Pretty Christmas gift wrapping ideas

@Home with Maddy

Project article and photographs

by  Madeleine M Langlois,  MaddyLane Designs

For the joy of making pretty Christmas gifts to give from the heart!

All trimmed with care! With things you already have! Recycle to re-create.

Your family and friends will love them!

See each wrapping description

Skill: Easy.

Materials & tools:

• Assorted paper remnants, rice paper, plain coloured papers

• Scissors

• Glue gun and sticks

• Double-face tape and regular adhesive tape

• Ribbons in assorted colours, widths and styles

• Assorted findings: custom jewellery, belt buckles, quilling paper strips, feathers, sequins, tinsel garland, wire,

beads etc.

• Fabric remnants, fun fur, taffeta, fuzzy wool, scrapbooking tools, snowflake punch, decorative edge scissors,

hang tags, rub-on lettering

* Also see each gift wrapping description.

(Materials for this project are available at arts and craft stores.

My favourite part of the holidays is wrapping the gifts. It is the perfect occasion to use up many remnants from various projects and to let my creativity run loose, just for fun. Since my wrapping room is shared with the laundry room, it is a sure place to find some peace of mind during all the craziness of the holidays.

Minimalist with a touch of Ritz, great gift wrapping ideas start with cool findings. The secret to achieve the look of these French bonbon gift wrappings is all in the trimmings. Personalized to make an impact, even simple gifts can look elegant with a little accent. Don’t be afraid to extend the colour palette beyond the traditional; it’s a