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Ideas for Wrapping Gifts

The holidays are fully upon us, gifts ordered on Cyber Monday have arrived in the mail, and it’s time to get wrapping! Packages cleverly wrapped in recycled brown paper or beautiful pieces of fabric make presents into little works of art – and the components of the wrapping can often be gifts in their own right.

We both have ample fabric collections, and this is a great way to use some of the prettier patterns (and also a good excuse to collect them during the rest of the year).  Scarves from thrift stores are also a great, inexpensive and easy source for wrapping gifts.  Furoshiki is the Japanese art of fabric wrapping, and this chart gives some helpful tips for wrapping differently shaped objects:

Basic craft or butcher paper can be embellished with paint, yarn, greenery, or colored paper (or all of them!) and is another beautiful option:

Aren’t these cross stitch gift tags fun?  Such a cute idea.

Red House West || Gift Wrap Ideas

What’s your favorite wrapping technique? Have a great weekend everyone!