I found a roll of plain brown paper (for free), also known as parcel paper and made famous for covering your textbooks as a kid, and got to work. On Black Friday I woke up at 6 a.m. (due to movement in utero) so I left the house and went to Michael's for Christmas ribbon and decorations and Joann's fabric for baby fabric.
This is what $90 worth of ribbon looks like. No way did I pay $90...it was all 70% off. The thick red sparkle ribbon is for our tree and the rest of for gifts.
Here is how my gifts look thus far:
Each gift was wrapped in brown paper, wrapped with double sided tape so it is hidden, and the recipients name is written on the bottom. I'd describe it as classic, old world holiday wrapping. I started wrapping before we had our tree up, which is currently being decorated, so I displayed the gifts next to a handsome gilded reindeer for the time being.
More on my holiday decorations to come!
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