Anyway, I figured I'd post a few pics of some presents I wrapped for anyone interested. I probably enjoy wrapping gifts more than shopping for them. Which, if you know me, says a lot because I love shopping. It is kind of rush for me to find a gift for someone that I know they will love. I often fail at finding that perfect gift, but when I succeed and the person loves it....that's really the best gift for me. I think people often feel guilty about receiving a gift when they have nothing to give back. But that always leaves me feeling bad that they feel bad when I wish they'd just enjoy their gift and let me enjoy them enjoying it, you know?
I have a couple of friends that are the best at wrapping gifts. Every gift is such a treat to receive. It made me realize that pretty wrapping makes the gift that much more special. This year, I decided I wasn't going to buy anything new. I'm trying to turn over a new leaf and start using all of the stuff I am
Above is how I decorated for all of the lovely ladies that bless my life. I stamped kraft colored wrapping paper with gold ink then decorated with tulle, bits of gold paper, and gold ribbon. I included doilies when I could. Love doilies.
On the soft gift, I just used tissue to wrap the gift. I try to avoid using boxes when possible so that I am not using a box and tissue for every gift. It not only keeps my box storage down - I will admit I hoard boxes - but it also keeps my gift wrapping stash to a minimum - which is also why I like to stamp kraft colored wrapping paper instead of storing tons of rolls of wrapping paper. I stamped the gift tags with the same stamps I used on the paper and used some gift tags I brought back from India - which is big for me because I don't know that I will ever get any more of those tags ever again. Please hold all applause until the end of this post. Thank you.
Here is how I wrapped the gifts for the men in my life. I used tissue paper on the wrapping and some fabric scraps instead of ribbon. I love that the edges frayed as I tied it around. I had some old felt poinsettias that I added to the gift tags with brads.
Alright. Enough rambling. Time to get to bed. I hope everyone is enjoying their holidays. I've been doing my best to stretch them out as long as possible. I even recorded a bunch of cheesy Christmas movies on Lifetime at the last minute so I could watch them after the holidays. I know. I'm crazy. The holidays are flying by way too quickly for me. But, I suppose it's as to be expected. This year flew by faster than any year I can remember. Goodnight!!