Nature Inspired Gift Wrap

December 19, 2019

It's the most wonderful time of the year!
Surrounded with boxes, tape, scissors and gift wrap. Time to get all those gifts under the tree!
My favorite gift wrap is always simple - think Julie Andrews singing "brown paper packages, tied up in strings...these are a few of my favorite things."
And it's a lot of fun to add a little something special to the top of those gifts, either as adornment or the gift tag.
None of it has to be expensive or take a lot of time.
For these ideas, I have used dried orange slices, twine, wooden beads, twigs, cinnamon sticks, greenery, stamps, etc.

To dry orange slices:
Preheat oven to 250 degrees
Thinly slice a few oranges
Lay on baking sheet
Bake for a few hours, until dry (flipping over a few times)

To make twig tree:
Gather thin sticks and plug in hot glue gun
Trim down sticks in tree shape
Hot glue each onto one vertical stick on the back (as tree trunk)

Cinnamon sticks, beads and stamps

These are some of my favorites for name tags!
Grab a bag of driftwood chips from your local craft store.
Hobby Lobby sells them for $3 and there are more than 40 in the bag.
Use their weekly coupon and you are getting that bag for under $2. You can't beat such a fun gift tag idea!
Now, get out your drill and stamp set.
Drill some holes and stamp on your gift recipient names, then tie them on with twine.

This twig craft also makes a great gift topper!
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