DIY Christmas Gift Wrapping

Happy Festivus!

Happy Festivus

Back in 2013, I had a little more time on my hands. I had this crazy idea, that I wanted to design my own Christmas gift wrapping. The money you spend on gift wrapping is outrageous. Especially since it’s all going to be destroy into shreds.

My goal was to wrap the gifts to look like old parcel packages. And so I went on my quest.

First, I bought three rolls of regular brown paper at my local Dollar Store. Obviously each roll was $1 USD each. As well as, a roll of twine for also $1 USD (love twine!). Then I went to Five Below where they have super cute duct tape for 2 for $5 USD. I went to a few Michael’s to find the stamps that spoke to me. I can’t recall the price I paid for each and the ink, because that was two Christmas ago. BUT I do remember I used a 50% off coupon on each, and one I bought on clearance for a few dollars. The final component, I found at work, which was a simple red satin ribbon roll, 100 yards for $6.95 USD.

Looking down at all the items together, it looked like a random mess. But that mess was turned into this:

I also wrapped shirts like candy:


And for some basket and concert tickets I bought my family, I made craft boxes using my Cricut machine. The craft stock paper I already had from previous projects.


Obviously, I take pride in gift giving. It makes me happy seeing the joy in my loved ones faces when I give them a well wrapped gift.

Now it’s time for you to share your gift wrapping with us! Tag us on instagram @nerdandlace or on social media by using the hashtag #nerdandlace.

Happy gift wrapping! 

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