Modern Gift Wrapping

Does anyone else have the itch to switch it up each year when it comes to Christmas styles? I seem to fall in love with one color scheme or style and then I see the new line that comes out the next year and I fall in love all over again. This year I decided to take what I had and just mix it up a bit. I wanted a more modern flair to certain parts of my decorating so I thought why not do so with my wrapping. I love when you look under a tree and there’s a theme to the wrapped gifts. Maybe it’s silly or maybe it’s chic. Either way, I just got out some paint supplies and purchased some kraft paper and a roll of washi tape to create my simple & modern gift wrap this year. Check it out!

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Supplies:

-Kraft Paper

-Paint

-Paint brushes

-Washi Tape

-Stamps

-Crayons

-Natural sprigs found outside. I used Pine and bee balm that I found in my yard.

***Basically ANYTHING goes with this! You can use whatever you have laying around. Just pick a theme and go for it!***

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Wrap your gifts with the kraft paper. I found mine at Target in the scrapbooking aisle along with the washi tape.

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Mix patterns with paint and washi tape. I just used the end of my paint brush to create the gold dots.

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Attach a single crayon to the plain wrap for the littles so they can get creative while they wait for everyone to open gifts.

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Add natural elements by attaching with washi tape or wrapped twine. I just took a paint brush with paint and splattered it on the wrapping. For whatever reason this makes me think of the 90’s a little bit! Remember when splattered paint was cool? I initialed the package in gold so I knew who’s gift it was for.

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I love how bright and refreshing the washi tape is. Again, there’s no right or wrong way to dress up your wrap. GO FOR IT!

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So simple and yet so fun and cheery. Have you got your presents wrapped yet? If not, here’s a modern twist we think you could try. It’s so easy that even the littles could help with your creations which makes this a fun family Christmas project. And who doesn’t love to sit down with a cup of hot cocoa and do something as a family this time of year? Happy wrapping!

Love,

Housewife Emma

Here’s a little sneak peek at my other modern DIY Christmas/winter decor this year.

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Aren’t those little trees just to die for? Special thanks to my father-in-law for cutting the wood for my little modern winter forest. Everything is handmade including the star. Anyone feel a future blog post in the making? I think so! XOXO.

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