I know I should probably save my favorite wrapping idea of the week for the end, but I love this one so much I had to share it first. Paper, pretty ribbon and a few photos. That’s all you need!
So I call these tags “vintage inspired,” but honestly, they’re pretty much Taylor Swift inspired (heeey!). I bought her newest CD at Target a while back (yes, I’ve heard of iTunes, but the Target version comes with bonus tracks, guys!), and the CD jacket came with a pile of Polaroid-esque photos of Taylor with song lyrics written on the bottom. Because I am no longer 15, and it’s no longer socially acceptable for me to tape such things to the back of my bedroom door, I stuffed them in a drawer somewhere and made note of the fun photo idea. And now Taylor lives on our Christmas presents. Huzzah!
What you need:
• Brown craft paper
• Pretty ribbon
• Printed photos for tags
How you do it:
Start by wrapping your package with the craft paper. Take your ribbon, and wrap it once around the package. Use a little tape to hold it in place.
For the tags, you can go as fancy or simple as you want. Print them from your computer, or try printing at a store (these were printed at Walgreens for about 25 cents a piece, though if you buy a bunch at once, you can probably use a coupon code online to save quite a bit). Then simply attach a small piece of tape to each corner, and tape the photo on top of your package.
For a vintage-y look, you could print your already-filtered Instagram images, which would be easy and super cute. I wanted to use high-res images, though, so I took some favorite shots of my favorite people and did a little editing in Photoshop. [For the tags in the photos above, I ran the Brannan filter from the Instagram filters by @dbox and then used Pioneer Woman’s Colorized filter at 50 percent. Then I just added a quick white border.] With basic photo-editing software, you could do a quick sepia edit. Black and white would be fun, too!
Happy Wrapping Week, pals! It’s going to be a fun one!