I’ve put together a little post of inspirations for your Christmas gift wrapping.
The catch? I wrapped each gift as if I were giving Christmas gifts to some of my favorite bloggers: Bri Emery, Grace Bonney, Jenny, Jordan Ferney, Joy Cho, Mr. Goodwill Hunting, and Will. And I wanted to put a twist on the traditional Christmasy colors. Read on to see my ideas and explanations for each!!
Bri (Design Love Fest
) definitely has a quirky
side, so this exciting burst of gold tinsel garland on finely striped gold paper seemed entirely appropriate. To recreate this look, simply cut a few short pieces of gold garland (I bought mine at Walmart for 97 cents) and hot glue the ends together. Then you can glue the mass to the wrapped gift, and twist & bend to make your perfect shape.
I knew I wanted to use pretty ribbon for Grace (Design Sponge
), since her website and new book, Design*Sponge at Home, incorporate ribbon so nicely. I snagged this pretty red and pink striped ribbon at the Hagerstown Ribbon Factory
last May and have put it to such good use (I used it to decorate my antlers
, too). For Grace’s gift, I simply tied a large, floppy bow and added a little twist of gold pipe cleaner to complete the fun look!
I used Christmasy green grosgrain ribbon for Jenny’s (Hank and Hunt
) gift, and thought the green stripes would compliment her current blog design well. I love love love
her recent addition of green and white candy canes. One day, I want to be so on top of my blog and design that I plan ahead to make seasonal headings. For the star, I simply cut and twisted pipe cleaners until I had the size and shape I wanted.
This one is pretty self-explanatory. Jordan (Oh Happy Day
) is the queen of DIY pinatas
, so of course, she got a red and white striped fringey gift. I love the way this one looks with the greenery in the background. I used white crepe paper (on a roll) and sheets of red tissue paper (cut to the correct width – about 2 inches), and just glued the layers directly onto the brown paper wrapping paper (starting at the bottom and overlapping layers).
This might be my favorite wrapping inspiration. I decided to use the silver and white for Joy (Oh Joy!
) since her pretty designs sometimes incorporate metallics
. This silver and white tissue paper has been in my wrapping paper box for a while, and I save it for the most important occasions. And those tissue paper tassels and flowers were simple to make. I used crepe paper to make both the tassels and flowers by bunching them together and taping the ends or “stems” together at the bottom. For all the fringe in these wrapping ideas, I used my sweet Martha Stewart fringe scissors
. What a great purchase!
Rashon Caraway, the man behind Mr. Goodwill Hunting
, gets a cute little bow tie, since he’s the thrifting and bow tie king
. This was simple to make. I glued one piece of ribbon around the entire gift. With a new piece of ribbon, I made a loop with ribbon (hot gluing the ends together). Last, I bunched the center of the loop together, and glued a small piece of ribbon to cinch it all and make it look like a bow tie.
Will (Bright Bazaar
) is the winner of my most labor intensive inspiration. His love of bright colors is contagious! To make this look, I merely wove together pink and green grosgrain ribbon until I knew I had enough to cover the top (and sides) of the gift. Then I hot glued all the end pieces in place, to keep it from unraveling. I then placed the woven wrap on top of the gift (pre-wrapped in brown paper) and flipped it over. On the underneath side, I tied all the pink ends together (which was a really cool looking gift wrap idea, too). Then, I cut the green strands, and neatly hot glued the sides down, being careful to tuck the green ends underneath the pink.
And there you have it: my gift wrap ideas for some of my fave bloggers.
My #1 tip: use hot glue. It’s awesome for wrapping presents and making decorations stay put.
Hope you have a blast wrapping your gifts this Christmas!!