desired style.

Step Three:

Using glue dots, glue the buttons in place. Glue dots will give your buttons a 3D effect so that they won't look too flat on the paper.


Step Four:

Using a straight edge, (as you can see I don't own rulers, nor can I draw a straight line) draw your "string" from the top of the card to the top of the buttons.

Don't forget to sign "Merry Christmas" at the bottom of the card

Step Five:

Draw a bow at the bottom of the "string" over your buttons. This is the last step!

Adhere your card to your present using glue dots or however you choose. I'm sure whoever you give this too will be just as excited over the card as the gift. You can even sign a personal message on the back if you so wish.


XoX

Olivia

DIY Brown Paper Bag Gift Wrap

This holiday season, it's easy to get discouraged by overpriced presents, and sometimes, after buying those overpriced presents, the department store you bought it from, charges extra for gift wrapping. And I'm sure you'd do it yourself, if you were any good at it.

Well put down the generic wrapping paper, and gift boxes. As I wrap my godchild's Christmas present, I'm going to show you in four easy steps, how to make super cool and attractive wrapping paper out of a brown paper bag. It may seem boring to the untrained eye, but brown paper bags make a cheap alternative to traditional wrapping paper that allows you to add character and pizzazz to your gift wrapping this holiday season. The best part? It's completely recycled and will save you money!

Step One:

Insert present into brown paper bag

Insert present into brown paper bag

Step Two:

Fold edges inwards. 

Fold edges inwards. 

Step Three:

Hold edges together with glue dots. I orginally tried to use tape, but it didn't hold. Glue dots are cleaner and easier to use because your hands won't get sticky and it doesn't leave any residue.

Hold edges together with glue dots. I orginally tried to use tape, but it didn't hold. Glue dots are cleaner and easier to use because your hands won't get sticky and it doesn't leave any residue.

tep Four:

f using ribbon to decorate your present, measure your ribbon so that it fits nice and tight around the present before cutting. Use the glue dots to hold it in place along the length of the gift. When you get to the edge, whether your edge is on the long or the short, fold the edges of your ribbon inward and hold it together with your glue dots. (Since I was using medium sized glue dots, to save glue dots, I ripped them apart to make smaller dots)

f using ribbon to decorate your present, measure your ribbon so that it fits nice and tight around the present before cutting. Use the glue dots to hold it in place along the length of the gift. When you get to the edge, whether your edge is on the long or the short, fold the edges of your ribbon inward and hold it together with your glue dots. (Since I was using medium sized glue dots, to save glue dots, I ripped them apart to make smaller dots)

And you're done! It really is that simple! You can get fanicer and use any kind of ribbon you want, you can write or draw on your brown paper as well. Get creative! And are you stumped for a gift tag? Tomorrow, I will show you how to make a super cute gift tag out of buttons and scrapbooking paper!


Until then,

XoX

Olivia