10 Free Printable Gift Wrap Downloads

10 Free Printable Gift Wrap Downloads for ChristmasIt’s that time y’all! As you’re wrapping gifts for Christmas this weekend (OMG THIS WEEKEND) don’t forget about these rad free printables! Not only are they the perfect solution if you want to avoid last minute crowds, but they’re also great to have on hand in case you run out of the paper you might already have on hand. If anything, you’ll want to order more gifts so that you get a chance to try them all!

10 Free Printable Gift Wrap Downloads for Christmas1. Printable Gift Wrap by Proper

10 Free Printable Gift Wrap Downloads for Christmas2. Christmas Wrapping Paper by Homey Oh My

10 Free Printable Gift Wrap Downloads for Christmas3. Marble and Gold Gift Wrap by The Lovely Drawer

10 Free Printable Gift Wrap Downloads for Christmas4. Pattern Gift Wrap by Almost Makes Perfect

10 Free Printable Gift Wrap Downloads for Christmas5. Custom Gift Wrap by Sarah Hearts Continue reading…

10 Creative Ways to Wrap Presents

10 creative ways to wrap presents (all diy-able)Stock up on scissors and tape (and let’s be honest, wine) because it’s almost time to stay up all night wrapping gifts! If you’re looking to make the presents under your tree really pop this year, then go the extra mile with these ten creative gift wrap ideas. I really can’t decide which one I like best, so it looks like I’ll have to do them all…How are you wrapping your presents this year?

10 creative ways to wrap presents (all diy-able)1. Jewelry Gift Wrap by Sarah Hearts

10 creative ways to wrap presents (all diy-able)2. Gingerbread Houses by The House Lars Built

10 creative ways to wrap presents (all diy-able)3. Spray Painted Gift Wrap by Oh So Beautiful Paper

10 creative ways to wrap presents (all diy-able)4. Hand Painted Gift Wrap by Almost Makes Perfect

10 creative ways to wrap presents (all diy-able)5. Printable Gift Tags by Bre Purposed Continue reading…

3 Last Minute Gift Wrap DIYS

3 Last Minute Gift Wrap DIYS (made from common household items!)Okay, so have you ever been on your way to a party and realized you didn’t have any gift wrap on hand (and no time to get to the store). I think we’ve all been there. Here are three last minute gift wrap diy ideas you can make with what you have in your home right now!

Time: 3-15 minutes, depending on design
Materials: paper bag, stamp pad (or acrylic paint) Q-tips Cotton Swabs and Precision Tips, glue gun

3 Last Minute Gift Wrap DIYS (made from common household items!)Dots

Making polka dot wrapping paper is BEYOND easy! Take your Q-tips Cotton Swab, dap it on your ink pad and then dot on your paper. You should be able to get 2-3 dots per ink dip. Continue adding colors until you’ve covered the paper. If you’re a super perfectionist, it helps to then wrap the gift and then go back in to add a few more dots (so you can be specific about the placement). Continue reading…

DIY Pastel Watercolor Gift Tags

Learn how to make these watercolor gift tags in 15 minutes (and with no cleanup!)Happy Sunday folks! Before the weekend ends, I thought I’d share a super quick and easy project with you. And though you might be nervous at the idea that you need to be great with watercolors to do this project, you certainly don’t! Trust me, if I can do this one, you’ll knock it out of the park. Here’s how to make these gift tags in no time at all:

Time: 15 minutes + dry time
Materials: watercolor paper, Faber-Castell® Designing with Gelatos® Kit, tag punch

Learn how to make these watercolor gift tags in 15 minutes (and with no cleanup!)Instead of using traditional water colors, I used Gelatos® sticks. There’s virually no clean up after and they’re great if your crafting on the go. There’s also a number of other fun ways you can use them. If you’d love to try these out, there will be in in-store crafting event at Michael’s tomorrow, 9/14 from 6:30-8:30pm, so be sure to check it out!

Learn how to make these watercolor gift tags in 15 minutes (and with no cleanup!)Start by lightly wetting your paper with clean water. I just rubbed my brush on the Gelatos® stick to pick up color, but you can also cut a bit of color off and mix it with warm water in a bowl or even apply the color directly to the paper. I recommend experimenting with a few different approaches before picking the one you like best.

Learn how to make these watercolor gift tags in 15 minutes (and with no cleanup!)Once your painting is completely dry, use your punch to make the tags. You could certainly make the tags before painting if you want total control over the way the watercolor looks on the tag. I personally am just into the element of surprise.

Learn how to make these watercolor gift tags in 15 minutes (and with no cleanup!)So that’s it! Totally easy peasy, right?!

Learn how to make these watercolor gift tags in 15 minutes (and with no cleanup!)

Learn how to make these watercolor gift tags in 15 minutes (and with no cleanup!)

Learn how to make these watercolor gift tags in 15 minutes (and with no cleanup!)This post is sponsored by Design Memory Craft. All opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that keep The Crafted Life making!