A small holiday confession: I hate wrapping gifts. The process of picking colors that aren't 'too girly' or 'too babyish', the excessive cutting, and running out of invisible tape goes to waste as soon as my children come down to the Christmas tree and rip the wrapping paper to shreds. It's a lot of work to throw all that wrapping paper away! So this year, I decided to do something different for Christmas presents.
My daughter turned 16 on December 7, and it was hard to pick wrapping paper for her. She's at that age where pink is for little 5-year old girls (even though she is obsessed with One Direction, but I digress!) She loves quirky things, from loafers to toast-printed blouses, so I knew she would go crazy over this kooky wrapping paper I bought from the craft store.
I felt as though it was missing something, so I added a few glitter balls and felt hearts. She's eyeing her presents as we speak!
I used gray wrapping paper as a background for a cluster of black flowers made of tissue paper, and placed a lace doily underneath them. A green striped ribbon ties it all together (pun perhaps intended.)
Hopefully you can file these tips away for next year's holiday wrapping, and for birthdays and other holidays throughout 2013.
As always, have a wonderful holiday and a merry new year!
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