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>> Monday, November 29, 2010

Its time to start wrapping the gifts. Here are some fabulous ideas to gift wrap your presents with items that are already available at home and in nature.

Lets get started.

Use natures bounty to adorn your gifts. Use pine cones, acorns, holly berry and even leaves as gift toppers.

For the next idea you don't have to go any further than your grocery store. These are items we already have in our pantry. Cinnamon sticks, bow tie pasta, lemon slices that have been dried and the good old brown bag make lovely gift wrap.

You can use potato chip bags turned inside out to wrap presents. Really! lol! Guess who came up with this bright idea? Martha Stewart! I am a huge fan of Martha Stewart for only she can make a potato chip bags look that beautiful!

Fresh flowers make great gift toppers.

Fabric is a great alternative to using paper. Have those triangular scarfs that you don't use anymore.Use it to wrap a gift. Dish towels are a great way to wrap wine bottles.Put your sewing skills to good use. I am in love with this idea of wrapping a gift with a shirt and love that white flower brooch!

Burlap seems to be hot this season.Use burlap pouches to wrap small gifts. Check out etsy for the lovely wine bottle bags made of burlap.

If you are a person who loves to save beautiful wrapping paper only to realize it is too crumpled or torn in a few places to cover an entire gift, here is a solution for you.Cut the gift wrap into strips and add it to a gift wrapped in brown paper.Use those paper and fabric scraps from your craft projects to make lovely gift tags.

Newspaper is great way to cover gifts. You can use the comic section of the newspaper to wrap kids gifts.It looks so retro! Use maps to wrap travel related gifts. Don't believe me! look at the pics below to inspire you.

Do you have a little artist in the house? Use your kids art to wrap gifts.

Have an old sweater that you no longer love. They make great gift wrap. Throw that sweater in the washer at warm temperature to felt it. Use it to make beautiful felt flowers which can be used as gift toppers.

Use baby food bottles, jars, tins and match boxes covered in beautiful paper for those small gifts. Buttons and ponytail holders can be used to embellish the gifts. Use parchment paper to wrap those homemade cookies and cake.Add a ribbon and you are done.

Think beyond ribbon.Use twine, raffia and yarn to wrap your gifts.How fun those yarn pom pom balls.

Recycle and Reuse! You don't have to buy fancy wrapping paper to make your gifts stand out. A little bit of creativity and lots of love goes a long way.

Go Green this holiday season!

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Check out http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.com/p/gift-wrap.html for great ideas for gift wrapping.

A reader of this post asked me to check out her gift wrapping ideas. She calls it the simplicity series. It was so good I had to share it with you guys! What a creative way to use newspaper, lace, scrap fabric and even a leather belt. I have to agree this is one of the best gift wrapping ideas I have come across. Please check out her blog.

Here is the link http://craftberrybush.blogspot.com

Photo sources: Martha Stewart living, HGTV, www.bhg.com, www.realsimple.com, bugsandfishes.blogspot.com, etsy, www.home-dezine.co.za, www.weheartthis.com, www.scrap-sf.org

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Quirky Momma November 29, 2010 at 12:50 PM  

So many ideas! My gifts will love you! And for posting in MomLoop so I could find your site

Ashley @ A {Blonde's} DIY Life November 29, 2010 at 1:23 PM  

Some great ideas! Love the nature-y ones at the top!

Craftberry Bush November 29, 2010 at 1:27 PM  

Beautiful collage ! If you get a chance come back over and look at my simplicity series you might enjoy it ! xo

Elizabeth November 29, 2010 at 1:55 PM  

Great ideas! Would love for you to visit me and link up to Made with Love Monday at Sew Chatty! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

Alida Sharp November 29, 2010 at 4:16 PM  

wow! lots of great ideas there... may have to try a few!

I am your newest follower. Hope you will follow back at:

Craftberry Bush November 29, 2010 at 4:46 PM  

Hey ! Sure go ahead and use the splicity series if you wish
Thank you so much for asking . I appreciate it!
:) Lucy

Steph @ somewhatsimple December 2, 2010 at 4:14 PM  

I love this list! Thanks for linking!

Pamela Michelle December 2, 2010 at 7:11 PM  

Wow, such great ideas! Newest follower!


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage December 4, 2010 at 12:07 PM  

What fantastic ideas and inspirations for gift wrap!! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Ron Cooper December 14, 2010 at 4:33 PM  

Happy holidays! I’m now following your neat blog from Totally Tuesday blog hop. My Facebook page “Inspire” has inspiring messages. Stop by!


Cooking with Denay - Class Information December 19, 2011 at 6:25 PM  

"You can use potato chip bags turned inside out to wrap presents." You can do this as long as you are not wrapping any type of food product that will touch the wrapping. Never, ever re-wrap food with a food package that has been previously used. It matters not if you are turning the bag inside out or only doing this for "family". It is generally
safe to reuse glass that has been used for food, but not to reuse plastic or paper. Understanding the uses, specialized functions,
and limitations of packaging materials used for protecting consumer foods can help consumers you
make safe decisions regarding the reuse of packaging materials.

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