It occurred to me that not everyone needs a Valentine idea for this year, and just so you know I’m thinking of you, I have come up with three solutions: 1) boys, who needs them? 2) you can use this wrapping paper tutorial for revenge mail if needed, just leave out the o’s, use some black paint, and don’t be so careful with the x’s. 3) win a giant gift basket from DecoArt.
- DecoArt paints
- white card stock/computer paper
This might be the simplest wrapping paper you’ll ever make: All you have to do is paint x’s and o’s all over the computer paper! Once it’s dry, wrap your box like usual and tie it with twine. If you need to wrap something a bit bigger, you can buy sheets of drawing paper at the craft store to use.
To win the DecoArt giveaway, just leave a comment below! If you’d like additional entries, “Like” DecoArt and Sugar & Cloth on Facebook and leave separate comments telling me you did so. The giveaway ends February 13th, and a winner will be announced on Valentine’s Day. Open to U.S readers only.
Confession of a wrap-aholic: Sometimes I spend more on gift wrapping materials than I do the actual gift… don’t judge me for this, I just want you to have pretty things.
Be honest though, do you not reach for the craziest wrapped present under the tree first? So do I, which is why I’ve compiled a not-so-short list of my favorite recent gift wrap DIY’s, products, and inspirations to make sure that your gift is the one everyone is itching to open.
1 adorned glitter clothespin DIY by Creature Comforts // 2 knit gift tags printable DIY by Eat Drink Chic // 3 clutch gift wrap from Leela Purse $4.00 // 4 leaf and twine gift wrap DIY by Chelsea Fuss // 5 rustic gift wrap DIY by Grey Likes Nesting on Style Me Pretty
6 kids art as gift wrap DIY by Martha Stewart // 7 star gift topper inspiration by Blank Goods // 8 gift wrap pom collection by Potter + Butler, $15.00 // 9 paper button gift toppers by Blank Goods, $2.00 // 10 pom pom wrapping paper by Anthropologie, $18.00 // 11 polka dot storage box set by Urban Outfitters, $20.00 // 12 ombre wrapping sheets by Rifle Paper Co., $8.50 //
13 glitter dipped pom pom DIY by Sugar & Cloth // 14 studded paper and leather gift tag DIY by Whimseybox // 15 holiday flag gift wrap by FIg. 2 Design Stuio, $12.00 // 16 holiday mail stripes printable DIY by Eat Drink Chic // 17 tinsel bow gift wrap DIY by Whimseybox
These gifts are so fancy that they’ll never have guessed you bought them socks! –( just kidding, babe. I didn’t buy you socks..) Seriously though, this wrapping is even prettier when you’re the only one that knows how cheap it is to create.
Craft Paper, Potpourri Pieces, Gold Leaves $1 each (Dollar Store)/ Elmer’s Glue $1.50/ Black Velvet Ribbon $1.99/ Martha Stewart Gold Glitter $4.50 (w/ a Michael’s coupon)
Yes, that is glittered potpourri that you’re resting your eyes upon, and the A is made of velvet ribbon.
Confession 1 — It might’ve taken me a solid 7 minutes to perfect the tiny bow up top
Confession 2 — I had to dust glitter off my cat after this project