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Last Minute Gift Wrapping? Do it in Style – Simply!

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2 days and it is Christmas!

Have you got everything wrapped? Do you dread having to wrap present after present, Do you need a last minute gift wrapping idea 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.

Last Minute gift wrapping ideas

 I put some book pages through my shredder to use as decorative bag filler.

Monogram gift bag tutorial

 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.

Monogram gift bags to make

How to make Monogram Gift Tags:

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.

Gift tag ideas and printables

Christmas Gift wrap idea

I also like to tie jingle bells on wrapped boxes. The festive sound of the jingle adds to the spirit of the season.

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! Here are a few more ideas to keep you wrapping in style –> Out of the Box Gift Wrapping Ideas

Gift wrap tip


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  1. Finally…my procrastinating has paid off! I haven’t emptied the paper shredder in like FOREVER… and it’s overflowing. Of course, I still have to wrap. Perfect timing Diane! I can do this one forever.
    Have a Merry Christmas

  2. That is very pretty. The wrapped, (bagged) gifts add a lot to the tree also. I hate wrapping gifts, and I am not good at it. Great idea, and like I said, very pretty! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas.

  3. You are So creative. You have come up with something that I have not yet seen in blogland for wrapping presents. Running paper through the shredder looks darling and saves on purchase special paper AND is GREEN! Well done. have a blessed Christmas!