5 ways to dress up craft paper gift wrap

I am not the best gift wrapper.  Despite major OCD and general anal retentiveness, I’m surprisingly one of the worst-I can never get those corners super crisp or use less than half a roll of tape on each package.  So, I have resorted to diverting attention away from my average-wrapped packages with fabulous details, instead.  Craft paper is inexpensive and the sky’s the limit when it comes to decorating it.  Here are five easy ways to add Christmas cheer to your gifts:

Nothing is more personal than a photograph. Add a favorite shot of you and the person you’re gifting, on top of a strip of ribbon:

Sprigs of holly and simple red ribbon make an elegant statement:

Years ago, I downloaded Christmas sheet music and then used a template I found online to cut doves out of it.  Paired with a gold ribbon, it’s a beautiful and unique gift wrap idea:

Print a holiday poem on cardstock and add it on top of ribbon:

White starfish pop against red ribbon and are a perfect accent for someone who loves the beach:

 I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


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  1. kirsten on December 9, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    So cute! Love the sheet music. Brown craft paper is honestly my favorite wrapping paper. So versatile! Have a happy wknd:).

  2. Brochure Printing on December 14, 2011 at 3:00 am

    Is the starfish glued to the gift? Very unique idea.

  3. Kelly Stivers on December 14, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Yes, it's stuck to the ribbon with gorilla glue…only way to keep it on there 🙂

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