Monday, December 12, 2011

Wrapping Up

i absolutely LOVE this time of year. christmas is by far my favorite holiday. i get really into the whole production of it, decorating the tree, shooting our family pics and designing our christmas card, and wrapping the presents.

speaking of which, i've really outdone myself this year, if i do say so myself. every year i coordinate the tree decorations with the wrapping paper (silver and blue) and this year is no different, but this year i've been inspired and i thought i'd share it with y'all!

i go all out with my wrapping, making sure that every present looks OCD-perfect and each one has a little bit of personality. because of all of that effort, i stress over the name tags. every year i buy the package of self-adhesive tags, pick out the best ones, and throw the rest away. what a waste of money! since i got my silhouette sd earlier this year, i was really excited to be able to cut out my own tags. cheaper and more chic!

anyway, i was telling my sister, minerva, about my idea to make my own tags and she improved upon the idea. she suggested i monogram the gifts. genius! since all of our names begin with a different letter, it totally works. plus, it looks so fancy. ;) i'm in love with this idea!

here are a couple of examples of the finished products:


love, love, love!

now, don't think that just because you don't have a cricut or a silhouette/cameo machine that you can't do this yourself. there are always adorable stencils that are super cheap and are a great alternative.

let me know if you try this with your wrapping. i'd love to see how it turns out!

8 comments:

Jen said...

First, I am jealous of your silhouette, but I would need to find far more time for my hobby to justify that purchase!

Second, I LOVE the monogram idea! It's so adorable. I totally know what you mean about throwing away the ugly (ie red and green) labels in the package! We haven't wrapped yet, but I did already buy my sticker labels. Maybe next year!

Show us more. I want to see your tree!

Kayla and Josh said...

That is SUCH a good idea! I love it! I noticed all the other wrapped presents under the tree and they look so good! thanks for sharing! love ya!

Sarah said...

Are you available for hire? :) These are beautiful!! :) And ummmmm....any bebe news? :) :) Thinking of you...

Bridget said...

Oh my gosh so pretty! Can you come over and wrap mine??

Heather @ A Little Hope in My Pocket said...

They look great!!!! I so wish I had the creativity/time to do this. Want to come do mine as well? :)

SLESE1014 said...

You have fabulous talent dear....We used to have contests in my family on who could make the most fabulous bows on their Christmas presents. When I lived far away I stopped putting bows on my presents....but you may have inspired me to do a little more decorating....

Those gifts look too beautiful to open....

Marianne said...

So pretty! Wish I was getting a gift from you!

lesterresfertiles said...

Those are gorgeous! I love stumbling upon such talented bloggers. Merry Christmas :)

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