Let's Wrap Some Presents

First and foremost, I would like to say a HUGE thank you to all of my wonderful followers.  My goal for November was to reach 30 followers, and thanks to Tiffany from Living Savvy, today I am up to 50 followers!  It means more than you know, and I am so grateful for all of your comments and support as I continue on with my new adventure of blogging!

Moving on, yes, my friends, it's that time of year again.  I decided I should slowly start wrapping presents this year, and then I feel like my effort is more worthwhile because I'll be able to look at them longer.  Unlike last year, when I waited until winter break to wrap presents.  I don't even know if some were wrapped for 24 hours, and then that makes me really sad thinking about how long it took me to wrap them only to watch people rip it apart.  Except for the twin sister A, she knows how to make unwrapping a present last longer than I ever knew possible.

As mentioned here,  I wanted to reuse some of the supplies I bought for other Christmas crafts.  While at Michaels, I also bought a roll of plain brown paper (think brown lunch bag material).  I brought the materials home for Thanksgiving to start some wrapping, and what do you know, my amazing mom bought some other thinner ribbon for me to use too!  I know, I know, she's the best.  I had to wrap my roommate's gifts early because I'll sadly be leaving her to go home for break while she remains in Madison being the amazing nurse that she is (her patients are pretty lucky to spend the holidays with her).  Once I wrapped the presents like I would with any other normal wrapping paper, I added the ribbon for extra detail.  Don't be afraid to layer or lie the  ribbons next to one another.  You could also do some vertical and horizontal, but I haven't gotten around to that quite yet.  Get creative with how you write the names too so that you aren't left with too much space, unless you like space, then by all means go for it!  Lesson learned from the first one I wrapped, which may or may not be the reason I have the presents stacked on one another in the pictures:


While I was home, my mom also started to do some Christmas decorating, which looks great might I add.  After I showed her how I hung an ornament from a lampshade, she wanted to do so as well at our home sweet home.  She found a great ornament; however, it was far too large to hang from any of our lampshades.  

Solution: Place it with the pinecones (is it one word or two words...I keep going back and forth and even Google is confused about it?) on the coffee table.  We both love how it brightened up the basket.

Any holiday decorating tricks up your sleeves? Do share!

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Liz Taylor said...

how freaking cute! U did a great job.

pam {simple details} said...

I'm impressed you have gifts wrapped!!! I'm thinking about that paper, too. They sell it at Walmart in the paint section in large rolls to use for taping off. I've got that creative photography trick down, too!

travelkate said...

I'm so impressed that you have already purchased presents and have them wrapped! I have had a hard time finding gifts...seems like this might be a last minute kind of year for me!

Dana said...

love the pinecones/pine cones agony. so you. and me, haha.