Christmas Wrapping Paper Articles

How to: Easy Hand-Drawn Gift Wrap!

While brown paper packages tied up with string are classic and timeless, we love this modernized, hand-crafted approach!    Kate Lilley of Mini-Eco created these stunning and simple gift wrap designs using silver pens and, well, her imagination!  The metallic ink and brown paper combo keeps things looking classy, while the faceted designs keep everything […]

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Curbly Roundup: Gift Wrap & Tags

When prepping for this roundup, Iimagined I’d find hundreds if not thousands of gift wrap and gift tag ideas. I was right. Picking just a sample of all that I found proved to be overwhelming. But, I turned on my internal editor and got to work. My criteria for including the ones I have? Something […]

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How To: Print Your Own DIY Wrapping Paper

This year, I’m all over making my own wrapping paper. I’ve made bold, graphic paper using type, drawn a subtle handmade snowflake design, and adorned plain paper with DIY stamps, but I wanted to do a full-on printed pattern over an entire sheet.   I do know how to screen print, but it’s a lot […]

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How To: Super Easy Mod, Hand Drawn Snowflake Gift Wrap

I love the idea of hand drawn wrapping paper. Each little gift, with a different motif designed especially for the recipient , all lovingly created by hand… Of course, I can’t really draw. And I certainly can’t draw well enough to risk just creating original artwork directly on a wrapped package. So, I came up […]

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Alternative Gift Wrap: Free Printable Pillow Box.

Julie from UpUp Creative is celebrating the one-year anniversary of her excellent Etsy shop UpUp. And to celebrate? Why, this free, printable pillow gift box in a delightful Etsy orange. Just in time for the holidays, it looks as if it would add a little handcrafted touch to those not as personal gifts, like gift […]

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Alternative Gift Wrap: Thrift-Store Sewing Patterns.

Rikkianne from Chakra Pennywhistle has a fine idea, indeed: wrap your handmade gifts in a paper a bit more suitable to their contents – thrifted sewing patterns. Don’t worry – these aren’t the vintage patterns featuring classic designs from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s… if your thrift store features those, you, my friend, are in […]

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At Least 30 More Ways to Reuse Gift Wrapping Paper.

Wait, wait, wait! Don’t take that garbage bag of wrapping paper to the recycling bin just yet. After you’ve created a paper fan and weaved yourself a handbag, unwrap these lists for a whole heap of new ways to recycle your used wrapping paper. It just keeps on giving. 12 Ways to Reuse Wrapping Paper::Easy […]

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Five Ingenious Ways to Re-use Gift Wrapping Paper

Sadly most wrapping paper hits the garbage soon after it’s torn from its package. To continue to enjoy its beauty, you might want to extend its life by doing these five cool things with it. 1. Make a foil fan. 2. Use it to make scrapbook pages or next year’s holiday cards. (Here are some […]

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