I started wrapping gifts! I usually wait till the last minute before leaving or sending so this is good. Although, any packages I have to send may not arrive before Christmas! ;)
I always try to go with a theme for packaging. I like simple and cohesive so the last couple years I have gone with craft paper wrapping. This year I am using paper doilies, old library cards, black and white bakers twine, and these bright tags I found at Target last year. But I know they would be so easy to duplicate on your home computer.
I can’t pass up packages of vintage paper doilies at thrift stores, so I have quite a collection that doesn’t seem to dwindle. I used the doilies on gifts for women and girls, and I have a stack of library record cards I thrifted for the men and boys packages. You know they are a little more manly than doilies. :)
For gift cards I popped them in a brown bag with a some washi tape to keep closed. Simple and easy, and it looks cute.
Unfortunately I haven’t put any under the tree yet since Luke has tried to open a couple that where up there earlier. But that’s okay. I like seeing a little pile of gifts in my studio space. I still have a bunch to wrap but I think with this system I can do some whenever I get a chance and be done without any stress. :)
I have also had to wrap up some non Christmas related gifts lately. I have been whipping out these fabric scrap pompoms in such a short time to adorn them.
So I threw together a little tutorial for you on how I made mine. Although I am sure there are loads of great tutorials out there. :)
Cut long strips of fabric roughly 1/2″ wide. I just ripped mine from the edge of a vintage sheet I had. The longer the strip the fluffier the pompom. This one is probably 6 feet long.
Wrap the strip around 4 fingers, ( you could also cut a piece of cardboard for a bigger pompom or so you don’t have to use your hand)
I made two wraps, and then cut a 8″ strip. Lay the two wraps next to each other and tie in the middle with the extra piece.
Cut the folded edges by sliding you scissors into the fold. Fluff the pompom and tie onto your package. I also cut a bunch of strips 4″-8″ and tied them together just under the pompom to hang down.
The package pictured has 3 pompom of various thickness attached in a cluster.
Check out Kim of Oh Sweet Joy’s wrapping post today! It looks like we are both fans of craft paper wrapping. ;)
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