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Monday, December 12, 2016

Creative Gift Wrapping for Christmas and Giveaway

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Gorilla Glue Company. All opinions are 100% mine.

How's all that Christmas wrapping coming for you? Let me just tell you I'm a sucker for pretty packaging. I used the love the creative ways my parents would come up with for wrapping Christmas gifts. I remember my mom even one time saying that she wished those school fundraisers would sell cute gift toppers along with those rolls of wrapping paper :)

Flash forward a few years, and now I'm wrapping presents for my own kids and love to dress them up a little too. When you're not just tying a bit of ribbon around a box though, you need something with some real sticking power so your work doesn't get bumped off under the Christmas tree. Enter Gorilla Hot Glue Sticks. They work in any glue gun, high or low heat, and the glue is 5 times more durable, and works for indoor or outdoor projects. Gorilla Hot Glue Sticks are available only at Walmart, and I found them in the craft aisle.

So let me show you how I decorated these pretty packages. Start by wrapping the box with plain brown paper. You'll usually find this near shipping supplies. Next gather some pretty ribbon and craft flowers. I purchased a package of these flowers already assembled, but you could easily make your own with burlap, paper and fabric (and Gorilla Hot Glue Sticks of course.)

Start by wrapping some ribbon around the package and securing it with hot glue. This seemed to be particularly important on the ribbon that had wire in the edges. It didn't want to lay down nicely on the box. Try mixing ribbon types, and different spots on the box, and not just always crossing right in the center of the box, just to change it up. 

Then use the Gorilla Hot Glue Sticks to stick flowers down on the ribbon and the present. Don't you just love how they turned out? They fit in perfectly with my pink and gold decorated Christmas tree.

It's certainly not necessary to have your tree and presents match, but it sure is fun when a few of them do. And my kids always get super excited when even just a couple of presents show up under the tree.

The hot glue was also really handy when one of my shirt boxes had come apart on one end. Fixed it up super quick, and I knew it would hold and be stronger than just tape. Glue guns for everything!

I hope you like these fancy present wrapping ideas and that I've inspired you to dress up your Christmas presents - and that it can be totally easy! Other options of what you could use for fancy gift wrapping are jingle bells, small ornaments or disco balls, cookie cutters (just tie them into the ribbon and they can be used later), silk flowers, bits of fake mistletoe or holly. Really, this list is quite long when you think about it and let your imagination run a little wild.

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  1. These package decorations and ribbons are so pretty! My Mom made the most beautiful packages too... she had quite an eye for decorating! I like I inherited just a bit of her talent!

  2. I love to decorate my packages differently every year. I love the ribbons and the flowers. I decided to have burlap as my theme this year. Super pretty :)