Gussy up Your Gift Wrap!

I’ve never been great at wrapping gifts… I don’t have the patience to get the folds perfect, and I use quite a bit of tape to make up for my impatience.  As a firm believer in the idea that enough ribben can solve any imperfection, I’ve been looking for a little holiday wrapping inspiration that looks simple enough, and still pretty.

What did I come up with??

Use Lace

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Yup – wrap a sheath of lace around a simply wrapped brown paper parcel, and you are good to go (and no one will know the mass amounts of tape holding things together under the paper!!)

Go Metallic

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All that reflective wrapping paper is bound to camoflauge some imperfectly folded edges right??  And under the tree with the twinkling lights – it will be pretty enough to distract from the part where I didn’t quite cut enough paper to cover everything… right??

Accessorize A LOT

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Go overboard!  It’s the holidays afterall!!  Grab some pom poms, burlap, ribben, doilies, fabric flowers… the works!  Just keep layering!

Go Natural

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Go ahead – snap some pine branches off the tree – no one’s going to miss them!  Glue a few pinecones to the top, and it’s a charming “woodsy” package.

Did I miss any super handy tricks for fancifying an otherwise poorly wrapped present??

I think I’m going to test a few of these out tonight since the fruits of my online shopping have payed off big time.  Almost everything has arrived, with plenty of time to spare!!

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