Wrapping Christmas Presents to Look Elegant

So anyone that knows me knows that I am kind of a perfectionist when it comes to wrapping my Christmas presents.  It is what I enjoy doing.  I color coordinate my paper to match my ornaments to my tree an I use real ribbon.  Then I will hot glue picks (fun, elegant nick nacks to the top).   It does take a little extra time  but actually quite simple.

Start by wrapping the present.  But first.  I have a little notebook that I have written down each person on there and what I have got for them for presents.  Then as I wrap them I check them off and ALSO write down what color of paper I wrapped it in.  That way they aren’t getting all the same color of paper.   I usually will have like 5-6 different choices of wrapping paper.

Then I tie a knot with the ribbon and leave length on both sides.  Then trim both ends at an angle  with a fun ribbon color.   Nothing fancy.   Sometimes I will make a simple bow and do the same things with the ends if the present is larger and still add the centerpieces to it (picks).

After that is the fun part by picking out with “pick” I am going to pick out to put on there.   I find that perfect one and hot glue on.   Sometimes I take apart a couple of them to make a better one.

**The trick on doing this is to buy your Picks and Ribbon when they are on a really good sale.  Usually Michaels or JoAnns is where I get mine.   You can also buy ribbon like at Costco but then you are settling for one color cause there is so much on there one bolt.

Here are some pic’s of what I have done in the past years…   Please let me know if you have any questions.  🙂

FYI….   Glitter wrapping papper (with actual glitter on it) does not hold tape.  I love the look of it and still buy it but you have to hot glue it together instead of tape.  It is actually easier then it sounds.  lol

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Leslie Pleasants is the founder of Today's Every Mom. Inspired by her own busy life with kiddos she set out to create a spot where Moms of any stage or age could find relevant and resourceful advice.