Rustic Christmas Gift Wrapping

 

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I’m going to let you in on a dirty little secret – I hate wrapping paper. Wading through piles of it to find a decent pattern, calculating the amount you will need for the gifts you’ve got to wrap, buying it at what seems like an incredibly inflated price for something that is just going to be tossed into the fire at the end of the night anyway. I sort of let myself forget about wrapping paper this year, conveniently passing by that aisle with blinders on. I’ve got a much cheaper and, in my opinion, prettier method for gift wrapping anyway.

Craft paper is everywhere. I order a lot of supplies online, so there is pretty much a constant flow of the stuff into my house, and I hate to throw away a perfectly useful material. This year, I decided to theme my gifts to match my tree – rustic – so I finally got the chance to use up some of that craft paper. The fresh pine fronds are a nice touch because my tree is fake. I like having at least a little bit of the real stuff around.  😉

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • craft paper
  • washi tape
  • twine
  • fresh pine fronds
  • scissors

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First, fold your paper over your package neatly. The flaps will be the front of the gift. Another nice thing about this method is that very little tape is needed to hold it together.

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Next, use the washi tape to tape down the flaps. I made the letter G (for Grant), which also eliminates the need for a gift tag. One less step is always nice!

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Tie your twine around the parcel tightly, and place the fresh pine branch over the twine.

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Tie twine around the branch in a tight bow.

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I’m really loving the look of these gifts! Merry Christmas!

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And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

Luke 2:15-16

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