Saturday, November 28, 2015

Wrapped With Love

The holidays are right around the corner, and I've finally finished shopping for my family's and friends' gifts.  Last year it was down to the wire for me- I was scrambling around up until Christmas Eve to acquire and wrap everyone's presents on time!

Buying the gifts themselves can be pretty stressful for me, but wrapping them is one of the highlights of the process.  I love coming up with fun and creative ways to wrap my presents each year.  Today I'm sharing 3 special ways that I'm packaging up my gifts this year!

#1- Rustic Rose

This rose wrapping paper has been my go-to this year.  The color palette is more simple, which I love.  Instead of ribbon, I cut a thin strip of recycled brown paper to make a makeshift band, then I made a paper rose to add a pretty detail.  To make the rose, just cut out a circle from the brown paper and pinch it in the center, crimping it into a ruffly flower shape.  I cut out a tag from the brown recycled paper and wrote up a simple little tag as well. 

This wrapping is elegant, minimalistic, and very easy, as well as more eco-friendly!  Use a recycled wrapping paper as well for an even greener gift.

#2- Monogrammed with a J

I designed these custom stickers with StickerApp, and I love using them on my holiday gifts!  StickerApp's design tool makes your stickers easily customizable, so I uploaded a background and my initial to make a monogrammed sticker.  I've been sticking them everywhere (like my laptop), but they were a huge part of my holiday gifts and Christmas cards this year. 

What I love about using monograms on gifts is that they are easily distinguishable under the tree.  You don't even have to write who it's from on the label!  On this gift, I just added my sticker and a simple ribbon to my polka dot wrapping paper.

#3-  Red and Green + Rosemary

This is a classic color combination for Christmas, and looks so festive!  I just used green twine with my red and white wrapping paper, and my DIY gift tag cut from brown recycled paper.  For decoration, I added two sprigs of rosemary.  You can also use holly sprigs, pine, or any green herb.  As an added bonus, the gift smells amazing from the rosemary.  

Happy Holiday season!  How are your wrapping your gifts this year, and what was your favorite wrapping of the ones above?

P.S.  The plaid blanket I'm sitting on is actually a blanket scarf from Marley Lilly.  It's free with an $100+ purchase until Sunday, and it comes in three colors!

Wrapping Papers: Papyrus     Custom Stickers:  StickerApp       Jeans: AG (similar)     Top: J. Crew    
Blanket Scarf: Marley Lilly         


  1. Oh wow, you are an incredible gift wrapper! Mine always look really, really terrible haha. Something about the folding of the corners just doesn't work for me. I love the wrapping paper you chose too!

    1. Aww, thanks so much! I used to suck at gift wrapping until I took an origami class! Thanks helps a ton, haha!

  2. Your wrapping skills are adorable! Love these ideas :)

  3. You wrapping skills are so cute! I love the rustic rose wrapping paper!

  4. I cannot believe you are already done shopping! I love seeing how you wrapped everything. That;s always fun for me each year.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. Wow, you're done with christmas shopping already? I haven't even started :( I've been just shopping for myself over Black Friday, I know it's so bad :/

    I love the 1st and 3rd ways of your wrapping methods, I think it's the most personal and unique ways! Thanks for the inspiration

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

    1. Thanks Lily! #1 is my personal fave as well!

  6. Wrapping presents is probably one of my favorite parts of the holiday!
    Miss Olivia Says

  7. Oh this holiday posts make me so happy and love those cut packaging I need to start wrapping up too.
    My blog: RumelaTheShopaholic

  8. Yay, it looks so beautiful indeed! <3

  9. Great blog post I just love these kind of post :D keep up the good work :D

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  10. Such gorgeous wrapping! I bet under your tree looks amazing!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    1. Thank you, Shannon! It's definitely coming along ;-)

  11. I am pretty much horrible at wrapping gifts so I loved seeing your ideas! LOVE the one with the rosemary!

  12. Love how cute your gift wraps are!! I need to get started on wrapping presents so it is not piled up all in one day haha!


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