The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Gift Wrap Ideas for the Avid Crafter

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Gift Wrap Ideas for the Avid Crafter

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Just like the song, brown paper packages tied up with string have always been one of my favorite things! Anyone else? Here are five crafty gift wrap ideas to dress up those papered packages. It's a crafty collection of gifts that are almost too pretty to unwrap, and each one starts with a plain brown package. Even if you don't consider yourself to be the "crafty type," you'll find these gift wrap ideas to be super simple and quick to pull together.
Packaging and wrapping presents has always been one of my favorite things to do during the holidays. I used to have "wrapping parties" with my dad where we would put on a holiday movie and wrap gifts together. He would share tidbits and tips for cutting the paper or folding in the ends to make the present look perfect. He had a knack for making packages look fantastic! Now it's my kids and I enjoying those same "wrapping parties".
I love coming up with a new theme for our packages each year. Last year I shared these chalkboard inspired gift wrap ideas. This year I'm trying out fun ways to add pops of color and crafty touches to brown papered packages. It's a collection of ways to add pretty details to simple papered packages. 
Brown paper is a quick and affordable way to wrap all your gifts. It's my go-to wrapping paper. These ideas add flair to each presentScotch® Tape is an essential part of wrapping up these festive packages. I especially love the Scotch® Gift Wrap Tape because it blends in with the paper for an almost invisible look.
I stocked up on brown paper and a few kinds of Scotch® Tape at Walmart. All of the other supplies were pulled from my craft closet. You probably already have many of these supplies on hand too! How's that for simple?! There are so many other things to buy during the holidays. Who wants to spend a ton on expensive gift wrap. Be sure to stock up on Scotch® Brand wrapping products early and save with a 50% bonus and Walmart Rollback. And since we are getting into the holiday spirit of giving... Did you know that Scotch® Brand is donating $200,000 to Fisher House this holiday season. It's a charity that provides housing for military families while their beloved hero is receiving treatment. By using Scotch® Brand products for wrapping gifts for your family, you are supporting a company that helps military families. It's a gift that keeps on giving!

Ready to grab your supplies and have a wrapping party together. Let's get started!

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Gift Wrap Ideas

1. Baker's Twine
This one is super simple! Wrap colorful twine around a plain package. Don't forget to use a tape like Scotch® Magic Tape to secure the ends of the string at the back.

2. Tags & Tassels
Just like in the last idea, tape string around your package. Add a tag punched from colorful cardstock and a handmade tassel for added flair.
Make a Tassel!
Wrap twine, string, or yarn around a pieces of cardstock. Slip a second piece of twine through the wrapped twine and tie it at the top. Snip the wrapped twine at the bottom. Tie the tassel off with a third piece of twine a little below the top. You can even wrap this piece around the tassel a few times before tying it off.

3. Glitter
This is one of my favorite techniques! Stretch a piece double sided tape around a package. Sprinkle glitter over the tape just like you would with glitter and glue. Press the glitter into the tape and shake off the excess. Repeat this process to add more tape and glitter for a extra glitzy package or just keep it simple by finishing it off with a coordinating gift tag.

4. Fabric
Tear--that's right I said tear--pieces of fabric to wrap around a package. Simply snip into the fabric at the desired width to get it started and pull the fabric apart with a little force. Keep doing this step to rip apart even pieces. Secure the fabric strips at the back of the gift box with tape. A doily attached to the front with a mini clothespin is optional but super cute. Another option is to tie fabric strips around a package and snip the ends just like you would a ribbon.

5. Washi Tape
Wrap pieces of Washi tape around the package. So easy and cute!
Do you have some fantastic gift wrap ideas? I'd love to hear about them in the comments below or on social media. Don't forget to also check out Scotch® Brand for your gift wrapping supplies!
Happy wrapping!
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