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Bow Wow

One of my favorite things about presents is the part where I get to wrap them up! Pretty packaging simply makes a gift feel that much more special. I've been having such a blast wrapping, tying, taping, gluing... and checking everyone off my list :)

Since paper is usually destroyed during the unwrapping process, I prefer using plain brown craft paper (super affordable and eco-friendly) and placing more emphasis on trimmings. This year, I'm experimenting with different styles of poofy bows and doodads. Here are three simple projects that are guaranteed to give your presents a bit of extra oomph! Click the photos for tutorials. Happy wrapping!

Gift Bows - I tried making felt & canvas variations of traditional paper gift bows, and was quite pleased with the results. Love that they're reusable!

Yarn Pompoms - These are incredibly easy to make and add a whimsical touch to anything! Tip: For smaller poms, try using a serving fork.

Paper Flower Poms - These paper flowers are just tinier versions of these. Simple & romantic!

Can't wait to share these gifts with some very wonderful people.
By the way, what do you think about our new tree skirt? I made it myself!

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Reader Comments (15)

So pretty .. i wish i had the passion to do stuff like this.. my wrapping so ghetto all the time lol...

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShampoo47

gorgeous! i may wrap boxes just to use as freakin decor hahaha. love love!!!!!

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDD

I love your blog! Everything is so well put together and well written. You're so creative!!! How did you make that tree skirt?

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

That is a beautiful tree skirt and those are gorgeously wrapped gifts. This is shaping up to be a J. Crew + L.L. Bean Christmas. Consider yourself copied.

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhipsterspecs

OMG I can't take how crafty, creative and talented you are!! I love the bows, I'd probably only be able to make the yarn ones (and not that well haha) and that tree skirt is out of control awesome. You go gurl!

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJess

I am commenting on behalf of my mom! She LOVES your presents and tree skirt, but above all LOVES your tree. She said you are incredibly talented and if we get a tree next year she wants you to help decorate!

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJess' Momma!

So, it's a wrap! :) Wow, you wrap gifts so nicely and beautifully! They look just perfect underneath the Christmas tree.

December 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSunnie @Brochure Printing

Everything looks so professionally done, from the wrapping to all your photography!! I can't believe you made that tree skirt!!! How long did that take? Absoltuely gorgeous!!!

December 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

@Shampoo47 - You've got so much talent at your fingertips! Let's find time for you to use and enjoy your gifts. Crafty + TxMx night soon!
@DD - Yay! I hope you get all your shopping done soon so that you will have real presents to wrap! ;)
@Ashley - Thank you so much, so encouraging! The skirt took a lot of time, but it was worth it. I'll share a tutorial soon!
@hipsterspecs - Thanks! Haha yes, I can see how it looks like a style mash-up from both brands. Copy away... can't wait to see how you wrap!
@Jess - You're so sweet! I honestly think you have the ability make all of these bows. They don't require much talent, just time, practice, and patience.
@Jess'Momma - I'm very flattered and would love to help decorate your tree next year! So cute!!
@Sunnie - I appreciate your kind words! Thank you for stopping by :)
@Nancy - Thanks babe, that's a huge compliment. I will share a tutorial soon, if you're interested in making your own tree skirt!

December 15, 2011 | Registered CommenterJennifer

Jennnn I love your tree skirt and all the presents! Can you teach me?? Miss you!

December 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

so scaba

December 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhusband

This is so pretty Jenn! How do you find time to do these things?

December 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercindy

sooo pretty!!!

December 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermaggie

I really love what you did with all your presents. Especially the pleated paper wrapping style on the last picture is subtle but special. Please continue to share more of your projects!

December 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEli

I am so impressed by several titles you have made for your posts :)

January 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermama

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