I have a need to go over the top during the holiday season. We already discussed how I refuse to wrap presents with “Ho!Ho!Ho!” wrapping paper and I’ve already shown you my DIY clay gift tags I’m using this holiday season. Now it’s time for me to show you the pretty presents that have a spot under my tree 🙂
Keeping in theme with my reduce, reuse, recycle motto for this season’s decor, I decided to use left over supplies to wrap each gift. Kraft paper is my go-to for a base….I love that it’s neutral and can go with anything and everything.
(Do you like my tree stand? Post to come :))
While rummaging through my junk, I found leftover muslin and white burlap…their light colors look really great against the kraft paper. I love ripping strips of muslin because you are left with slightly frayed edges. If you cut a very small slit and then rip, the fabric rips in a straight line….perfect for creating a fabric ribbon to wrap a gift with.
I also love the texture of burlap. I frayed the edges on both sides of a strip and used it as a fabric ribbon. A piece of Christmas tree clipping (free from Home Depot!) adds a colorful touch.
I made these gift tags simply by printing a large lowercase letter on vintage sheet music paper. I then gently tore the paper in a rectangle shape around the letter and tied it to the present using some white string. A nice alternative to my DIY clay tags.
For the smaller gifts, I used some of the leftover satin ribbon from my pine cone display. beautiful, simple, and sleek.
I also layered fabric and ribbon on some gifts to add some texture.
I know they are way over the top, but I LOVE looking at these pretty presents! And I really hope my friends/family enjoy opening them on Christmas morning 🙂 And I also hope they don’t think I’m too crazy when I ask them to save the fabric/ribbon…do you do that too? There’s nothing wrong with recycling! 🙂