Saturday, November 25, 2017

Wrap It Tips & Ideas

I think we all love to see pretty packages under the tree, but sometimes wrapping can cost almost as much as the gift.

  Keeping things in line with my budget has to happen too.

I thought I would coordinate my wrapping with my living room decor this year.  I am using white, gold and my gorgeous malachite pillows, so I shopped for a few things that would give me the look.

 I fell in love with these gorgeous boxes from Target.  They look so elegant and expensive, but for $5 they are a great size and affordable..

1. TIP - Use a beautiful box to hold a budget friendly gift and it will elevate the gift to a new level.  Just tie with a pretty satin ribbon and add an elegant tag.

There are so many gorgeous gift bags that will fit any occassion or design.

2. TIP - Even a pretty plain white bag from the Dollar Tree or 99c store will look amazing if you top it off with some pretty tissue and add a special bow or tag.  Tie a pretty bow on the handle, add a jingle bell or other small ornament and it will steal the show.

If you buy just a few pretty wrapping papers that go with your theme, you can give the illusion that all of your gifts have custom wrappings.

3. TIP - Use plain white butcher or brown wrapping paper that is really cheap to fill in for most of the packages and sprinkle the fancy paper ones in between.  

Buy a couple of packages of fancy tags and tissue to use for those gift bags.

4. TIP - Use the cheaper plain white tissue from the 99c Store to wrap around gifts inside your boxes and save the fancy tissue to upgrade your fancy or plain gift bags.  Plain paper bags or wrapped packages look amazing with a glitzy tag too.

 5. TIP - Look around for the unusual - gold tipped feathers, small ornaments, bells, glitzy gift tages and pretty satin ribbons from Walmart to add a special finishing touch to any gift.  A simple satin bow tied to a butcher paper or brown paper package is stunning.

How about you, do you match your gift wrap to your decor?

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  1. ♥♥♥ your wrapping paper choices. I have always coordinated my wrapping papers and ribbons, I love the whole process of wrapping gifts. I usually choose a color scheme or a theme and go from there. I wrote about it on my blog post today and at the end I gave a peek of what I am using this year. Yours is going to be absolutely lovely. You were smart to buy the Target products early enough because I am sure they will be flying out the doors this year!! Your Christmas room is going to look lovely, Marty! Merry Christmas!

  2. Love your choices! They will look wonderful in your home.

  3. Good evening Marty, I love everything associated with Christmas. I especially love wrapping gifts to make each gift extra special.
    Thank you for your hints and tips as at this time of year our pennies need to stretch as far as possible.
    I am traditional and always use red and green wrapping paper and ribbons to match my Christmas decorations.
    Best Wishes

  4. Hello Marty, I used to subscribe to your blog, but with all your graphics my poor old laptop couldn't take it. So I had to drop some of the blogs I had subscribed to. I'm happy to say I have purchased a new laptop and it is doing fine with graphics. I have subscribed to yours again and I find that you have moved! What a surprise. I loved your old home and I'm sure I will love this one too. I've been peeping around looking at the posts that I have missed. You always had some great decorating and craft ideas!

  5. Can't wait to see the finished products. As a single mom, I used to tell my daughter when she was little "If you can't afford much, you have to make it look great" I love glitz at Christmas, so I take foil boxes and dress them up with super bows and picks or matching flowers. At least everyone wants to keep the box! This is funny now, but not at the time. The one and only time I used a gift bag, as I handed the gift to my friend, the bottom fell out and the one and only glass item chipped.

  6. Perfect and beautiful ideas, Marty! I haven't seen those boxes at Target ,but I'll look. They will be great for a few small gifts together. I also love your idea of using the inexpensive wrap for the gift items, and the fancy for the tissue sticking out. I like to save the paper some stores like Marshall's and Homegoods use to wrap breakables. Use them the same way for candles, etc. I also love plain tags and a cute stamp on the back with an ink pad and holiday stamp. So cute.

    Jane x

  7. I can't wait to see your packages. This is the first time I've color coordinated my tree and I really wish I had planned ahead for my packages. I was determined to use up everything I had stored. Hehehe. I'll remember this next year.