How To: Give Your Presents Punch

Thursday, November 29, 2007

We've all heard the saying, "It's what is inside that counts." That holds true for people as well as presents. But take heed of what your mother told you (okay, nagged you), "You only get one first impression!" Instead of the same ol' snowman wrapping paper with gold curly-cues tied on, present your presents properly.

Clockwise from top left: Silk Taffeta from High Fashion Home, Ribbon & Pinecones from Target; Twine cord from Hobby Lobby; Craft paper, tinsel ribbon and bells from Target; Wrapping paper from Target, Ribbon from Hobby Lobby, Ornaments from Club Monaco; Paper, stamp, ink, and pen from Hobby Lobby

Every year I decide on a color theme (last year was black, white, and silver) and stick to it. This will save you the time and effort of having to match the wrapping paper to each person. No more looking for guy-appropriate wrapping paper! And it makes your tree look uber-chic. Add fun extras like tiny ornaments, jingle bells, pinecones, or anything sparkly. Go green and recycle your magazines for wrapping paper and tie with twine. Take a page from Martha Stewart and stamp something festive on plain paper. Mom will be so impressed!


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