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Wrapping Pretty Presents!

Hello! Today is super jam-packed, as was the rest of the week – packing, wrapping, cooking, cleaning and attempting to not leave the house in shambles while we are off with family for the holidays! Henry has his first Christmas program at “school” today and I am so looking forward to seeing all of the cuties up on stage singing and “performing” their songs! Henry has been practicing for us at home and I tear up every time he starts doing the hand motions for Joy To The World. He is very focused to make sure he does them just right and I look at him and realize he is quickly becoming a little boy.  Where did my baby go?! Ok, enough of the sob story about my boys growing up, but seriously! I don’t understand how this happens!

Today’s post is about wrapping pretty presents! I thought I would share a few photos of some of the gifts I’ve wrapped so far. I love a roll of great wrapping paper and ribbon to go along with it, but this year I decided to add a few extra embellishments. Tulle has always been a friend of mine, so by combining it with fun, patterned ribbon, pipe cleaners, stickers and a few miscellaneous decorative pieces, I feel like the wrapping is up a notch this year + they look so pretty under the tree 🙂

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Notice my new tree skirt?! Find out how I made it in 5 minutes here

Back to the presents…Tying the ribbon and tulle is about the only thing that takes a little time. I was going to hand-make nametags this year, but decided I had no time to do it…who does really?! That is when I raided my sticker box and found a sheet of gold foil letter stickers. I remember picking these up at the $1 spot at Target a few months ago.

gold foil stickersOn several of the packages, the first letter of the recipients’ name was all I used for a name tag.

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Here I used the letter sticker on top of some plain stickers with a design on the border.

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Another embellishment I added to make my presents pretty, was a gold Christmas tree pick. You can cut them up or put the entire piece on. Here I used a 1/2 of one with gold balls or maybe they are gold berries?!

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I mixed my go-to red tulle with fun patterned ribbons for a not so matchy matchy look 🙂

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I’m not saying they are award-winning or that I’m the world’s best wrapper, but I think they look pretty good (since I was aiming for pretty presents to begin with)!

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What do you use for nametags? What is your favorite kind of ribbon? Have you started or maybe even finished wrapping yet?!

Thanks for being here and I hope you’ll stop by again soon!

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If you are looking for some last-minute gift wrapping essentials, check out my post here for a few of my faves!

DIY Tree Skirt
Reflecting on the Road

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