Thursday, December 19, 2013

{thursdays take two | you are my fave}

Today's "Thursdays Take Two" post comes from You Are My Fave blog. Enjoy!





book inspired gift wrap is my fave

Today’s fab gift wrapping ideas come to you courtesy of super crafter and cute mom, Amelia of The Homebook.

christmas wrapping

I don’t know about you, but I have a lot of gifts to buy for kiddos this year. Instead of wrapping them all with the same paper and bows I’m using for other gifts, I’m thinking it might be fun to make the wrapping as exciting as the gift inside. You know, “It’s all about the presentation” and all that stuff. So today I give you three different ways to wrap your gifts using Christmas-y picture books as inspiration. Because, when it comes to gift-giving, it’s not actually the thought that counts. It’s the way you wrap it.

gift wrapping ideas

gift wrapping ideas

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
-white wrapping paper, scissors, tape
-paint: a melon-y pink and a bright orangey red
-black sharpie
-paint brush
-1 1/2in red wired-edge ribbon

To make:
Begin by wrapping all your boxes in white paper. When finished, paint one or two sides of each box with your pink and red paint. Let dry. Next, draw along all the edges of each box with your black sharpie, and add some squiggly shadow lines to resemble the boxes in the illustration. Stack your boxes into a wonky tower, and tie a bow onto the top gift with your red ribbon, making sure the loops of the bow point vertically to create a quirky, Who-Ville-y look. Bonus points if you can find a can of Who-hash to wrap.

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