This Christmas I have been loving wrapping presents. All my presents match (they're the plaid presents) and they have wax stamps on them. The other gifts are some gifts I have been wrapping for other people. This year I'm going for a traditional farm house Christmas Vibe.
1. The first present is just a traditional brown paper wrapping paper. I added this elastic red band to dress it up. I like this ribbon because it keeps it simple. I'm not a fan of the big bows and the frilly stuff this keeps with the theme I have going on. Also, the brown paper is a good investment for any type of celebration you need to wrap for. If you want to do this ribbon, you just tie the ribbon in a knot a little smaller than the amount you need to go around the box. Put the ribbon behind one corner, pull it around the corners next to the top and then pull it around the front of the present. It makes a little mail like present.
2. The next present is wrapped in a red and white polka dot paper. This paper also goes with the traditional farm house theme. This paper goes so good with a twine or a gold ribbon (like this present is wrapped in). I bought some Jingle Bells at target. I tied the ribbon the same way I did ^^^ on the last present and then I tied a bow with the bell inside of it.
3. The third gift is wrapped in a plaid wrapping paper. I'm really liking the simplicity of this wrapping paper but also the matching of the theme!!!! I've been using a brown twine tied in different ways. I really like the way the #3 is wrapped around the middle a couple of times. I have been using a gold wax and a 'L' wax stamp. You're probably thinking that this sounds like so much work. But the wax I have been using comes in a stick that fits in your glue gun. You just heat the wax up in your gun and put a nickel amount on to your present. You press the stamp onto the wax and wait around 30 seconds. I like to add some greenery from either the Christmas tree or the bushes outside of my house. If you want to do this you put the greenery on the present and place the wax over the top.
4. I don't have a picture of this but one of my favorite things to do with presents is wrap gifts inside of gifts. I always try to get someone with this joke every year. This year I wrapped a small gift in multiple bigger boxes and then in the final biggest box I put both of the gifts! I like to sometimes also double wrap the gifts or put duct tape around them to make them super hard to get into! I saw a picture of someone wrapping with zip ties! I think that would be a good joke to play on Christmas morning!
I would love to hear about your fav wrapping creations!