Saturday, December 10, 2011

inexpensive gift wrapping ideas

Another week closer to Christmas!!!  Woo hoo!!!  I am spending this weekend gift wrapping and putting the finishing touches to my christmas decor.  I really want to do a Christmas home tour for you, but not sure if my schedule will allow AND if my camera will perform.  My camera is so old it has such hard time focusing.  I just wanna cry sometimes ...  I hope my husband reads this post. *wink*  *wink*

Alright onto today's topic!  I am sharing with you how I do my gift wrapping.  Using the good old kraft paper and giving it a little twist with the the scallop edge.  Here are what you will need:
  • Kraft paper.  Bought mine at Staples for $5/roll and it usually lasts me at least 2 years.
  • Newspaper or the Penny Saver.
  • Jute Twine
  • Ribbon from the Dollar Store
  • Any scallop edge punch.  I used a Martha Stewart one.  I don't remember how much I got this for, maybe $6-$7 with my 40% coupon from Michaels.
  • Circle cutter
  • Letter charm $1 from Target.  Target has a huge selection of package charms at $1 an item.  I saw a pack of 4 snowflakes for $1.  Can't beat that!










59 comments:

  1. Your wrapping is lovely. I never thought to use an edge punch to jazz up the kraft paper. Gotta try that!

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  2. I'm only using craft paper this Christmas, thanks for the great ideas!

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  3. I am following the hop and am following you via GFC as masugr. Hope you can take a moment to stop by http://mywildcrazylife.blogspot.com and return the follow. Thanks

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  4. I love the looks of these!

    I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-party-with-features-week.html

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  5. i love this...and actually considered doing this year. thanks for the nudge! :) i'm a new follower...hope you'll follow me back. -- Hilary

    http://daydreambeliever-hilary.blogspot.com/

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  6. These are adorable!!!

    New follower here from the blog hop. :)

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  7. Found you at Creative Blogger's Party. Love your package ideas, especially that scallop edge punch. Think I'm gonna pick one up tomorrow. I'm now a follower.

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  8. So pretty I use craft paper for wrapping too it is so simple and elegant too! great job!!

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  9. These look great! Adorable blog, btw! I found you at the Kurtz Corner social :)

    Cheers!
    Cathy

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  10. Love your Gift Wrapping. Very Creative & Adorable.

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  11. Fantastic wrapping ideas. Saw this on MIM..Loz

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  12. I need to buy a scallop punch pronto!

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  13. love, love, love it! they came out so so cute! you did an amazing job! and i see that your growing so fast too! congrats girl! we've come along ways :)

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  14. I wrap everything in kraft paper now. Less storage for wrapping paper is a definate plus and it is so easy to customize! Some fantastic ideas here.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  15. So simple and so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us. Will have to try that soon. Saw your post on MIM and had to stop and have a look. Merry Christmas

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  16. Visiting from the Inspired Collection. I love these gifts! I think the scallop makes them look so beautiful. Thanks for the great idea :)

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  17. I just love your gift wrap ideas!! :o)

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  18. Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE pretty wrapping... though it makes it VERY hard to not open.. :) I have the same Martha Stewart Punch I used it on a Tag Swap.. I am not a Paper Crafter so I had no idea how to use the thing... I kept getting those little Breaks in between the Scallops... I would love for you to share this at http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-party1/

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  19. I love to wrap with craft paper too! That scalloped edge is so lovely and adds such a beautiful touch! Thank you for the inspiration!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  20. Gorgeous packaging! I'm pinning these :)

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  21. So pretty, My!!!!! :) THanks for the tut!

    xoxo laurie

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  22. I really like this! Thank you for sharing. I am starting to get the craft paper love, too!

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  23. What a great idea to wrap the presents like this with the fun borders. I saw it at Make it Monday!

    Hugs,
    Kitty

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  24. Very, Very beautiful!Love them all! Ok this could be a stupid question, but how do you keep the edging so even with the puncher? The wrapping would make me not want to open it up to see what's inside! So pretty, Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration over at Sunday's Best! Make sure you come back now.

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  25. I love this look...simple and beautiful! I'm a new follower too. Stop by and visit and if you come by in the next 2 hours, enter to win my Heirloom ornament. Drawing is at 12 noon PST. Warm wishes

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  26. I love your great wrapping ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Love your very pretty wrapping ideas!!
    Kraft paper looks so pretty and easy to decorate.
    Linked over from Organise and decorate everything.
    -Kristin
    www.adventuresofaandk.blogspot.com

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  28. Wow! I have been using craft paper, twine and creamy white velvet ribbon to wrap gifts this Christmas. All stuff I already had around the house, which has been a fun way to decorate without the big price tag. I never thought of punching the edge...it is BEAUTIFUL!!

    Heidi@HomemadeBeautiesByHeidi

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  29. Your packages are lovely! And I like that you can find kraft paper made from recycled content, that's good for the environment.

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  30. These are so awesome! Fabulous inspiration :) Sure glad I saw your creations over at MIM. Thanks

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  31. Gorgeous gift wrapping. Kraft paper is wonderful. I love the look. Merry Christmas. Linda

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  32. ooohh I am squealing with delight ... these are soooooooooooooooooo awesome ... fabulous idea thanks for sharing xox

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  33. Beautiful gift wrapping! This would be perfect for any occasion!

    Thanks for stopping by to link up for Functional Friday!

    ~Angela

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  34. These are quite lovely. I love wrapping packages in brown paper as well. I like the lacy effect you got with the paper edgers. I must try that.

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  35. There is nothing nicer than brown paper packages tied up with string!...certainly one of my favourite things! Love the scalloped edging, it adds such a professional touch - beautiful!

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  36. What great ideas! And, I agree, brown craft paper is limitless and so easy to jazz up! Don't forget to come on down and share this at the Head to Head Showdown! ~Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

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  37. Bath Bomb Creations love the look of these!!
    Lesley

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  38. These cute gift wrapping ideas were featured @ {nifty thrifty sunday} today!
    Come grab a button if you'd like! :)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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  39. Wow, these are so beautiful. Great packaging! Thank you for sharing. I am your newest follower and I look forward to reading more of your posts! I would appreciate it if you took a moment to stop over at my blog and followed me back. Thank you! http://milliemorganmedia.blogspot.com

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  40. Love those paper punch edges... simple touch that makes the gifts so pretty.

    I'd love it if you could add this project to my Christmas inspiration party at ~ http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/12/inspiration-friday_16.html

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  41. Elegant wrappings--I'm loving the touch of pink; so pretty.

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  42. Hi My, the way you have decorated your presents is totally adorable. What an elegantly simple way to do it. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

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  43. What fun ideas, I love the scalloped edges! I featured your gift wrapping ideas today, thanks for sharing!

    http://designdininganddiapers.com/2011/12/top-10-tuesday-14-brown-paper-packages

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  44. I would love to receive a package wrapped like this - so pretty!

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  45. Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog tonight! Come check it out and grab a button :) http://www.mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/12/your-whims-wednesday-38-and-features.html

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  46. Darling wrapping paper! Thanks for sharing

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  47. I love this wrapping idea! I would love for you to add it to my Best of 2011 link party, as well as any other projects you are most proud of from this year. Visit http://www.petalstopicots.com.
    ~Kara(already a google follower :)

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  48. I love your gift wrap ideas! The scalloped edges are so pretty!

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  49. My!! I love this...I had to pin it so I don't forget about it..I'm going to wrap gifts next year with craft paper...Thanks for sharing at my "Anything Holiday" linky party...I'm glad we are bloggy friends, Merry Christmas!!!


    www.mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/
    www.facebook.com/MyCrazyBeautifulLife.13
    www.pinterest.com/denyse13/

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  50. Those are beautiful. Someday, when I'm not nursing, I might try something crafty like this. This year I did good to just get the paper on the presents.

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  51. I'm going to be adding one of your ideas to the gift wrapping series that wraps up (HA!) tomorrow on my blog - love your style! :)

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  52. I am going to keep it in mind and will use it when i needed.

    Send gifts to pakistan

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  53. Do you have some more inexpensive ideas for wrapping gifts?

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