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Christmas is just around the bend and this year I wanted to share my favorite wrapping hacks with you. Mickey is much better at wrapping than me (he is more patient with it), but I LOVE the look of presents when they are wrapped. One year I did all gold wrapping paper with gold, silver & red bows and it looked so pretty under the tree. You can kind of see it in this picture (from 10 years ago!)
Ok… so back to this year! Now that your kids have gone through the Great Big Toys“R“Us Book of AWWWESOME (a great place to find the best gifts of the season) & made their Wish Lists…
You went to Toys”R”Us enough times that you’re sure you’ve picked up everything that you needed for your Wish List fulfillment.
Now… it is time to start wrapping! Here are some of my favorite wrapping hacks.
1- DIY wrapping paper holder. Take an old toilet paper roll. Cut a slit down the middle. Wrap it in foil (just to make it prettier). Now it is a good ‘holder’ for your wrapping paper! (I found it here)
2- Make a tape Grab Tab. Help yourself by making the tape easier to grab with this little trick. Use your bread-clip to place on the edge of the tape. (I found this awesome idea at thekingofrandom)
3. If you don’t have an envelope, turn your LETTER into its own envelope & leave it for the kids on their gifts! Find out how to make it here.
4- Add an ornament to the top of your gift. This is such a simple way to personalize any gift. We give our kids a new ornament each year and we love to add it to the gift that they wanted the most.
5- Use yarn to embroider their name or initials on the package.
Wrapping is only part of the fun… just wait until Christmas morning and seeing the look on their faces when they see the wrapped gifts under the tree. They’ll pick up the gifts and shake it to try to think about what could be in there. What toy did they circle from the Toys“R“Us Big Book that they put in the mail to send to Santa? What book could this be that is long, but thin? What shirt is this wrapped in a shirt box, but not heavy at all? Our kids love to guess everything before they open it and we love seeing the look on their faces when they see if they were right… or if they were completely surprised by what was inside!
ps- This year, wait a little while to clean up the paper after it is ripped apart. As Andy Rooney once said: “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day.”