Christmas Wrap

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The ladybug came off a bar of soap I bought. I have been saving it all year just for this application.

I know it seems a bit early for a post about wrapping Christmas gifts, but my family is travelling here for Thanksgiving and I won’t see many of them near the Christmas holiday. We have developed a family tradition of sending the wrapped gifts home with each other when we gather at Thanksgiving to save on shipping costs.

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The wrap and gift tags.

I use the same paper for gifts all year long. I just dress it up differently according to the occasion. I bought this large roll of cream drawing paper at IKEA from the children’s section. Here. I’ve been working on this roll for a couple years. The brown paper is reused from a framing job I had done. The gift tags were all cut from an 87 cent piece of cardstock. I’m still working through a large stash of ribbons and string that my mom collected over decades and passed on to me. I usually color on the gift tags in colors that coordinate with my ribbon or string.

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I think the pile of presents makes a charming vignette in the corner for now.

My cost this year was just the cardstock. Everything else I had on hand. The paper can be reused and recycled. The fabric string and ribbon can be reused and composted.

9 thoughts on “Christmas Wrap

  1. That’s wonderful. I do something similar with wrapping. Still getting through my gold and white striped paper of the last two years. Covers all occasions.
    I love your gift tags and the ladybug.
    Any suggestions for xmas gifts Fawn?

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    1. I just give gifts to my kids and my mom. When my kids were very young, each would get a book, an article of clothing, a toy they had interest in and candy. Now they are adults, they might get a book or an article of clothing or a food treat. Not all three.

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