A couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon a picture of gifts wrapped in brown craft paper on Oopsey Daisy's blog. Loved how simple the wrapping looked. Here is the picture:

Well, normally I go all out on my gift wrapping. I'm a bit OCD actually. I have a big bow that matches the wrapping paper and the tissue inside the box ALSO has to match the paper. Some people are assigned colors too. For example, my grandparents might have gifts that are wrapped with green and red paper. Or gifts for my mother will be wrapped with a blue bow. I'll admit it I'm very slightly competitive. There isn't an actual contest for the Best Wrapper, but if there were I would win every year hands down! HOWEVER, what about shipping gifts? I can't send a gift without a bow, but I also don't want someone to have a squished bow on a present underneath their tree. So I used the picture above for inspiration and did this:
 *Not a fabulous picture. Sorry!

I wrapped my gifts in kraft paper and secured ribbon around the center. Then I used my circle cutter to cut out circles from Christmas scrapbooking paper. I ran the paper through my Xyron sticker maker and popped it on the front.  I had some Christmas stickers that I put on the center of some gifts. I also used my Cricut to cut out vinyl letters for other people. They all turned out amazing and they'll ship really well! This would work well if you have to travel in the car with gifts too. I'm off to do my final stocking stuffer gift items! Wish me luck!


  1. Those are too cute. I always hate shipping gifts they never come out of the boxes the way they go in. My remedy..gift cards! Maybe next year I'll try yours.

  2. I think it came out great! I t looks beautiful!

    Happy Holidays!

    ❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
    A Teacher's Treasure

  3. Oh my goodness - those are the cutest. I'll have my presents all set out for you to wrap next okay? ;)

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  4. Adorable! I'd vote for your beautiful packages any day!
    Funky First Grade Fun

  5. Holly- if you lived in Austin I'd say bring your gifts on over! I LOVE wrapping gifts!

  6. You've totally inspired me. But for next year. But I wish I could start all over.
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  7. Love this wrapping! Very simple and sweet.

    I'm your newest follower--I love your blog already!

    Tales from a Traveling Teacher