Tuesday, November 17, 2020

how & why I wrap up faux gifts for decor

There's nothing quite like a pretty package all wrapped up with a big satin bow and beautiful paper.

Packages like this look great on display with your holiday decor. 

However, most people don't get to shopping, let alone wrapping their gifts until much later in the season.

This is the very reason I wrap "faux" gifts! 

Here is a little peek into how you too can have pretty gift displays around your home, AND, reuse them year after year!

1. Choose paper that matches the aesthetic of your home. 

2. Choose from all sorts of paper, not just Christmas specific paper. Raid your stash of wrapping paper, no need to buy more, unless of course you want too!

3. Think outside the box when selecting your box! I have been known to wrap up Jello boxes because I needed a small package in a certain stack of gifts. Look to your pantry or wrap up some of those boxes in your recycle pile.

4. Make them stand out with sprigs of real or faux greenery. My favorite is this juniper berry sprig.

5. Display them in groupings for a bigger impact. Nestle them in a large bowl or on a tray. Stack them on a bench or in a corner of the room. It truly is the best way to make a statement without spending a lot of money.

So let's see how this:

Becomes this:

Crazy right? Who would ever know that that is jello and an old empty thank you card box!

Here are some of my favorite sources for ribbons and wrapping paper in case you are interested!

This is the fun plaid I used on the stack above. Followed by this paper and this paper.

I get a lot of ribbon from Michaels, this one being my favorite.

I also love this Etsy shop for velvet and silk ribbons.

Adding a peppermint stick, candy cane, or sprig of juniper is another beautiful touch to add to the tops.

Here are some more "faux" gifts around our home!

On our bar I wrapped boxes in black with fat velvet ribbon and an ornament from the Dollar Tree. 

And by our tree, another stack on an old wooden bench.

What will you be wrapping?

xoxo, Melaine 

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