ON CHRISTMAS WRAPPING (BELOW)
ON CHRISTMAS WRAPPING
First, let me start by saying I LOVE CHRISTMAS. Second, I am also the least crafty person you will ever meet. I can't remember a time where I didn't get things gift wrapped for Christmas. Patience has never been my forte, but these little presents didn't take much time at all. I wanted to make Erik an "adventskalender" or Advent Calendar before he left for Norway. I combined this Norwegian tradition with one of my own... 12 Days of Christmas. I think getting a present everyday leading up to Christmas is so fun instead of opening them all up at once. Anyway, here is my little tutorial for easy gift wrapping like a pinterest goddess.
1. LITTLE BOXES
Boxes are AMAZING and don't require any wrapping paper at all. I found these white and gold ones at Sam's Club of all places (so random) but they worked perfect because they were all different sizes for different presents
2. GARLAND/ CHRISTMAS TREE CLIPPINGS
I love the how the little Christmas tree clippings add so much character to the gifts. I found these clippings from Home Depot. I basically just went and asked if I could have whatever was left and they gave me a whole handful for decorating. I've used them to decorate my room too! It just makes the whole house smell like Christmas.
3. SPARKLE TWINE
When I first thought of this idea I really wanted plain twine, but Michael's only had the sparkle version. I ended up liking this way more. My only advice is get more twine then you think you need. I went back and forth to Michael's twice to get the proper amount. So worth it though. *also if you go to Michael's website they always have coupons*
4. CALENDAR TAGS
These beautiful tags came from my favorite blogger, Cath in the City. You can find others online or even make them in photoshop. I loved hers because they were so cute!
I first measured out how much twine I would need based on the size of the box. I made a cross shape on the back and tied the bow in the front. After, I measured a tree clipping that would work with the size of the box, stuck a number on it and there you go! Done!
Erik was thrilled with his "adventskalender" I would love to see how everyone else is wrapping presents this year. Comment below :)