Monday, December 17, 2012

DIY Gift Initials

Ever year I complain about having to wrap Christmas presents.
 I've just never been good at it. Actually, I have always been awful at it.

As a matter of fact, I used to make my little sister do it for me, she was WAY better at it than I was. This year I decided I was going to learn how to do it well once and for all, as well as add something fun to make them look unique.

I came across several wrapping ideas on Pinterest and decided to try one of them out with a little twist of my own. I can't believe I am saying this, but my presents actually look good this year! Hey, there's a first time for everything, right?

What you will need:
Decorative paper
Hot glue gun
A wrapped gift

There's really no need to do a "How To" since it's pretty self explanatory. I just added initials to everyone's gift instead of using gift tags. 

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The fun thing is that you can add different things and customize them for each person so that they don't all look identical. I had this blue jean pocket from a pair of jeans that I cut up, so I used it to hold my sister's gift card.
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I'm loving this because it was pretty easy and you can combine so many unique colors and patterns. I got my decor paper and stencils from Hobby Lobby and they had a great selection. Well, of the paper atleast, the stencils I got aren't very good. 

I can't wait to pack all of these into the car and head home for Christmas!


  1. This looks so, so good!! Makes my wrapping paper look lame.

  2. I love this!!! They look professionally wrapped!! We have like 487 people to buy for so I don't think the single initial would work for us...but I might do it next year just for the three of us. Great job, little crafty lady!

  3. those are adorable!! i need to wrap my presents!!

  4. Love love love the initials!!! Such a great idea!! Thanks so much for sharing, Whitney!! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! Xoxox

  5. Ironic that you posted this, as I just remarked to a friend last night about my terrible wrapping skills. I could take lessons from this!!

  6. Color me impressed! I was just thinking about how I used to love to wrap presents and now I just slap some paper on it. Very pretty. Too pretty to open surely!

  7. ilove this! i am so stealing it. thanks!

  8. Your presents look too pretty to open! Certainly put mine to shame. I LOVE the blue jean pocket one best, so fun & creative!

  9. WOW these are awesome you did a really good job!! Very creative:)