With Christmas right around the corner, we thought there’s no better time like the present to start thinking about giving. We all know it’s the thought that counts when it comes to gifts, but what those gifts come wrapped in can be just as intriguing and fabulous as what’s inside. This year, I teamed up with One Kings Lane and created three new wrapping papers perfect for the holiday season. Look, I’m a decorator, I can’t help myself!
Here's how I'll be wrapping my presents this year and more importantly, ideas, inspirations and tricks for how you can wrap yours.
Above: Paisley, Turtle Shell, and Brick
The turtle shell is based on my latest fabric collection for Fabricut, the bricks represent the chimney that ole Saint Nick shimmies down every December 24th and the paisley is just a stylish red and green way of expressing Christmas.
The Finishing Touches
Embellishing presents is part of the joy in giving them. Sometimes it’s the ribbon: wide satins, velvets, plaids and stripes. And sometimes it’s with a smaller present, a card collage that I’ve made, or a gorgeous ribbon combined with postcards that I collect from museums. No matter what it IS, it’s a special thought from the giver.
Sometimes I will tuck a sprig of evergreen into the bow, as it adds texture and fragrance. Every year I like to create my own gift cards to tie onto packages.
It’s also nice to use multiple ribbons, not only does it add different textures and colors, but it makes for a beautiful delivery.
How will you wrap your gifts this year?
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