I hate wrapping paper. I have two rolls of Christmas wrapping paper that I bought 3 years ago, for about $.50 each, that only have been broken into just this year, and that’s it. It makes me feel icky inside (in the same way garbage bags do – compost bags are ok, but that’s a different category). I don’t know what brought this feeling on, but I think after I moved out and on my own, I saw zero need in purchasing a roll of a wasteful product which purpose was only to be ripped apart.
So typically, when giving gifts, I’ll wrap them in newspaper (which I have readily available since I’m one of the five people left in the world who still subscribes to the newspaper or brown paper bags from the grocery store, since those always seem to be handy when I forget my reusable bags. I’ve shown my wrapping paper here, but this year, I spiced up some gifts with some awesome tags that I made in a jiffy while baking. Using some rubber stamps I got, some different colored ink pads, and some tags, I made these super cute gift tags…I felt the need to spice up some wrapping paper wrapped gifts. I especially enjoyed what I could come up with using the same stamps and varying the full bleed effect vs. the centered/biased/etc.
Super quick and easy, I absolutely loved the way these turned out…definitely will be using them again!