Before I had the money to buy real presents I never really thought about making the wrapping pretty. My freshman year of college I got everyone in my family a Cal ornament and wrapped it in the college newspaper and stamped it with their initials (can you say college budget ghetto). My wrapping has gotten better since then but I still didn’t put much thought into it. It wasn’t college budget ghetto but it couldn’t stand up to Pinterest style either. Now that I have my very own tree to put the presents under, I felt the need to make their wrappings beautiful.
I love the look of brown paper wrapping. It’s so simple and can be dressed up easily. I added patterned paper and ribbon to mix it up a bit.
I didn’t realize it as I was wrapping but I also kept with a color scheme (subliminal matching compulsion). Red, green and brown were my main colors with silver, gold and white mixed in.
The tiny painted clothes pins were a good find and are a creative way attaching name tags (SS for Secret Santa).
What are your presents looking like, there is some amazing inspiration on Pinterest. Are you all done with your shopping?