DIY Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

As prepared as I think I am for Christmas each year, it always manages to sneak up on me and now we are in the final stretch! If you’ve finished purchasing your gifts, you’re already ahead of me and it’s certainly time to get to wrapping them. Gift wrapping is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season and I always try to get my DIY on with creative toppers, tags and wrapping solutions. Whether you’re a simple, kraft paper type or a glitzy glam gifter, here are a few crafty ways to package those presents that you can whip up at the very last minute. Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us! — Kelly

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Free Printable Gift Tags via Funkytime

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DIY Mini Wreath Gift Wrap via Odessa May Society (left), DIY Duct Tape Gift Wrap via The Sweetest Occasion (right)

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Stitched Gift Tags via Shim Tokk

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Rubber stamp sets from Yellow Owl Workshop make wonderful DIY gift wrap (left); Dip dye gift wrap via Martha Stewart (right)

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DIY Kraft Gift Wrap via Chelsea Fuss for Project Wedding

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Chalkboard gift wrap via Nashville Wraps

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DIY Donut Gift Tag via Icing Designs (left), DIY Mystery Stocking Stuffers via Sugar & Cloth (right)

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DIY Painted Treat Boxes via You Are My Fave

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DIY Pom Pom Gift Toppers via Sugar & Cloth (left), DIY Cupcake Wrapper Toppers via Hey Look (right)

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DIY Confetti Surprise Gift Jars via Studio DIY

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DIY Glitzy Gift Wrap via Grey Likes Weddings, Photo by T&H Photography

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DIY Tinsel Gift Wrap via Whimseybox

Happy wrapping everyone!

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Seasonal Stationery: 2012 Holiday Cards, Part 6

With only two weeks to go until Christmas, we’ve got time for just one more peek into the 2012 holiday card round up! If you haven’t already, now is the time to finalize your address lists, place your orders, and start addressing and stamping. Happy mailing!

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1. Satsuma Press; 2. Scout’s Honor Co.; 3. Hartland Brooklyn; 4. Yours Is The Earth; 5. Shanna Murray; 6. Farewell Paperie

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7. Prickle Press; 8. Inclosed Studio; 9. Julie Song Ink; 10. Thimble Press; 11. Sarah + Bendrix; 12. Banquet Atelier and Workshop

Check out the full holiday card round up right here!

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Seasonal Stationery: Holiday Wrapping Paper + Gift Tags

I loooove pretty gift wrap. I delight in picking out the perfect wrapping paper and embellishments as much as I enjoy finding the gift itself, and I’ve been known to hoard a roll of gift wrap or two once I find something I really love. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite wrapping paper, gift tags, and ribbons, and today I thought I’d share a few highlights!

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1. Sugar Paper; 2. Smudge Ink; 3. Sugar Paper; 4. Studio Carta; 5. Smock; 6. Daily Sip Studios

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7. Chewing the Cud; 8 + 9. Rifle Paper Co.; 10. Mr. Boddington’s Studio; 11. Darling Clementine; 12. Spoon & Sailor

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13. Foglio Press; 14. Rifle Paper Co.; 15. Anthropologie; 16. Kate & Birdie; 17. Kate’s Paperie; 18. Herriott Grace; 19. Snow and Graham

Check out the full wrapping paper + gift tag round up right here!

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Seasonal Stationery: 2012 Holiday Cards, Part 5

Happy December everyone!  The holiday countdown is officially on, so I thought I’d help kick off the week with another peek into this year’s holiday card round up.  You can check out the full round up right here, and see past highlight posts here!

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1. We Heart Paper, 2. Two Trick Pony, 3. Ladyfingers Letterpress, 4. One Canoe Two, 5. Gilah Press, 6. Rocket Ink

Check out the full holiday card round up right here!

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Heather’s Creative Calligraphy Wedding Invitations + Holiday Cards

After falling in love with stationery before her June 2011 wedding with Karson Butler Events, Heather decided to infuse her wedding stationery style into a beautiful holiday card. Heather worked with calligrapher Betsy Dunlap to create her wedding invitations, then letterpress printed them herself at a local art studio. For her first holiday card as a newlywed, Heather once again incorporated Betsy’s beautiful calligraphy along with one of her favorite wedding photos from Katie Stoops. Both suites were accented with toile envelope liners and vintage stamps inspired by their historic wedding venue.

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From Heather: Our wedding took place at Tuckahoe Plantation in Richmond, Virginia, where my husband – and also Thomas Jefferson – grew up.  With the help of Karson Butler Events, we took wedding inspiration from Tuckahoe itself and, in particular, the blue toile fabric decorating my favorite bedroom in the main house – the toile became the envelope liners and table linens at the wedding.  I learned to letterpress print so that I could create my own invitations using Betsy Dunlap’s lovely calligraphy, which is reminiscent of Thomas Jefferson’s handwriting!

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Our wedding was so lovely, I wanted to recreate the feeling (and reuse my new printing skills) in our holiday cards.  So we used the same beautiful “Jeffersonian” script, but this time with red toile liners and a photograph of our wedding from our photographer Katie Stoops I had collected vintage stamps from ebay for our wedding and had plenty of Christmas ones left over, which was perfect for our holiday mailing.

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From Amber and Emily of Karson Butler EventsWhen Heather learned how to letterpress print for her June 2011 wedding, we were in awe!  Heather worked with calligrapher Betsy Dunlap to create her custom invitation suite.  Heather then printed her invitations at local art studio Pyramid Atlantic in Silver Spring. Finished with hand-selected vintage stamps and blue toile envelope liners, Heather and Addison’s guests were invited to a gorgeous Southern wedding held at the groom’s childhood home.  To date, it has been one of our favorite weddings to help design.

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Such a wonderful idea! Thank you ladies!

Design and Printing: DIY by Heather at Pyramid Atlantic

Calligraphy: Betsy Dunlap

Wedding Photography: Katie Stoops

Wedding Design: Karson Butler Events

p.s. You can see more of Heather and Addison’s beautiful wedding right here!

Photo Credits: Katie Stoops Photography