Wrap It Up

Choose your style and follow our formula to create packages that are almost too pretty to unwrap.


Photos by Mary Britton Senseney Produced by Elizabeth Demos

1. Traditional

Gift wrap
Holiday Plaid, $8.50/three sheets; riflepaperco.com
Ribbon
Hug Snug Seam Binding in Mango Orange, $9.50/100-yard spool; zipperstop.com
Tag
Fresh cedar sprig and Wooden Moose, $1.49; michaels.com for stores
Embellishment
Goldtone Jumbo Jingle Bells, $6.25/24; orientaltrading.com

2. Natural

Gift wrap
Riviera in Metallic Silver, $6.99/two sheets; bellinvito.com
Ribbon
Silhouette Fabric in Gray (rip into strips), by fabrictraditions.com; Jute ribbon, $3.99/roll; michaels.com
Tag
For a similar look, try Natural Wood Mini Assorted Tags, $3.99/12; jillybeankids.com
Embellishment
Fresh magnolia leaves and 12 Premium Raw Cotton Bolls, $53; cottonman.com

3. Vintage

Gift wrap
Seersucker, $9/two sheets; smockpaper.com
Ribbon
Baker’s Cotton in pink, $2.99; redheart.com. Pastel Blue Crepe Paper Streamer, $1.20; birthdaydirect.com
Tag
Recollection Pink Open Stock Paper (cut corners; punch hole), 79 cents/sheet; michaels.com for stores
Embellishment
White Hanging Fans, $1.99/5; partycity.com. Mini Ornaments (047910), $19.99/21; christmastraditions.com

4. Glitzy

Gift wrap
Lines in Silver, $25/five sheets; midoriribbon.com
Ribbon
2-inch Double Faced Satin in Kaffir, $18.50/5-yard spool; midoriribbon.com
Tag
Glass Glitter Letters from the Wendy Addison Collection, $8; tinseltrading.com
Embellishment
Spring Green Tinsel Garland by Bethany Lowe, $9.99/6 feet; christmastraditions.com