Tuesday, December 23

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons

Playing with paper is one of my favorite things so I like to make gift-wrapping fun and creative. Here are some easy ways to dress up a simple present.

1. Natural elements: A few small pinecones or evergreen sprigs can be attached to a ribbon or a raffia bow with floral wire for a homey, rustic appeal.
2. Ornament tag: Attaching an interesting ornament to the outside of a gift is exciting for the recipient and can be the little something extra that makes a package memorable...even if there are socks inside.
3. Heartfelt and handwritten: Instead of the "to: mom, from: me" label, how about a handwritten note on a folding notecard?
4. Forgo the disposables: A reusable and functional container with a ribbon around it is a great choice and doubles as wrapping. For example, a large wine bucket with wine and cheese inside, or a wire basket with cookie cutters and an apron.

Happy holidays, and have fun giving!

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