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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Handmade Holidays Part 3, Gift Wrap

Add a personal touch to your gift wrapping this year! Here are a couple of my favorite simple and low cost wrapping ideas. You'll probably find a lot of these materials around the house.

Get out those scrapbooking stamps and stickers to decorate plain color paper.

You can use yarn, rickrack and ribbon from the craft closet to tie up your packages.

Use buttons to stamp designs on paper, or glue them to handmade gift tags.

And get the kids involved by having them draw and color designs on plain paper. You'll have original artworks to wrap your gifts!

I often use recycled Christmas cards to make my own gift tags and package decorations. I love this idea from MarthaStewart.com, using recycled holiday greeting cards to make your own gift boxes.

3 comments:

Lianna said...

What a great post! I am bookmarking posts, like this one, so I am better prepared next year! Thanks for sharing! Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happiest of New Years!

lori vliegen said...

super ideas!! i'll bet all of the packages under your tree look fabulous!! i wish you and your family a beautiful Christmas and happy 2010!! :))

californiablue said...

Love the idea about making tags from old Christmas cards! Happy Holidays to you and your kitties :)