Christmas is by far my favorite time of the year. I love all of the decorations and the twinkly lights. My all time favorite thing about the holidays is giving gifts. The last few years, I’ve been trying to make an effort to get personalized presents. I want to give the person something that will make them say “WOW” when they open it. Last year, I gave my mom and sister-in-law customized cutting boards. I also make calendars of my son each year for all of the grandparents. I even bought my dad, who is learning how to play the guitar, an engraved guitar pick last year.
This year, I want to make the gift wrapping as beautiful and thoughtful as the gifts inside of them. So, instead of buying store bought wrapping paper and using a bow from a bag, I’m making handmade wrapping paper using labels. It’s such an easy project but will make your presents pop under the tree.
- Brown or white kraft wrapping paper
- Craft pom poms
- Christmas tree labels (OL192) in your favorite colors. I chose to go with the classic Christmas colors of red, green, white and kraft brown
Step 1: Unroll a portion of your wrapping paper and start sticking the Christmas tree labels on it. At first, I used my ruler to make sure they were an even 2” apart, but after a while, I trusted my eye and didn’t use the ruler. When you’re sticking the labels down, make sure you press hard because when you wrap the package the labels at the edges of the present may pop up off of the paper. If this happens stick them back down.
Step 2: Wrap your present.
Step 3: Glue your craft pom poms at the top of your trees. Let dry.