When it comes to personalized wrapping, simple ideas can go a long way. This crafty take on holiday packaging was inspired by a walk down one of the Martha Stewart aisles at Michael’s (have you spent much time looking at all the craft-tastic doodads she has there?!? It’s crazy!). I fell in love with an adorable snowflake punch and figured Christmas present embellishment was a good enough excuse to take that baby home. That, and I had a 50-percent-off coupon, so I scored it for song. Woo hoo!
What you’ll need:
• white craft paper or brown butcher paper
• holiday-themed craft punch (snowflakes, trees and stars are great options)
• colored card stock
• glue or tape
• twine or ribbon
How to do it:
Punch out a holiday shape from the plain wrapping paper in the pattern of your choosing. Before wrapping the gift, attach a colored piece of cardstock behind the cutout shapes in the wrapping paper using glue or tape. Wrap gift as usual, keeping in mind where the stamped detail will appear on the completed package. To finish, tie a bow from twine or wire ribbon.