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Dec 3, 2018

Wrapping Guide

Every year, since I was young, I have always enjoyed curating a wrapping theme complete with trimmings and tags. The other day, I shared a post on Facebook and Instagram about my love of gifting. I had so many responses and questions on Instagram in regards to where I get my supplies from and how I put my presentation ideas together. This year I chose:

Buffalo Plaid Paper + White Paper w/ Black + Red Accents + Kraft Paper

So, I thought it would be fun to gather up some resources for you and help you out with the similar theme concept I used this year. I tried to gather up links from places that you can order everything at once but unfortunately that didn't happen. The items are divided up between Target, Wal-Mart and Current. I also made sure to link things that are in stock.

These are not affiliate links and I do not get any commission but I would like to give credit to Wal-Mart, Target and Current for their product photos.

9. Evergreen + Berry Pick - Here, Here + Here

Create your Own Curated Theme

  1. Choose a main "pattern" such as plaid, kraft paper, snowflakes, vintage santas or maybe even a favorite children's movie or Disney character. I chose buffalo plaid and I always tend to lean more towards rustic styling. Think about your home and your style. Will it all flow together? 
  2. Find the main roll of wrapping paper that includes that theme. 
  3. Accent that roll with two other colors or patterns. I accented with kraft paper and white/black/red paper. 
  4. Think about your trimmings and textures. If you're going with a vintage or rustic vibe, make sure your trimmings reflect that. You can use the same trimming on all three rolls or you can choose three different trimmings for each roll. Some out of the box ideas may include: jute, burlap, macrame cord, velvet ribbon, upholstery jute, plaid ribbon, tulle, rafia, scraps of fabric, cheap scarves, etc. Here are some of my picks from Amazon:


5. Now, it's time to think about the gift tag! I like to use the kind that hang but stickers work great too. This year, I used some flat reindeer ornaments and wrote on them with a Sharpie Marker. These can also double as an ornament for your recipient to cherish and put on their tree! Traditional paper tags are great option if you are doing many, many gifts but want to make a nice presentation. Here are some of my picks from Amazon:

6. Add on bonus items like greenery picks, berry picks, bells, ornaments and other fun things you can think of! I like to look for these items when they are on clearance after the season and use them for next season!

Tips for Cohesive Presentation

1. Use boxes to keep packages nice and tidy when wrapping odd shaped items like clothing and packaged toys.

2. Make sure you use transparent gift wrap tape. I like this kind from Scotch and the three pack will last me several years:

3. Get out the glue gun to keep trimming and stacked packages in place!


4. Wrap up all the gifts for the same person in one color or pattern and create stacks together with one trimming! It saves you on trimming and helps when it comes time to passing and sorting out gifts. 

Most Importantly...

Have fun! 

Wrapping gifts should be an enjoyable time. Blast some Christmas music or turn on your favorite Christmas movie. Pour yourself a mug of hot chocolate or coffee and dig in! Get your spouse or a friend or a group of friends involved and make it a yearly tradition. 

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