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The Early Spirit of Christmas

A Wrap List

  • Geometric Pattern Paper (2)
  • Classic and Solid Color Paper (1)
  • Pretty Tags
  • Crafting Cord
  • Christmas Ornaments

I Know It's Early but...

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I have... barely. And I have a confession to make. Usually, the thing that gets me going for Christmas is not the presents themselves but rather the wrapping they go into. And this year, like many others, I started the season by picking out the patterns and palette I will be using. 

Continuing with this modern kick I have had for Christmas this year, I decided to go with something a bit bolder, both in terms of patterns and palette. Let's start with the palette. Last year, I did a very traditional and ornate gold on beige on white palette for all presents. This year, I wanted something a bit more dynamic and something that pops more. And what better color to do that with than red? So, this year is the year of:

Muted Gold & Silver, White & Bold Red! 

I absolutely love the way these colors work together. Better yet, the added contrast of each pattern is where all the real fun begins! I started my paper selection with the chevron paper because of its very bold pattern. I also loved the color combination of shiny silver against recycled paper beige. The next paper roll that made the cut was the traditional paisley pattern with the same color combination and a bit more of a traditional feel. The biggest statement of all, however, was the houndstooth paper. Even though it is not a typical Christmas wrapping paper, once you play it against all the other papers which are oh so Christmas, it makes absolute and perfect sense. Its brown/gray color was also absolutely the perfect addition to the rest of the colors.

And It's Affordable!

The best part of this exercise I went through is how affordable it was! Marshalls and TJ Maxx have a fantastic selection of wrapping paper that will probably not last long so get out there while you can! A roll of pretty paper like the ones I got runs at about $2.99 - $3.99 there. Compare that to a similar roll at, say, Paper Source or Crate and Barrel, and you have just saved yourself half the money you would have otherwise spent! The tags were also a great find at my local Marshalls. All in all, I spent less than $20 on all the wrapping supplies I will need this year.

So there it is, a whole blog post on wrapping Christmas presents... Sometimes, I even surprise myself with the things that inspire me!

Posted on November 21, 2013 and filed under Design + DIY.