‘Tis the season for all things Christmas! We love decorating for the holidays, and in the midst of adorning our homes in ornaments and wreaths, we thought, “Why stop at just the tree?!?” We couldn’t help but wrap our gifts this year the Morning Lavender way – extra feminine and pretty ;). We used a combination of classic gold and neutrals with that extra girlie touch. We put together this DIY Gift Wrapping post to show you how easy it is to achieve these looks without having to spend tons of extra time or money!
First we gathered our supplies and brought together all of our basic gift wrapping essentials: craft paper, scissors, tape, ribbon, and twine. We found some scraps of lace that we know every crafty girl should have lying around (and if not, you can find them at Michaels or Hobby Lobby), and a spool of tulle from one of our previous projects (which you can also find at a local craft or fabric store). The only things we went out and bought were our gold wrapping paper (solid, and printed both $2.99 at IKEA!) and little gold and silver gift tags (just $0.99 at IKEA!).
For that extra touch of gold, we decided to garnish our gifts with spray painted leaves, branches, and pinecones. We found all of these things in our backyard, and loved how easy it was to recycle these products! Here at Morning Lavender, we have TONS of gold spray paint that we use for just about everything (office furniture, clothing racks, you name it!) and didn’t think twice about spraying our little leafy treasures. Having gold spray paint around is such an inexpensive way to give the things around us a classic and girly look, and we definitely recommend keeping a few cans around! We especially love the Specialty Metallic Gold Spray Paint from Rust-oleum that we get from Home Depot (it’s the one with the shiny cap!).
We loved these super inexpensive gift tags we got from IKEA, and loved how dainty they looked with a little bit of lace, ribbon, or twine. This is just another simple way to turn something store bought into something more personal and unique!
Step 1: Cut two strips of lace that will cover your box vertically.
Step 2: Turn your box to the back and tape the piece of lace down.
Step 3: Make sure you secure your lace to the box first before overlapping the connecting side.
Step 4: Take your second piece of lace and repeat steps 2-3 to mirror your first piece.
Step 1: Tie a simple knot with ribbon around the length of your box.
Step 2: Form two evenly sized loops in each hand, creating a bunny ear shape.
Step 3: Cross your right loop over your left one and thread your right loop back through the center.
Step 4: Adjust the length of each loop so that they are even.
Steps 5-7: Tighten your bow to make sure that both loops and your knot are secure.
Step 8: Cut off the ends of your ribbon at an angle with sharp scissors for a finished look.
Step 1: Remove enough tulle from your spool to wrap around your box both vertically and horizontally, leaving about 5 inches extra.
Step 1A-1C: Wrap your piece of tulle horizontally around your box, crossing it at the back and bringing the ends to meet vertically at the front.
Step 1D-1F: Bring your ends of tulle underneath the vertical piece of tulle, leaving the ends for Step 3.
Step 2: Unravel another section of tulle.
Step 2A-2D: Wrap the section of tulle around your hand 5-6 times.
Step 2E: When you are satisfied with the size of your bow, cut off the end of your piece of tulle.
Step 3A: Bring your “bow” back to your open ends of tulle from Step 1.
Step 3B: Take your open ends of tulle and tie them tightly around your tulle bow.
Step 3C: Double knot your tulle to secure the bow.
Step 3D: Cut off the excess parts from your open ends of tulle.
Step 3E: Spread your tulle out on the sides of your box.
Step 3F-3G: Place your fingers between each loop of your tulle bow, and fluff them to create a round shape (See Step 3H for reference).
Step 3H: Finish off your box with a golden branch!
We hope you enjoyed our little DIY tutorial and found it helpful for the holidays! Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter here for upcoming projects, gift guides, and holiday sales!