Today I’m sharing some creative ways to use ribbon in your holiday gift wrapping, plus some free printable woodland paintings I did to be used as gift tags. 🙂
It’s a little bittersweet today because it’s the last day in the Farmhouse Holiday Decor Series organized by Kristen from Ella Claire Blog.
To recap, here are the weeks and themes we shared this Fall Season:
Week 1: Fall in my Farmhouse Kitchen + Harvest Hash Recipe – Week 2: Fall Family Room – Week 3: A Fall Cozy Tablescape – Week 4: Welcome to the Fall Front Porch
And Christmas Season:
Week 1: Rustic Christmas Master Bedroom – Week 2: A Fresh Green Christmas Table – Week 3: O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree – Week 4: Christmas Kitchen + Brazilian Rabanada Recipe
Now on to today’s post- all about creative gift wrapping ideas! I decided to play with ribbon and paint some pretty ‘tags’ that are actually mini canvases.
I thought it would be so cute to have a little piece of art on each gift (with the name written on the back), so using my same winter woodland theme, I painted a little winter bird, a snowy fir, a pinecone, and a snowflake onto mini canvases found at Joann Fabrics. Each canvas is 3″x3″ or 2.5″ x 3.5″ and costs about $1.50. If you print these off on regular paper, you can modpodge them onto the canvases and they look like little hand painted works of art! They even have mini easels there if you wanted to mod lodge them and keep them for yourself.
Download HI-RES versions of these tags for personal use only HERE.
Once I had these little paintings done, I continued with my theme and used the same colors as I had repeating in my decor for the room: brown, gold, white, navy, and green. I got 3 basic colors for wrapping paper: white, navy, and brown kraft paper. Then I went out and bought all sorts of different ribbon to have fun with… I used about 12 different types of ribbon– only 1 or 2 found in the Christmas ribbon section.
Here are some of the ribbons I used: white 6″ wide fur ribbon, brown leather lace (both found at Joann Fabrics), navy satin 2″ ribbon, forest green 1″ grosgrain ribbon, white 1/2″ grosgrain ribbon, gold sparkly cord ribbon, white and gold sparkly cord ribbon, navy 1/2″ mesh & satin ribbon, gold 2″ mesh and glitter ribbon, cotton 1″ braided ribbon, green 1″ velvet ribbon, and white 2″ wire lace ribbon <– all those found at Michael’s.
Here are some of the combos I came up with:
And here is how they look all nestled below our tree. I love how the tree looks so glowy at dusk:
So pretty right?
I had fun and did a ribbon weave on this one below on the left.
FYI, those little woodland painting printables I did are high enough resolution that you could print them at a larger size and put them in a frame if you preferred. But remember– PERSONAL USE ONLY. 🙂
Merry Christmas and let me know what you thought of the ideas!
Here are the rest of the Farmhouse Holiday Series gals, make sure to click around and enjoy!
Ella Claire | Liz Marie Blog | Jeanne Oliver | Shades of Blue Interiors
French Country Cottage | City Farmhouse | Dear Lillie | My Sweet Savannah
Kindred Vintage | Craftberry Bush | Jennifer Rizzo
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Sherri McCombs says
I have never seen more beautifully wrapped packages! Thank you for sharing your talents through an awesome printable!
Julie Blanner says
It’s beautiful! I love how you draped your tree with ribbon so casually…it looks so elegant. Happy Holidays!
I love your idea of the mini canvases for gift tags! I wish I didn’t have to go to work today so I could browse through all the other blogger’s links you left…so inspiring and beautiful!
Smiles, DianeM 🙂
Pamela Perry says
just lovely images – thank you for sharing these – I’m setting up my Winter journal