Yesterday I went to Hobby Lobby and discovered much to my holiday chagrin they were out of gift tags.
There was a paucity of ribbon and tissue and most of the wrapping paper was gone.
It was a dilemma of almost epic proportions.
So when faced with Christmas lemons what does a Christmas gift wrapper do?
Shop the teacher bulletin board section of course.
I’m about to tell you something amazing but you have to promise to keep it just between us. We can’t let the world know just yet.
The teacher bulletin board section of Hobby Lobby has the most INCREDIBLE paper. It’s super long (about 48″ and good yardage on the roll). There are amazing colors and paper that looks like wood and paper that looks like brick and paper that has the cutest patterns.
You can get this roll of paper that looks like distressed white washed boards for only $9 (then you can use your 40% off coupon to make it only $5.40). I brought it home and then challenged myself to create four different gift wrapping ideas with things I already had around the house.
And the best part?
I filmed a new YouTube video of the whole thing.
You can follow along with me here on my new channel.
I used the distressed wood paper as a foundation for each of the wrapped gifts.
I gave them all a little personality.
1. Book page Christmas tree
I created simple cutouts out of book pages and glued them onto the front.
Then I added a scrabble tile and a snowflake for a star.
And added tiny jingle bells to the front of the tree.
2. Evergreen Christmas tree
I found a sprig of evergreen from a garland and added it to the front of the package.
Then I added a scrabble tile for a stump.
And a snowflake for a star.
3. Jute twine and scrabble letters
To create this wrapping, I just tied off jute twine.
Then I wrapped the package and tied it off at the end.
I glued JOY in scrabble letters to the bottom of the package.
4. wreath and ribbon wrapping
This was the easiest of all the wrapping projects.
I made this wreath from dollar store garland.
Then I wrapped the ribbon and attached it to the package.
Here they are all lined up and ready for Christmas morning.
Want to see a little step-by-step?
I put together a quick video of me making each of these on my new YouTube Channel.
I’m doing a video a week of a simple, easy craft.