What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Nice Package!


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Every December, Beloved and I buy many gifts for the wee ones in our life. Once they have all arrived (there’s a spreadsheet, of course), we take an evening to wrap and decorate them all. I organize them, Beloved wraps them, and I am in charge of embellishment. We usually drink eggnog and watch a cheesy holiday movie during the process, and I just love the tradition.

I am an adequate gift wrapper. It’s really Beloved who has perfected her technique, but of course she can’t wrap her own presents. I decided to level up my wrapping this year, and I’ve found a treasure trove of great, relatively accessible ideas! I thought I’d share them with you lovelies.


Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

14 thoughts on “Nice Package!

  1. There are some great options for wrapping weird shaped gifts here. I am fascinated by that concertina fold. My Gran was a very talented wrapper and I have not inherited her genes. I make a decent fist of it but my wrapping is far from pristine. I confess that I resort to tissue paper and gift bags when confronted by really weird shaped items.

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  2. I too am inspired to up my wrapping game now! I’ll start early next year but concentrate on a (round) Lazy Susan this month. Hopefully it will be fun and not frustrating.

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  3. That first ribbon tie tutorial was great. I can’t wait to try it! But the Bloom gin–that was wonderful! A bit more work pleating that paper but such a pretty result!

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  4. Oh goodness…I used to do this but realizing it was for me and that the receiver could care less…I stopped. Same with making cute gift tags…They just end up in the trash.

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    • That’s an interesting perspective. You’re right, of course. I do get to enjoy them for a while, though. We wrap 2 weeks before Christmas and artfully arrange the pile of packages in front of the tree. I kind of miss them when they’re gone!

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  5. There is apart of Christmas that is a dream and not really what it is all about. but…that can be said about a lot of life.

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  6. I have never wrapped a gift package in my entire life and I am not going to start now. That does not mean that I did really like all of the fancy wrapping. Hal

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