Wrap Stars

Never underestimate the power of a beautifully wrapped gift.  I've collected some of my favorite wrapping tips and ideas below, as well as some freebies (YES!).  Now, get a move on it, you've only got two days!

A fantastic DIY for the coolest, most celebratory confetti wrap ever!

Gifts wrapped with newsprint can be exceptionally beautiful, just make sure you put a little thought into it.  Tie the packages up with twine and something natural like berries, pine greens, a little pinecone, or anything else you might find on outdoor winter walks.

Another minimal wrapping option, kraft paper's simplicity allows little gift additions like these pinecones and berries to shine.  Make sure to use extra strong tape, though, as kraft paper may pop open with regular gift tape (or add some pretty yarn to tie it up!).

Get crafty and use little bits and bobs to add character and charm to your packages (click on the image for the tutorial to these adorable wooden beads!).



Free Gift Tags! 

(click on images to get to downloads)

A gift with just wrapping paper = MEH.  A gift with wrapping paper and ribbon or twine = YEAH! (Bonus if it's sparkly!)

Whip up a pretty doily flower (unbleached coffee filters would be pretty and organic, too!) for a gift-topper!