CREATE // cute gift wrapping idea

Hi there and Happy Friday!! I wasn't planning on doing a post today, but the super adorable Aarean from Color Issue had this really cute packaging idea inspired by Anthropolgie's gift wrapping garland. If you're like me and still have wrapping to do, maybe this will inspire you a little.... It's super easy, fun and of course colorful!

You'll Need:
- simple wrapping paper (use the back of one if you don't want any designs)
- scissors
- felt (three or four colors)
- thin ribbon... preferably with some sparkle to it ;-)
- small hold punch if you have one... if not scissors will do

Cut out a bunch of circles from leftover felt...

Punch two holes in each circle...

Then string the circles onto the long side of the ribbon...

Scrunch them nice and close together (the more circles you have the closer you'll have to scrunch them together... and personally I think the more the better!)

Once I knew they would meet in the middle I took both sides of the ribbon...

tied it in a knot and then for the middle (where you'd normally put a bow) I strung two felt circles on top of each other....

and tied another knot (so they'd scrunch together-- lots of scrunching in this project! ha!) to create a little flower :-)

I tied on a little bell (gives it a little ringy-blingy touch *ha) and slapped on a little gold round tag that I cut out from some paper I had... (I wanted to keep with the whole circular theme)

And there she sits, under the tree... waiting to be opened on Christmas day :-)

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Aarean's blog is on of my favorite reads. You really don't want to pass up her blog... it's full of colorful inspiration! And right now, she also has and extra soft Christmas giveaway going on... so don't miss out on that!

What's the status on your wrapping? Are you done?

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas filled with lots of love and laughter. Savor these moments and remember the REAL reason and meaning of Christmas! :-)


  1. I love when Anthro had this last year! I should have diy'd my own! Great job! Happy Holidays!

  2. Ooooooh I love this! I'm a total felt freak too so this is right up my ally =)
    - Sarah

  3. What a fun idea! So Anthro-esque, too! (:

  4. This makes me want to unwrap everything and start over! So cute. I'll have to remember this for the next time I'm wrapping anything!

  5. That's a really awesome (andd incredibly easy) idea! Hope you have a great Christmas weekend!

  6. Super cute and so so creative!! Love all the colors too!

  7. love it!
    Merry Christmas Jessica!
    Have a wonderful day!

  8. How wonderful is this!?! Thanks for posting. I actually still have a bit of wrapping to do if you can believe. I haven't handed out all of my presents yet :)

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! xoxo

  9. this is so clever! i seriously love this - so pretty!

    hope you'e had happy holidays lady! :)

    Xo, A

  10. This is amazing, Jess! So clever :) Hope you had a fab holiday sister xoxo

  11. Love this! I found your blog via Michaela Noelle and am loving all your fun DIY projects! Especially this unexpected use of colour for Christmas!:)


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