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Brown paper packages, tied up with string… Easy holiday gift wrapping with natural and homemade touches, including foraged greens, dried oranges and cinnamon ornaments.
Good morning friends! How is your week going so far, are you getting a little anxious for Christmas? I am amazed that December is going by so fast, I know I have said that every day but it’s true. This is the fastest month of the year and next week is Christmas!
Although Christmas is my favorite holiday and I typically have all of my shopping, wrapping, and decorating finished by the first 2 weeks of November this year, I didn’t.
All of my Christmas boxes were out and the trees up but for weeks they just sat with the lights on and not one ornament.
I decided to be festive but I scaled back. I didn’t unpack all of the boxes and I only decorated with our favorite ornaments. I strung cranberries, dried orange slices, made cinnamon ornaments and foraged in my yard and on my walks for holly, greens, mistletoe, pinecones and whatever else I could find to add a touch of nature and character to our decor.
The gifts have been the same, piled in baskets waiting to be wrapped and decked out in Christmas finery. Until yesterday when I realized Christmas is 11 days away and I need to get myself in gear and my stuff to Fed-ex.
My foraged decorating also became part of my wrapping as well and I love how each package turned out. “Brown paper packaging, tied up with string” an easy and beautiful way to wrap gifts.
As I am not a very crafty person let me assure you that this is easy to replicate and you could probably do it this with things you have in your house and yard right now.
Easy Holiday Gift Wrapping
3. Mistletoe, holly sprigs, candy canes, dried orange slices, cinnamon ornaments, pine sprigs, cinnamon sticks, star anise, pine cones or other foraged elements. You can also ask at the tree farm or local hardware store for leftover cuttings.
4. Gift tags. Make your own, use what you have, hand letter or paint one.
5. Scissors and tape.
NOTE: If you are artistic and I am not, you could purchase white markers and decorate the brown paper packages like gingerbread houses which would be very cool and a great activity for the kids.
Wrap your gifts, add your twine and then affix your foraged greens, herbs, spices, or dried fruits. Add the gift tag and you are finished. Let your kids help you out, send them into the yard to find things to use to decorate their gifts.
I hope that in the rush of the season that you find time to relax and savor all of the things you enjoy about the holidays. Have a great day!
I hope that you have a wonderful day I am headed to Fed-ex as soon as I finish here.
Take care and thank you for spending part of your day with me. I will see you tomorrow.
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