it's a wrap!

I know it's still November but since the holidays are around the corner, and there will be lots of wrapping to do, I thought I would share a gift wrapping idea with you. I did this for one of my girlfriends birthdays a few months back and it would be great for the holidays too. It is cheap, colorful, easy and festive. You can choose any color yarn you want and for the holidays you could even incorporate doilies with it, jingle bells, or a small ornament. A photo ornament as the gift tag would be great tie in.

what I used:
kraft paper
three different colors of yarn 
a pom maker 
manila tags

what I did:
wrapped the present as per usual
started with the first type of yarn (grey flecked) and wrapped it around the gift in a wide and open pattern
then wrapped the second yarn (bright multicolored) more densely and narrowly towards the middle
tied on the pom I made from the third yarn (bright solid pink)
then I wrote a note one manila tag and slid it into the area created between the yarn and the box
for the smaller box I cut the top off another manila tag and wrote a short personal note

[kraft paper and yarn]

[the yarn will create a perfect pocket to slip a card or note in]

[make it personal]

How fun, right?!?! If you have any questions about what I used or how, let me know! Any other touches that you can think to add are always good. Just make it simple and personal.

Also, don't forget about the GIVEAWAY...not much time left!


vanessa (the gal) said...

b e a u t i f u l! i love wrapping with yarn! great post mama! i may buy these great natural boxes for gift wrapping (for christmas, ect.)... if there's a large minimum i'll let you know. maybe we can share the order :)

xo!!! vanessa

debbiecutieface said...

this is so cute and fun!

Erin said...

This is so darn precious. it would make my entire month if I got this package from someone.


Megan said...

love. i really need to learn how to be a craftier person. i feel like i got ripped off, because im left handed, and leftys are supposed to be creative, i. am not.

Anh said...

oh! Those wrappings are so pretty!!

iheartkiwi said...

You can't beat good old fashioned kraft paper for wrapping gifts. LOVE the yarn!

It's so cute I almost wouldn't want to open it... almost :)

fashiongamble said...

oh wow looks so pretty

hello, Friday said...

oh cute! They look so cozy! Love pom pom!! xoxo

Ash Louise said...

That's such a great idea! I'm totally going to try this!!!

Jamie said...

This is so simple and cute. I am not crafty but I might steal this!

Shutterbug said...

it's very pretty. your "peeps" will be very happy!

Ocean Dreams said...

That is SO creative - I absolutely love it!! I'll have to do a gift wrap like that sometime in the near future. I love your blog girl - I'll definitely keep reading!

I hope you'll become a follower as well, xoxo.

Carly Roberts said...

Oh I love the Peeps! My presents from you are always wrapped so wonderfully that I don't want to unwrap them (just keep them on my desk and look at them or something). <3

jill said...

So cute, I feel inspired!

x. jill
those ghosts

jacquelyn | lark + linen said...

the pom pom is awesome! Such a cute idea adding it to the gift.

Coley said...

This is adorable. Love the presentation!