DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas

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I love gift wrapping! I’m catching up with some very special friends this weekend. We’ve been out of school 20yrs this year (gasp) and we try to catch up every 12months for a weekend away together. It’s a great way to reconnect without the distraction of husbands, kids and life in general. I’m soooo looking forward to it! We also take the opportunity to celebrate our birthdays, as they all fall within a couple of months of each other. And what a wonderful excuse to play around with gift wrapping. 🙂
blue dots wrapping paper

I love gift wrapping but I hate buying expensive paper knowing that it’ll be thrown away. I’m not saying my friends aren’t worth it!! I’d just prefer to spend extra on the gift, or on wrapping embellishments that can be recycled. This is why i prefer to use brown paper, white butcher’s paper, old sheet music or pages from old atlases to wrap gifts. I’ve even seen gifts wrapped in old paper sewing patterns and newspaper. What a great idea! This time around I’ve played with brown paper, doilies, ribbons, washi tape, vintage sheet music and a bit of paint. I even used one of my handmade bows to decorate one of the gifts. I LOVE the outside looking as pretty as the gift inside. Here are my wrapped gifts! Enjoy 🙂
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wrapping gifts with doilies and brown paper



  1. August 23, 2013 / 1:33 pm

    Those look awesome! I stamped my own Kraft paper for Christmas last year. More time consuming but cheaper and it looked good under the tree and matched the decor. I’m going to have to try the sheet music and the initials. Love, love, love!

    • August 25, 2013 / 8:14 am

      Thanks Julie! I love my gifts to all coordinate with the tree too!! I thought I was the only one. 😉

  2. Vicki Bateup
    August 23, 2013 / 2:57 pm

    Soooo creative Mandy! Just beautiful!

    Hope you girls all have a fabulous weekend – it might be great indoor weather for “crafty” pastimes!

    Lots of love xoxox

    • August 25, 2013 / 8:15 am

      Having a great time so far. Thanks Vicki!

  3. August 23, 2013 / 5:32 pm

    mandy, the wrapping is so beautiful i wouldn’t want to ruin it by opening it. i think i’d like the wrapping better than the actual present!

    • August 25, 2013 / 8:15 am

      Thanks Edwina. They’ve all been ripped open now. :

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