My favorite part of the holidays is gift wrapping! I love spreading all my supplies out on the bed with the nutcracker playing in the background and playing with different paper, tag and ribbon combinations. Etsy is filled with tempting options from original art to hand painted paper.
Nollaig shona means “Happy Christmas to you!” in Irish. I love this simple reindeer graphic with a typewriter inspired font from placed, an etsy shop based in Belfast, Ireland. As I browsed placed’s store, I wanted to place every offering in my cart. Cards, wrapping paper, ceramic mugs, tea towels and canvas bags are adorned with modern graphics with lots of white space. Each illustration is utterly charming and irresistible.
It’s no secret that I have a weakness for polka dots and woman’s best friend. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that I love this polka dot printed paper in a retro color scheme by Fire Hydrant Press in Atlanta, Georgia. Fire Hydrant Press is inspired by the family dog, Winston (an etsy shop after my own heart). Many items can be customized including the dog breed in the silhouette on this kawaii wrapping paper.
One of my small space tips is to not use up valuable storage space with too many rolls of specific occasion paper. You can make any pretty paper suitable for the holidays by adding the right tag, an ornament or cut outs using holiday themed hole punches. I would pair these lovely prints by Australia’s lovemaestore with unfinished wooden ornaments and tags decorated with holiday themed hole punches in similar vintage inspired colors. How could you not love an etsy shop that displays their print choices with handmade paper flowers? Adorable. You can buy unfinished wooden ornaments, mini ornaments and holiday hole punches at Ben Franklin in the Queen Kaahumanu Center.
All images via merchants’s etsy shop.
To see how I reused fashion mag pages as wrapping with simple snowflake tags, see my earlier post here.
Keep in touch this season as I’ll be sharing my tips for celebrating the holidays in a small space and exchanging gifts the minimal way.