So you know you’re a grown up when you enjoy gazing at the beautifully wrapped gifts under the tree more than trying to figure out what’s in them. When I was a kid I was always very puzzled by the adults who would say “this is almost too pretty to open!” I thought to myself that they were clearly crazy and tried to resist the urge to grab the gift and help them rip it open. I heard that phrase several times growing up because the art of gift wrapping has always been a big deal in my family. Every gift was perfectly wrapped and adorned with intricate handmade bows that my parents spent hours crafting. Being born to them, I still feel a tinge of guilt/shame whenever I stick a pre-made bow onto a box or use my favorite short cut of all time, the gift bag. Hey, some things are too awkward to wrap! That’s a perfectly valid rationalization, right?
Although I don’t always have the time to craft the beautiful bows that my parents make, I do appreciate the art of gift wrap. These stunners I’ve rounded up are perfect examples. I think even my parents will be impressed. 😉
1. Ornament Cluster Gift Topper
2. Kraft Paper with Elegant and Fragrant Eucalyptus and Twine
3. Rustic Gift Wrap with Kraft Paper, Evergreen and Pine Cones
Paige’s Party Ideas
4. DIY Cursive Candy Cane Ornament Gift Topper
5. Sweater Gift Wrap
6. DIY Gold Polka Dot Wrapping Paper
7. Chalkboard Gift Wrap
8. Santa Belt Ribbon Gift Wrap
9. Wrapped Pringles Container for Cookies or Other Shape Oddities
10. Graffiti Wrap
11. Glam DIY Gift Tags
12. Wood Slice Snowman Ornament Topper
13. Santa Claus Gift Tags
14. Printable Photo Gift Tag
15. The Perfectly Tied Bow
Pretty inspiring gift wrap art, right? Which of these do you want to learn to make? Do you think I’m overly ambitious in saying I want to try them all this Christmas? 😉
What a nice collection of ideas! Thanks for sharing mine. I hope to try some of the other creative packaging ideas you mentioned. I might even convince my boys to join in on the fun!
You’re welcome! Great idea! Maybe then they will grow up to appreciate it like we do. 🙂
These are all so beautiful! I wish I had time to do that…until that day I’m TEAM gift bag. Just drop it in the bag and done.
I hear you Ldog! 🙂
Great wrapping gift ideas!
Are you a Buckeye fan Lydi!?
I sure am Stephanie! Go Bucks!
Wow these are beautiful!!! You are right! I am amazed! Mom