Can we talk Christmas gift wrap for a minute?
If you’ve been reading the blog for a while you all know that I am a bit of a snob when it comes to gift wrap and ribbon. I don’t have anything against gift bags but when it comes to wrapping gifts, I whole-heartedly believe that the presentation of a gift adds to the entire gift giving experience.
When it came time to come up with a gift wrap plan for Christmas, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Paper Mart. Paper Mart is a proud sponsor of the 2016 Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour and they had everything I needed to make my gift wrap dreams come true.
Last year I created this mobile gift wrap cart to hold my holiday paper and ribbons. I pulled it out again this year and stocked it with all my supplies. You can read all about how I created the cart here.
There are lots of things I love about Paper Mart including their vast range of wrapping paper, ribbon, embellishments, boxes and tissue paper. They have wrapping paper for every gift occasion and a great offering of party supplies.
The foundation of my gift wrap plan was this beautiful Pinecones & Poinsettia gift wrap. There are lots of colors in this paper so I knew I could mix and match it with other wrapping paper and ribbons.
I’m a fan of two-sided ribbon and used the red and gold satin ribbon above to create a layered bow. I tucked my favorite holly leaf embellishments under each corner of the bow.
For this box, I layered the poinsettia paper over a small black and white plaid paper.
I used this gold metallic ribbon around a few solid colored boxes that I had. The gold has a shimmer to it and is pretty when tied in a multi loop bow.
The pretty package embellishment is a vintage brooch I pulled out of my jewelry stash.
I paired the poinsettia paper with a black and white striped paper and love this look. The embellishments on top are honeycomb tissue paper balls that I taped to the top of the belly band. Belly band is a fancy name for a piece of paper that wraps around something. #ribbonlingo
This natural holly leaf ribbon is so pretty and you can see the beautiful bows you can make with it. I added some small gold ornaments in the center for a little sparkle.
I shared my Christmas tree in part 1 of the Merry & Bright Home Tour and matched some of the colors on the tree with the colors in the poinsettia paper. And I used the black and white plaid ribbon on the tree and for my Christmas gift wrap.
Did you notice the gift tags I used on several of the boxes? I’ve included the free download link below so you can use them too!
I still have boxes to wrap so look for them in next weeks finale’ of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour~