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12 Days of Christmas: Pretty Packaging

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day12 Well, we made it. Merry Christmas Eve!

Right now Santa is on his way to our house and I’m finishing up some last minute wrapping. If you’re like me and still have some presents to adorn, here’s some of my favorite ways to dress up a Christmas gift.

For the last few years I’ve been using rolls of craft paper to wrap all of my gifts. It’s cheaper than traditional wrapping paper and I like that it’s essentially a blank slate for decorating.

You can tie them with pink and green ribbons if you’re into that sort of thing.

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Or you could paint directly on the paper to dress up a plain gift.

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I also like to buy a pack of blank tags and decorate them with paint, stickers or washi tape instead of using traditional gift tags.

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Another cost-effective and personalized option is cutting letters and shapes out of scrapbook paper.

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This year I made a storm trooper paper snowflake after seeing these and used it to decorate a gift for my Star Wars-loving soon-to-be brother-in-law.packaging11

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Other examples of pretty packaging from around the interwebs: (click the photo for the link) 

Merry Christmas!

Catching up? This is Day 12 of  of 12 Days of Christmas posts.
Day 1: Silver Dollar City
Day 2: Annual Christmas Movie Countdown
Day 3: The 5 Best Christmas Albums You’re Not Listening To
Day 4: Traditions
Day 5: Pinterest Projects
Day 6: Treats to Bake & Give
Day 7: O Christmas Tree
Day 8: How Lovely Are Thy Branches
Day 9: And The Stockings Were Hung
Day 10: Outdoor Cheer
Day 11: The Lights of the Ozarks

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