December 16, 2010 at 2:13 pm , by Beth Roehrig
I don’t know about you, but between Christmas and birthdays, I’ve been doing a whole lotta wrapping lately. Right now I have a drawer stuffed full of tissue paper and spools of ribbon, and loose rolls of paper that are smushed into my closet. While I would LOVE to have an entire room devoted to crafting and wrapping a la Martha Stewart (she’s even introducing a furniture line based on her own craft room next month at Home Decorators Collection), that’s just not in the cards for me.
But for those of us without that kind of space to dedicate, there are other smart ways to keep your supplies organized. Read more
November 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm , by cdewet
A Simple Statement
Kraft paper goes from blah to beautiful with some colorful ribbon and a few personal touches. Bonus—one roll will last you the entire season! Last year I wrapped all of my boxes in Kraft paper and used red or plaid colored ribbon from Michaels to spruce them up. Raffia and twine also work well for this simple and rustic look. Finish the package off with an adorable vintage gift tag from etsy.com. You can apply this idea to plain brown lunch bags too—just fold over the top and punch out two holes to thread the ribbon through. They are great for gifting coffee!
Express Yourself with Color
Don’t be afraid to ditch the traditional red and green and go for something bold! Purples, golds, blues, silvers, pinks—really any color—can work for the holiday. Start by choosing a color scheme that inspires you and buy a couple of different rolls of wrapping paper—one with a print and one solid to mix and match. Paper-Source and The Container Store have some great options for holiday gift wrap. Use double-stick tape to attach a cut-out strip of the patterned paper around a box wrapped in the solid paper, or vice-versa. To keep your gifts unified choose a solid colored ribbon that will work with all of the packages. If your color scheme doesn’t scream holiday, attach a jingle bell or a glass ball ornament in a complimentary color to the ribbon. Check out cb2.com for some unique colored glass ornaments.