DIY Gift Wrap

As many of you learned last year, I like to have a holiday gift wrap theme each year. Born out of necessity, I am extra excited to share this year’s look.

With a new baby in the house, gift wrap was not at the top of my list. One day, she was napping especially well and I found myself with some free time to get some wrapping done. One problem – I hadn’t planned anything or purchased any paper. Creative inspiration struck! I love the look of our Paper Bag wrapping paper, and decided to use the months of my Great Big Calendar as the base for this year’s gift wrap. Once I started, the ideas kept coming.

Recycled Gift Wrap

One month is the perfect size for a standard shirt box. For larger packages, I banded with a strip of calendar or used our Holiday Typography Paper, which matches perfectly (though this required my husband to make a quick run to our Evanston Store). So far, my favorite idea is this bow made out of the days of the week.

I hope this idea inspires you. For more inspiration, check out these wrapping tips for the season.

From our new family to yours – happy holidays!

PS colors: pool, peacock & chocolate
Latest fave: 2012 Great Big Wall Calendar


4 Responses

  1. Lena says:

    I love the bow! It’s the perfect finishing touch. Great idea!

  2. Jessica says:

    That days-of-the-week bow is super clever! Works perfectly with the calendar wrapping paper.

  3. How cool! Love it.

  4. Chrystina says:

    This is an incredible use of an every-day household item. So creative and it looks awesome!