I am a little late in posting these photos, since Christmas was around a month ago, but I thought I would share how I decided to decorate my holiday gifts this year.
I knew I wanted to print my own pattern on craft paper since I think it is one of the simplest and subtly elegant way to wrap something. I ordered a huge role off of Amazon and got starting on the printing. After a few sketches I decided on snowflakes and stars since I wanted to keep it fairly simple to start out with. (I think every year I will carve another stamp or two and create a growing collection of possible patterns!)
I bought a new white ink stamp, but also decided to mix in some gold and red since I had those lying around (these ink pads were really old, some of the stamps turned out pretty faded, but I thought it worked pretty well with the craft paper.)
I had also been scouring the internet for fun ways to decorate gifts and came across this DIY by Martha Stewart. I loved the way black and white photos were used instead of gift tags and thought it added such a personal feel.
So I added some photos and a little wash tape and my gifts were complete! The wrapping was a really big hit with my family and friends and a great way for me to get into the holiday spirit.