Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Super simple wrapping idea

This year, the thought of wrapping presents has me super overwhelmed.  So in order to save a little of what sanity I have left, I decided to go very simple.  Although it is simple, I still think it is beautiful and fun.

I used to spend a lot of money on "pretty" paper and elaborate bows to make sure whatever was sitting under that tree looked just as pretty.  Not anymore!  Bring on the butcher paper!!

A couple rolls of brown butcher paper, red ribbon and plain white labels are all I needed.

1.  wrap your present in the butcher paper just like you were using regular wrapping paper
2.  cut a long piece of ribbon.  I used red curly ribbon.
3.  Wrap the ribbon around the package several times.  The key here is to make it as imperfect as possible.  The more crazy you get with it the more character it has.
4.  Once you get to the last wrap around the front of the package, slip on your label.
5.  Tape the end of the ribbon to the back of the package.
6.  Enjoy your super cheap but beautiful wrap job!

Here are a few of mine after.

Not one of them looks like the other.  I switched it up and wrapped some vertical and some horizontal.  I also placed the labels in different places.  You don't even have to use labels with holes.  It would be super cute to just slide the label in between the ribbon.  Because I have a 2 year old, I need something a little more permanent if you know what I mean.


Here is what the back of the package looked like after I taped the ribbon down.

My super simple label addressed to my sweet little niece.

How's your wrapping going?  Any super simple ideas you can share?

3 comments:

Anna said...

Cute! And so simple!!!

Anna
www.askannamoseley.com

..::k.toms::.. said...

So cute! I've done this before, but I never thought of slipping a label thru the ribbon? LOVE it!!
It's what I'll be doing NEXT YEAR since we're not doing presents this year ;)

Colleen said...

I love this idea. I was just telling my mom how I would love to try this next year. I haven't really seen the brown paper anywhere. I think it's such a simple but nice way. I saw that Target had cheap snowflakes and other add-ons to add to the visual element with some ribbon.

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