Laura Bear Wrapping Ideas


Traditionally, christmas eve isn't christmas eve unless I am up until at least 1 am last minute wrapping.
This year I am determined to kill that tradition!
So I've decided to get a little creative. 
Here are 3 ideas I am going to be cranking out these next 2 weekends....
I knew that I wanted to try something different from store bought paper this year,
so I picked up a roll of drawing paper from ikea for 5 bucks.
You can find something similar at any craft store, but this price cannot be beat and it is the perfect weight.
It is just thick enough so that it isn't see through, but not too thick, making it easy to fold neat creases.

For this stitched look, I cut the size I needed to wrap the small box, and stitched some red lines on it with my sewing machine.
Uneven lines and even switching up the stitch lengths made it look pretty cool.
I then cut up a brown grocery store bag to make the tag for it and attached it with a double wrap of some bakers twine.
And there we have a red and white candy-cane looking wrap job!
For the second idea I knew I wanted to use grocery store bags for the wrapping paper
(mostly because I ALWAYS forget my reusable tote bags so we have a billion paper grocery bags laying around).
I found this super cute masking tape at target that is green, {similar here, but in store they have way cooler options}
I wrapped the tape once around and slapped on some ribbon. Tie on a gingerbread ornament with some green bakers twine and it's all set!

faux bois wrapping paper


For this one I took a crayon and rubbed diagonal lines across the size paper I needed.
I did it on my wood table so it gave it a really cool faux bois look. It would be really neat to rub the whole paper too. I think I will try that next!
I simply tied this one with some twine and threw in some evergreen springs plus a cinnamon stick!
( I found really cool chunky cinnamon sticks in the baking isle at target).

Here's hoping I can crank out a whole bunch of these!

Have a great weekend!

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