Unique Gift Wrapping Tips & Ideas

1. Christmas Themed Word Search Wrapping Paper: Polish The Stars  Just print & wrap.  I used my chalk pencils to highlight the words.  The twine adds a magical touch…one of my first times to use it since I purchased it!

2. Wire Garland: Found this cute cotton ball looking wire garland hanging with my ribbon that I had never used.  I decided to wrap it around the gift and loved the texture it gave to the gift.

3. Ribbon: I used scalloped ribbon to pretty up this gift.  Ribbon is always brings lovely results.

4. Tulle: I love wrapping gifts with tulle.  It dresses up a gift very quickly and always looks spectacular.  Plus, it’s very inexpensive.  I usually buy mine in the wedding section at the dollar store.

5. Printable Tags: I found these adorable, simple tags by Little Paper Dog.  They were completely free!  Download, print & cut… easy peasy!

6.  Bow: Oh Amanda taught me a new way to make a bow using your wrapping paper.  It’s genius and very simple to make.  She has a wonderful tutorial on her site.

7. Stamps & Such: On these gifts I decided to stamp the recipients name.  It was simple using my scrapbook stamps and added a little glam.  I also used a chipboard letter on this first letter of Mark’s name.  I layered it with burlap, added some paint and tied on some ribbon.  I took some other wrapping paper & turned it over using the wrong side.  It looks like brown butcher paper.  I only used a portion of it to add a little depth.  On John’s gift I decided to use my circle punch to give the edge a fancy border.  Just punch half the circle to make this look.  I decided they were pretty enough without a bow so they don’t have one.  Crafting & scrapbook supplies come in handy for all sorts of projects.  Try to think outside the box.

Just in case you are still needing some wrapping inspiration…

Wrapped with love,

Teacher Appreciation & Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

1. Pencil Holder {or anything else holder} – easy peasy project for a little one to make!  My 7 year old made this one.

  • We used an old Slim Jim beef jerky container
  • Mod Podge & sponge brush
  • Scraps of paper. This one has wrapping paper, scrapbook paper and construction paper

2. Small Trinket Box – Another easy project for kiddos.

  • Wooden box from a $1 store
  • Mod Podge & sponge brush
  • I used book paper as the background and old vellum scrapbook stickers layered on top.

3. Gold Fish Crackers or Cookies and Tag –  Found this adorable idea and printable goldfish tags thanks to Nothing But Country.  This couple had no idea how addicted I am to Xtra Cheddar Flavor Blasted Gold Fish.  So this is a huge deal for me to give these bags of crackers to my kid’s teachers! 😉

4. Personalized Mug – Another $1 store find!  I made these last year.  I had one left over {although I just saw them at the Dollar Tree yesterday} & decided to share this idea as well. Just print out what you want it to say on your favorite software or have your children draw/color something, trace the paper that comes with the mug around your design, cut and slide in!

5. Framed Crayon Monogram – I LOVE this idea but can’t seem to bring myself to cutting perfectly brand new crayons.  If you have extra & you don’t have a problem with cutting the crayons…this is super cute!  Another cute gift that can be done by a child with a little adult supervision.  Thank you Dawn from Testosterone Times Three.

6. Clipboard & Pen – Made these last year with the kids for their teachers.  Fun & easy to make. See more about them here.

  • Mod Podge & sponge brush
  • Small Clip Board
  • Small Sharpie pen
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Optional – embellishments, like flowers, buttons, sayings & glue to attach them

7. Hallmark Grandma & Me Conversations Book – We celebrated Mother’s Day with my Mom on Sunday.  The kids gave her this book.  She took each grandchild aside and they had fun recording the answers.  This book is worth every penny!

8. Audible Subscription – This is a near-perfect gift for any Teacher or Mom!  You can read all the MANY reasons I think this & get her first audio book free by clicking here.

9. Sterling Silver Necklace – The one I have wanted for a long time now is the “Through My Lens” necklace designed by the very talented Lisa Leonard.  I promise that ANY purchase made from Lisa Leonard Designs will be a huge HIT!

10. Apples for Teachers – Last year I used this idea from the awesome Skip To My Lou.  Very simple with print out to use, all you need is apples.
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