All Wrapped Up

Dec 14, 2010

Every year, I pick a theme for wrapping my gifts. I buy coordinating wrapping paper (Ikea is usually my go-to source), tags, and ribbon and wrap almost all of the gifts the same way. You can always spot my gifts in the family gift pile!


This year, I was all about brown paper packages. Have a look.



I used craft paper and twine from Ikea, and this great freebie gift tag from
eat drink chic. Don't the gifts look like airmail packages? So fun!





Tell me, do you put any extra effort into wrapping your gifts? Or are you a 'reuse giftbags & the cheapest gift wrap because its all going to end up on the floor anyway', kind of wrapper?

26 comments:

  1. So very cute, Love this idea!!!

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  2. I use to have special wrapping every year. I would have something that was very pretty and make sure the paper was just right. However, since I have had kids, I am not as concerned. I will buy 3 or 3 coordinating papers. However, I still like them to be pretty.

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  3. Isn't craft paper fun! I started wrapping all of our presents in it a couple of years ago and using ribbon and other accents to fit the recipient and the season. So much easier and my gifts look great too.

    Thanks for the link to Eat Drink Chic!

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  4. I definitely need to change up my wrapping next year! I need to streamline like you! :)

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  5. I love gift wrapping. Each one is like a little work of art.

    I really like the charming simplicity of yours. Sweet, nostalgic, and festive. So pretty under your tree!

    Kelly

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  6. Anonymous7:54 PM

    "Brown paper packages, tied up with string..." LOVE! A very favorite thing indeed.

    jbhat

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  7. You are so creative! I love this! I wish I put more effort in the wrapping. We tend to use whatever paper we have on hand -- even leftovers from the year before. Yikes!

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  8. I love the gift tags! I try and go with a theme every year, but I have been a tad lazy this time around.

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  9. So simple yet so great! I love craft paper.. plus if you have leftover you don't have to put it away till next year since it works for all occassions!

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  10. this is lovely - what a great idea! Those gift tags are fantastic - you could use them for so many things! They would be super book plates...

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  11. To be honest, I'm proud of the fact that I almost never ever buy gift wrap! Usually my presents are not matching, but I delight in the fact that I can recycle or re-use almost anything. There is an organized system in the laundry room of Baby, Wedding, Birthday and Christmas re-useables. I do admit to a $7 wrapping kit for Christmas that was on sale at Loblaws this year. I was running low on wrapping paper, but it will probably last me three years!

    Your presents are very pretty indeed!

    C.A.

    thedo-tique.blogspot.com

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  12. so adorable. I love the entire package. I use several types of paper and decorate each package with lots of accessories.

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  13. i absolutely adore that wrapping!!!! just perfect!!!


    hope you can enter my etsy giveaway

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  14. LIke you, I like to make all of mine similar. This year I did two different wrappings, one of them being kraft paper and striped yarn, very similar to yours.

    http://shutterlylovely.squarespace.com/blog/2010/12/13/wrap-it-up.html

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  15. Love these packages - just like The Sound of Music - brown paper packages tied up with string!

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  16. I use kraft paper all the time for wrapping and dress them up with ribbon, twine, and string. And I always add an ornament to each package - a bonus gift if you will. Love the twine and the air mail tags. Love the look.

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  17. i love your packages!! I usually hit up ikea too and stock up and the only reason I pick the same wrapping is for simplicity...and the fact that I can then use it after Christmas. I got their red paper this year and regret not getting the twine after seeing yours:)

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  18. Love, love, love as always!

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  19. These are so so cute! I love the tags you used too- the Sound of Music song keeps playing in my head now :)

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  20. I do the same thing as well... here is my entry on gift wrapping..

    http://designmaze-tim.blogspot.com/2010/12/diy-decor-gift-wrapping-christmas.html

    I totally enjoyed wrapping the gift this year and was thrilled to have found those plywood boxes.

    The only problem I have is that guests were so reluctant to unwrap their gifts!! They said they were too nice!

    Maybe I need to take that into consideration next time.

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  21. lovely Jennifer!!! thanks for sharing the freebee tags, i was just about to track some down. glad i decided to tackle my daily reads before doing that :)

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  22. I love how these turned out. I might just have to steal that sweet little tag for my own use. I usually wrap each gift according to the event and recipient. I think going forward having my own "go to" style might be the most cost effective way. Although I do have two storage bins full of bows, ribbon, tissue paper and wrap.

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  23. love it! so fabulous~

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  24. I love Ikea for my wrap as well. I have that twine and LOVE it. I was thinking Kraft paper as well or newspaper.. love yours, might have to steal,er {did I say that out loud?} I mean borrow your idea:)

    Looks like you had fun with Tommy and Sarah!

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  25. Anonymous3:07 AM

    Such a cute idea! I always put a lot of effort into my wrapping and this year I'm all about simplicity. I'm loving bright colours (blues, greens, pinks and reds) with thin ribbon.

    Chels

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  26. oh I love your wrapping paper- this is the first year I haven't done only red and white papers. We have metallic prints this year. pretty wild. I don't like it. I'm switching back. until my husband says I can do all metallic hot pink. I knew I shouldn't have asked him.

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