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Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas


Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

Brown paper packages tied up with string…..

Gift Wrapping Idea-Brown Paper Packages tied up with String

That song runs through my head every time I sit to wrap gifts each year.  This year though, it’s a bit different in the fact that I am actually tying up brown paper packages with string!  I really wanted to keep it simple, yet fun and elegant for all to enjoy.

I have a treat for you all!

I’m joining nine other super talented bloggers to bring you our greatest gift wrapping ideas for the holiday season.  We will be sharing our ideas with you over the next two days so be sure to check for the links at the bottom of the page to see them all!

I like to hunt for wrapping supplies that wont cost me a pretty penny, but will look like it.  Why pay so much for something that will end up in the trash?  Look for those deals!  HomeGoods, Marshall’s, and TJ Maxx are my “go-to” places for that, but Target has stepped up their game even more this year and is now offering equally great products at very reasonable prices, so try them too!

Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas

Tags from the Dollar Spot at Target, Michael’s and Marshall’s.

Now I have to admit that I’m not the greatest when it comes to wrapping up gifts.  Only as recently as last year have I managed to make anything I wrap look presentable at most, but I’m finding it’s becoming easier and easier each time I do it.  Because of this, the method I’m sharing is probably the simplest way to go about wrapping.  Tip: I like using boxes to hold the gifts, because it gives me a clean slate to wrap up.  No oddly shaped packages under my tree!  Not if I can find a box big enough!  Haha!

All you have to do is to take the box and wrap it up. Yep, I just wrote that!  Find the twine/string/ribbon of your choice, in my case twine, and place one end on the back of the package and tape it down.  Then wrap it around the package crossing the strings on the front and joining up at the back of the package.  Cut and secure the twine using tape. Add your cute little gift tag and call it a day!

Holiday Gift Wrapping Idea

Of course, you’ll probably have more to wrap, so repeat, or even try what I did and flip your paper inside out, if the design allows,  and use it as the outside.  Two in one!  What’s better than that?!?!?!?

Holiday Gift Wrapping Idea


Holiday Gift Wrapping Idea

I hope you like this idea!  It’s simple and pretty, and I can’t wait to have my tree completely surrounded by packages like these!

Now hop on over to see what the other talented ladies have in store for you!

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14 thoughts on “Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

    1. Iris Post author

      Thank you Jane! I’ve been so drawn to twine this season. It’s a delight to be able to use it on my gifts! 🙂

    1. Iris Post author

      Thank you Kim! That’s exactly what I was hoping for. I have a few metallic patterned papers that I’ll be adding into the mix before it’s all done, but I think it’s all going to fit together nicely.

    2. Iris Post author

      I feel like this season is going to be all about the neutrals with a pop of red in my house. It’s already starting to take shape since I started decorating a bit early, and I love it!

  1. Shirley@Housepitality Designs

    I remember years ago when I wrapped all my packages with kraft paper and wrote messages on them for the recipient. Has to be one of my favorite gift wrap projects….Your wrapping is beautiful and creative with the wonderful way you embellished them….Great job…and happy to be partying with you!

    1. Iris Post author

      That sounds like a wonderful idea! I’ll have to remember it for a future Christmas! Glad you enjoyed these, and I too enjoy partying with you!

    1. Iris Post author

      Thank you Angie! That paper caught my eye and I couldn’t let it go. I got two rolls to add to the many others I’ve been collecting these past few months.

    1. Iris Post author

      Thank you Kathy! The little tags were from the Target Dollar Spot! I just love what they put out this season! Thanks again for inviting me to share with y’all! 🙂

    1. Iris Post author

      Thank you ladies! Sometimes I see a roll and have to pick it up. I think I started collecting for this season about three or four months ago. Haha! I can’t wait to bring all the rolls out to wrap the rest of the presents up with!

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