2 days and it is Christmas!
Have you got everything wrapped? Do you dread having to wrap present after present that you left until the last minute? If it has become a stressful chore, it is now time to make wrapping a lot of gifts at one time – easy, fun, and stylish.
I like to wrap, but don’t want it to take forever. I also want my presents to have” present presence” which can mean time consuming and costly. I have found that I can have quick, pretty, and thrifty when I intentionally wrap all of the gifts I am giving in the same way or in the same color scheme. It creates impact when you bring your family or co-workers an armful of gifts all wrapped in the same, but unique way. I call it making a style statement. I like to use plain white gift bags as they are the perfect canvas to add your own style.
This year I made a monogram tag for all the women on my list using one of the fonts on my computer and card-stock. I used white wrapping paper for the men in my life. Jingle bells and lime ribbon for everybody.
I put some book pages through my shredder to use as decorative bag filler.
I buy white bags at Michaels. They sell them separately, but it is cheaper to buy one color in bulk. They also sell a few different size bags.
The font I used to make the monograms is called Cursif. I got it at dafont.com. I cut around the monogram and left a little extra card-stock so the monogram will hang lower when tied to the bag. I then punched a hole on that end and tied it on ribbon along with 3 jingle bells, then tied it all onto the handle of the bag.
Very simple, quick, and stylish.
Did you start wrapping your holiday gifts yet? If you haven’t - state your style by embellishing plain gift bags in your own style. Then just pop each gift in – you’re done!