Monday, December 24, 2012
Wrapping gifts is one of my favorite things. This year I had a little wrapping station with paper, ribbons, scissors, tape, tissue, gift tags, and a pen. I would light my balsam candles, turn on the Christmas tree lights, light a fire, and go to town on some gifts. Oh man, it was the best.
Here are a few gift wrapping tips:
Use real ribbon. The holidays are not a time for curling ribbon or peel-and-stick bows! I use grosgrain or satin ribbon and make sure each gift has a bow. I tie my bows like this.
Use gift wrap tape. This tape has a satin finish and disappears on most gift wrap. I always use this when I wrap gifts in brown paper because regular tape makes it look too industrial.
Tuck a little gift into the bow. I love when there are little trinkets attached to bows. What's better than a gift? More gifts! I like attaching little ornaments, chocolates wrapped in cello, or mini bottles of booze.