Sunday, November 21, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

As crazy as this sounds, one of my favorite things about Christmas is deciding what theme/style I want for our wrapping paper!! I am not into traditional wrapping papers with Santa or snowmen...I like more of a simple, modern style with Christmas color accents.

Here are some of my favorite gift wrapping ideas:

{Martha Stewart website}

The tricky part about Christmas shopping this year was that I am ordering all of the Christmas presents online and having them shipped to my mom's house. The hubbs and I are flying to NOLA {our true home} from NYC very late on Christmas Eve so, we knew that we were not going to have enough room in our suitcases for Christmas presents for everyone so, I decided that shopping online was what was best. I am also ordering all of my wrapping supplies online and having it shipped to my mom's. The hubbs and I are going to have a wrapping party at 1am on Christmas Eve when we get to NOLA....I am being optimistic by saying that we are both going to be wrapping the presents, hehe! I knew that I needed to decide my wrapping style in enough time to order it and have it delivered by Christmas. I am way ahead of schedule in that I ordered everything {wrapping wise} today!

After looking into many styles I started to realize that most of my favorites involved brown craft paper so, I decided to start there. The great thing about craft paper is that it is very cheap. I ordered 2 rolls off of Amazon for $2.99 each with free shipping. Next I needed to decide on what type of accents I wanted to make the paper more Christmasy. I came across Etsy seller Paperjacks and fell in love with her red striped paper ribbon. I love how thick it looks and her picture even showed it with craft paper!


This picture also gave me an idea about doing cute name tags with the ribbon. I decided that turquoise would be a great color to add to the red so I turned to Google for ideas. I came across this amazing blog called On The Limb. Melinda, the creative genius behind this blog created some amazing printable gift tags which means that they are FREE!! These beauties will look perfect with the brown craft paper and red striped ribbon!

I think that this will look GREAT when it is all said and done, but we will have to wait until Christmas to see!! The best part about my wrapping paper choice this year is that it all only cost me $16!

What is your Christmas decorating/wrapping style??

I hope everyone had an awesome weekend! I promise that I am going to get better at balancing blogging and working!

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Rebekah said...

I've never thought about using just the brown paper for Christmas! I prefer that when wrapping gifts for all other occassions because you can do so much more with it. I'll have to think about that for Christmas!

We'll be mailing all of our gifts this year since we can't go home, so that would be great!

The Wife In Her New Life said...

I generally have a blue/silver theme with my Christmas wrapping. This year I am considering red and gold =) We'll see after we put the tree up what I am feeling like =)

Sharstin said...

i love the brown wrapping as well, i use it for all my wrapping needs:) love those gift tags, and all of the fun wrapping ideas! isn't this time of year the best??

Lindsay said...

I love the brown paper with the red ribbon! I may have to steal your idea :-)

Care said...

You are so cute, I might have to steal your ideas. I am so boring, we just buy the paper at the store with the stars/santas and stuff on it. lol

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