I love giving gifts. I love the act of making someone smile or feel special, whether it’s for their birthday or just because they are important in your life. To me, the gift wrap is just as important as the gift itself.
The art of gift wrap came from my grandmother. Each Christmas, you could always tell which gifts came from her because each one was so creatively decorated with handmade bows and other adornments. Over the years, my mom started doing the same. She buys the most beautiful ribbon to decorate the gifts.
Ribbon is beautiful, but it is also pretty expensive. So instead of breaking the bank, I thought I’d show you how to decorate presents using labels. You can either buy some labels or use leftover ones from previous projects that you’ve created.
There are an endless number of ideas of ways you can decorate your gifts. Here are 10 ideas to help your creative gears turning.
- Plain wrapping paper
- Craft hole puncher
- Black marker
Here are the labels that I used:
- OL2279 – 3″ Circle Labels
- OL195 – 2.3758″ x 2.2601″ Star Shaped Labels
- OL3285CB – Chalkboard Labels – 8.5″ x 11″ Full Sheet with 1 Back Slit
- OL1330 – 1.5″ x 1.5″ Heart Shaped Labels
- OL1025 – 1″ Circle Labels
- OL5375 – 2″ Circle Labels
- OL237 – 0.6903″ x 0.5786″ Letter Labels
Wrap your gift with solid colored wrapping paper.
Decorate a yellow wrapped gift with fluorescent red 1.5” heart labels as the eyes. Then, cut out a mouth from a full sheet of chalkboard labels.
Spell out “love” using white letter labels.
Yellow Polka Dot:
Stick 1” true yellow circle labels in a repetitive pattern on a black gift wrapped present.
Make the body of the butterfly using a 2” and 1” true blue circle label. Then, press fluorescent 1.5” pink heart labels over the circle. With a black marker, draw antennas and decorate the wings. Use silver foil letter labels to write a cute saying on the package.
Flowers and Sun:
Pinch together eight 2” and eight 1” true blue circle labels so that the top part of the circle connects. Then, press the bottom portion of the circle so it spans out so it can stick to your present. Do the same technique to a 1.5” fluorescent pink heart. Fan the blue labels out so they look like flower petals. Then, draw a stem with a black marker. Use the pinched pink hearts as leaves. Use the same technique to make the sun using true yellow 1” circle labels.
Connect the blue dots:
Draw diagonal lines with a black marker on the package. Then stick 1” true blue labels onto the lines.
Cut 1” true blue and true yellow circle labels in half with your scissors. Then stick them on the package side by side to create an interesting effect.
After you’ve used all of your heart labels, peel the leftover off the label backing. Then carefully cover a wrapped gift with it.
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