Put Some Plaid on Your Presents


Okay, if you’ve been following along lately, you probably already know that I’m “mad for plaid” this holiday season and I’ve been plopping it all over the place, inside and out, because this classic Christmas style just never gets old. So of course when it came to wrapping presents, I decided to unleash the plaidness  and splash some color under my boughs of holly.

After starting with scraps, I quickly found that tearing strips of fabric in different sizes was a quick, cute and efficient way to personalize all the gifts under my tree. I can tear super skinny strips for a twine-type bow or cut a wider piece for those larger gifts. By using a few yards of different plaids, I can completely customize every gift box under my tree and still have a cohesive look. . . if you’re into that sort of thing.

By the way, all that actual wrapping paper you see came from my dollar store. I scored several rolls of that super cute stuff in mid November and love, love, love it. I used string tags from the office supply store for gift tags this year. I simply added a spritz of green Glimmer Mist and inked the edges before stamping names on each one using my Prima Press alphabet stamping system.

Here’s to making the holidays merry and bright (or at least madly and plaid)!

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