With December right around the corner it’s almost time for Christmas! We still haven’t decorated (it’s not even Thanksgiving yet y’all!) but this year I will be prepared for Christmas. No last minute shopping for this girl!
Since I’m trying to stay ahead of the game this year I decided to get a jump on wrapping all of our holiday gifts as well.
Of course, like a lot of gals, we don’t always have a separate budget just for fun holiday things like wrapping presents or decking out the entire exterior of our house in twinkly lights (sorry hon!). Maybe one day that will change but until then we’ll make do!
This year I decided to go simple with a bit of brown butcher paper and printable gift tags!
Let’s get started shall we? First up…
Brown Butcher Paper
FREE Gift Tags (Find Below)
Magic® Tape Single Dispenser Roll
We took a special trip to WalMart just for new Scotch® tape… I don’t know what it is about wrapping presents but I am always misplacing my supplies! I went through at least 2 rolls of tape this afternoon… and lost another one.
One day I’ll learn to be a bit more careful with my supplies but until then I’ll just stock up with a Scotch® Magic™ Tape 3 Pack Caddie! That’s three rolls of tape… surely they’ll last at least an afternoon. If you’re a little hair-brained (like me) make sure to stock up on your own Scotch® Brand wrapping products early and save, with a 50% bonus and Rollback.
This might be the easiest step of all time… wrap your packages with your brown butcher paper. It’s just like gift wrap but less expensive… an entire large roll cost me ten dollars and will wrap presents for years to come! Score!
Of course, I asked the hubby for help with this step so we used way more tape than was necessary… do any of y’all have that problem?
He’s crazy but I love him!
It’s time for the fun part… and that means ribbon! Since we’re going back to basics this year I decided to skip all the big fancy ribbons, bows and magnolia leafs (although I was really tempted to break out the magnolia leafs! JoJo makes it look like so much fun) and went with a basic white yarn.
Go ahead and wrap your yarn around your packages, make sure to vary the design on each package. On some packages wrap the yarn length wise and finish with a bow. On others wrap the entire package with a cross shape… traditional package wrapping style!
Of course, my favorite part are the cute little pom poms, I think they add just the right touch! On some of the smaller packages you could use your tape to place the pom pom directly on the package without a piece of yarn to anchor it… a big pom pom directly on the center of a little box would be adorable!
Growing up with a father in the military we moved each and every year so the holidays were always a little different. Although the house might be different, the state might be different, even the army base we lived on each and every year was different but every Christmas we would sit down and wrap presents as a family.
I’m not sure why, honestly it was twice as much work! I loved it though! Mom would break out Christmas movies and we would all wrap presents for each other… while trying not to let the other people see what the present was.
See what I mean? It was definitely not the easiest wrapping solution!
Dad rarely attended these little wrapping parties but with all of his soldiers and their families he was very busy around the holiday season. He always made time for a special father/daughter shopping trip though… someone had to buy Mom presents!
I’m kind of loving the butcher block paper this year but then again half the fun is trying out new wrapping styles every Christmas! In fact the only thing that stays the same from year to year is our Scotch® tape… even the scissors change out (I mean we lose them way too often!). This year is even better though as Scotch® partners with the Fisher House for the holiday’s. Luckily no one in our family has ever needed the Fisher House but they help many military families that do need their help.
If you haven’t heard of them before Fisher House is a charity that provides a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. Which is kind of awesome. Scotch® and the Wrap for Warriors project are donating $200,000 to the Fisher House to help countless military families just like mine… which is even more awesome.
I kind of love these little presents… I have a couple more coming for other family member and now I can’t wait to wrap them!
As promised the FREE Printable Gift Tags are at the bottom of this post… enjoy!