Pretty Affordable Christmas Wrap

December 19, 2012

Christmas is officially less than a week away! I’m definitely off of my game this year and will really need to hustle to check the last few gifts off of my list. I’m not exactly sure when it’s going to happen but after last week’s events, I’m not too stressed about it. I started wrapping gifts for my kids’ teachers yesterday and took just a little bit more time than usual packaging each one. With 6 teachers between my 3 kids (they each have 2…job share positions are pretty common here) plus the principal, I couldn’t spend a lot on each person but wanted to let them know how much we appreciate everything that they do. It’s the little personalized touches that make presents all the more special, wouldn’t you agree? The thought and time that goes into thinking about the receiver of each gift means much more than the value of the gift inside, in my humble opinion. Here are some beautiful and inexpensive wrapping ideas for the holidays…

Free Printable by Lindsey Bee via Babble

Katie’s Pencil Box

Sarasota Magazine via Creature Comforts

It doesn’t take much more than a printer and some simple supplies to recreate any of these adorable packages. I just picked up some washi tape and baker’s twine from Spruce and will definitely be giving this bunting a shot! Kraft paper and vintage tins are always a good idea but I’m especially loving the printed family photos and hand painted watercolour papers this year…


Country Living

Candice Stringham

Sweet Paul. Photo by Alexandra Grablewski.

Creature Comforts

It’s high time that I put together a wrapping kit like Ez’s over at Creature Comforts, although it’s far too pretty to hide away in a drawer or cupboard! I’ve got a busy day ahead full of school performances, shop talk and an afternoon trip into the city but will catch up with you again on Friday. See you soon :)


1 Tracey { 12.19.12 at 12:21 am }

I enjoy giving and watching whoever receives it, open it. I really look forward to that part of Christmas. These wrapping ideas spark some inspiration…. I bought all of my gift wrap at Ikea and then just embellish it with personal touches that suit each person. BTW, I’m heading to West Elm tomorrow, what time is your tour?
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2 Birch + Bird { 12.19.12 at 12:29 am }

Ikea’s perfect for all of the wrapping essentials! I’ll be at WE at 5pm…can’t miss my kiddos in their school Christmas concert earlier in the day :) Maybe we’ll cross paths?

3 Heather Maloney { 12.19.12 at 4:10 am }

What a gorgeous post! I love all of the ideas above especially the pom poms and the mini bunting. x

4 Tricia { 12.19.12 at 12:49 pm }

Every year I keep meaning to make a wrapping kit to my life easier and my packages prettier. The one pictured here is perfect.

5 janis- pinecone camp { 12.20.12 at 2:46 pm }

We’ll be wrapping up a storm, here in Australia, this weekend. Some really cute ideas here, so thanks for sharing! Hope all is well, ladies! Looking forward to catching up soon. xo
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6 Birch + Bird { 12.21.12 at 12:04 am }

Oh my goodness, Janis…I just opened my closet and have sooo much wrapping to do! I wasn’t sure I had enough presents but apparently I’ve been stashing away quite a bit…some late nights ahead :)

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