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Thursday, December 15, 2011

5 Quick Gift-Wrapping Ideas.

Just popped in to say hello!
I thought I'd show a few simple and creative ideas to wrap up your presents in seconds, if you haven't yet.
1. Newspaper, Burlap and Twine:

Wrap up the present in newspaper, burlap ribbon and twine, hot glue pinecones down, add a simple coordinated tag, and you're done!
Check my article "Wrapped Up in the News" in the upcoming issue of Somerset Life for more ideas to gift-wrap using newspaper.

2. Fabric and Scrap Wreaths:

Use fabric instead of paper, and top with a little wreath made with wool and fabric leftovers.

3. Sheet Music (or ledger or book paper) and Ribbon Roses:

Cover a box entirely or wrap- up your gift in old paper. Then top with a gorgeous ribbon rose (my free tutorial here). Make a Christmas tag instead of the Paris-inspired one shown above.

4. Vintage Pattern Paper, Doily and Glittered Birdie:

As easy as A, B, C! Use Divine Twine in a color of your choice and add a rusty, old key and a glittered bird. A fresh fir tree twig would be a great, and divinely scented, addition.

5. Pattern Paper, Doily and Wish Ticket:

Add greenery or/and a bell for a Christmas-sy touch.

Monica x.


  1. Each one is gorgeous! Thanks for the beautiful ideas! Inspiring.

  2. these look amazingly easy and amazingly beautiful!

  3. I love all your wrappings..What a treat to make..give..receive..I love paying attention to detail in wrapping~

    I think I have only wrapped 1 gift I like this year:) Truly!

  4. Thanks for share.....i like them all !!....loev from me........♥.. ♥... ♥....

  5. Hi Monica,
    Lots of great tips! I have used newspaper before and also raffia with brown paper. Thanks for sharing and to you and yours...

    Merry Christmas,

  6. Idee semplicemente splendide! E' davvero un regalo quando anche il pacchetto è confezionato con un tocco di curata originalità.
    Un saluto

  7. Lovely ideas, Monica, those packages all look gorgeous !
    Thanks for showing us, I love that vintage package with the cute bird :-)
    Hugs to you and Kim,

  8. These are CHARMING, Monica! They make me want to wrap my presents right now (and I haven't wrapped a single thing yet)! ;) xo

  9. Always something exquisite here! I am so glad you popped in to say hello and to share these beautiful gift wrap ideas. And in case you are wondering, no, none of mine are wrapped, that is on the agenda for this coming weekend. I hope you have a very wonderful holiday!

  10. Beautiful! I would be honored to receive such a thoughtfully wrapped gift!

    Happy Holidays, Monica!


  11. Beautiful ideas! I love wrapping gifts with what I have on hand. In fact, I'm in the midst of doing just that!

    xo, abby

  12. Monica, if I showed you how pathetic I am at wrapping presents you would be appalled. My friends and family make so much fun of me, for all my creativity (which is minor compared to yours) I can not wrap a present to save my life. Really, I am not kidding all of them look like a seven year old wrapped them, a seven year old with severe attention problems. But yours my dear are lovely.

  13. Genius ideas ! Love it!!!!!!!!!!!
    Winter hugs from sunny Florida!

  14. Beautiful. Your gifts are wrapped with such dimension and texture...totally not my strengths in gift wrapping but I love it!

  15. Wonderful ideas, they are all so pretty :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  16. They are all beautiful!!
    Thanks for the tips

  17. O.k so they are STUNNING,that is something I am not good at and do not enjoy ...but if I could wrap like you..well..Merry Christmas!!

  18. all so beautiful Monica... I don't think I could open the present if it came so beautifully wrapped!! x

  19. How creative you are. Love all the ideas and can't wait to wrap my presents.
    Have a wonderful holiday!
    Love, Jody

  20. fabbytastic ideas,just found your fabulous blog will be checking in often
    XX Manda XX

  21. wonderful wrapping ideas.
    Love your wreath on previous post too.
    I make mine out of birch limbs.

    barbara jean


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