Are you in total Black Friday shopping mode? Do you go out and brave the crowds or do your shopping online? Well, in case you missed it, I have found a great source for all my crafting and gift-wrapping needs this year – and I don’t even have to leave the house! ConsumerCrafts.com is your one-stop shop for all your crafting, holiday decor and supply needs. Last week I shared a little about my shopping experience, and today I want to show you everything I ordered and how I used it do some simple and rustic gift wrapping! (You know you’ll have lots to wrap after this weekend!)
Here is a list of everything I used to create the neutral, natural gift wrapping ideas: (Click links for more info)
- Darice Yarn in Red and Cream
- 3 inch Cinnamon Sticks
- Doily Lace Tape
- Burlap Ribbon
- Artificial Pine Branch
- Frosted mini trees
One of my favorite finds is this great Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers. All you need is a piece of 12×12 or smaller cardstock to make custom gift boxes in several different sizes! You don’t even need adhesive! I love that you can do this anywhere (think long holiday road trips!) without a need for a computer or cutting machine. You could even teach your little helper elves to make some for you!
I loved watching the video on the Consumer Crafts site before purchasing to see how this board worked. It was so simple! After making several in different sizes, I had fun using all the other wrapping supplies to create rustic and nature-themed packages.
A simple way to add interest to your gifts is to tie a small object to the box – this could be an ornament, flower, or in this case a mini tree and an artificial pine branch with pinecones!
I love the trendy look of woven ribbon on gifts! It’s easier than it looks, and using yarn was just the right touch for my Kraft colored boxes. (1) Start by laying out a few pieces of ribbon or string across the top of your box going both directions. Make sure the pieces are long enough to be tied underneath. I did 2 sets of 4 pieces, but for bigger boxes, you could do even more! (2) Then try to think back to elementary school weaving with the over,under, over, under pattern! Carefully turn the box over and tie each piece of string underneath to secure it. You can adjust the spacing after everything is tied down. I added a small tag to one piece of yarn before tying.
I had so much fun creating accents with that huge bag of cinnamon sticks! You could also use these ideas for ornaments or garlands. The star was simple to put together with hot glue, and the small straight pieces were perfect for a monogram gift tag.
I hope you have some fresh new ideas for your gift wrapping this year! It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive to get a unique look for all your holiday gift giving. Make sure to check out Consumer Crafts for your crafting and gifting needs this year.
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