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Friday, December 6, 2013

Making The Task Of Gift Wrapping Fun!


Do you feel over whelmed when it comes to gift wrapping?

I am going to share with you my approach and how it helps me stay organized and happily wrapping….

First, I have to admit that I  am like a kid in a candy store when it comes to wrapping paper and ribbons.

When you think about it, choosing your paper and ribbons is like choosing fabrics for your room.

Make it fun and coordinate them and organize them in a way that they look pretty and are easily accessible.

Let me show you what I mean……

Packages waiting for their embellishments……

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Tools needed for wrapping……..

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You will notice the little basket on the right has my tools, scissors, tape, glue stick, markers all together.

Baskets to hold everything are so helpful……..

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All my ribbons are lined up in a basket ready to make a pretty bow. 

I have fun paper ribbon with stickers that have our family name on them. 

Jingle bells are a theme for this years Christmas so I have a bowl full to add to the packages.

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I don’t have a designated room to do my gift wrapping in, but I do have a large kitchen bar that works well.

Ribbet collage Gift wrapping central

You can still make your wrapping station look attractive while working by putting all the necessary elements in baskets for easy access. It also helps keep me organized.

By getting pretty papers and ribbons it really helps in making your packages stand out. I just tie simple uncomplicated bows on my packages.

Now for the fun part!! Arranging them under the tree…..

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A Christmas Helper:
I place the gifts under the tree without their bows first to figure out the arrangement. 

It is kind of like putting pillows on your sofa. Once I see where the gifts will go, it helps me decide on which color of bow to use.

I hope this will help make gift wrapping a little easier and more enjoyable for you. Below you will find the sources I use for my gift wrapping supplies.

Kathysue is Falalaing at her home!!!


Paper sources: The Container Store
                                                Nashville Wraps

Ribbons: Paper Mart
              Container Store

Paper ribbon and round stickers: Paper Jacks on Etsy