Southern Lady Magazine

All Wrapped Up for the Holidays

Shimmering paper, a heartfelt note, ribbons winding round and round—each thoughtful layer adds to the anticipation. Get inspired to create gorgeous packages all wrapped up during the holiday season. 

Inspired Eye
Peruse your own home for creative inspiration. Circle stickers from the office transform plain yarn into a garland, while trims leftover from sewing projects offer a striking alternative to standard ribbon. Sticky scrapbook letters, available at crafts stores, add a final flourish.

Cottage Appeal
Think of wrapped parcels as part of your holiday trimmings, and choose the colors and style accordingly. Vintage prints, chunky yarn, and lace accents lend beaucoups of charm to a cottage Christmas.

Graphic Tags
Rather than hide away tags beneath the gift, make them the focal point of the presentation. Bold graphics from extra greeting cards work perfectly, as do old holiday photo cards—recipients will cherish the nod to Christmases past.

Faux Snow

Arrange a winter wonderland of goodies beneath your tree by adding doilies to your cache of frills. Whether used in a collage or to gussy up a basic gift bag, the dainty decoration will make each gift unique—just like snowflakes themselves. 

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