This countdown would not be complete without gift wrapping! It’s another reason why I love this season. I genuinely enjoy getting creative and resourceful with how I wrap our presents for Christmas! I think spending an extra few minutes on a package to add personality and thought really sends the message that you care, no matter how simple the gift inside is.
There may be many opportunities to do creative gift wrapping throughout the year but Christmastime just feels really special. And because there are more things to wrap, there are also more chances to try new things.
I actually did a post way back sharing five unique and inexpensive ways to wrap gifts (Read HERE). Today, I’m sharing three ways to do it using paper sraps. Yes, the past few weeks, I have just been collecting random pieces of paper cut-outs to use for this. I’m so excited to share! Here goes…
Fashion and Art Catalogs
A couple of months ago, Kayo emptied out and declttered his old closet at his mom’s house. This is where I found old streetwear magazines printed on nice and thick newsprint-like pages. I also acquired giant Chinese newsletters at an arts center in Taipei. So I took these very nice papers and used them for wrapping.
To add character, I put gold sticker paper cut in different Christmassy shapes and, of course, used My holiday stamps for most of the tags.
My kids did this one and it was an idea I got from an awesome craft book called Hello Tokyo!
We used their old watercolor paintings and washi tapes to make the accordion bows. The tag are scrapbooking papers cut in tree shapes with one of Christine Herrin’s stamps from the new set, Good Stuff Inside.
The scrap of all scraps! You know the tiny pieces of paper we usually toss after having done an art project? They’re actually really cute when arranged together. All the random shapes and the mix of colors make me happy! So I thought it would be pretty fun to use them to embellish plain kraft paper just like this one.
This particular idea is actually a lot of work to do having to stick so many tiny pieces. iIt’s not exactly an ideal last minute gift wrapping move. But it’s definitely festive!
There you have it! Paper scraps can be surprisingly fun and very useful. Which one is your favorite? 😊
Check out the rest of our craft projects in this countdown: