Make It: Stamped Holiday Gift Wrap

Ooh, what a jolly holiday weekend! First we spent the evening with our friends at Ravishing Radish {their food is simply divine} and noshed on wintry Pacific Northwest fare and pomegranate cocktails and mingled with friends, old and new. We spend Friday tooling around Seattle with clients {in the rain!} visiting some funky new spaces for their wedding and chatting about cozy winter wedding ideas. The rest of the weekend was rather festive as we prepped the house with Christmas decor, excitedly cheered the Seahawks onto a win, attended the island Christmas tree lighting with rich drinking chocolate in hand, and Aleah attended a delightfully sweet craft party {crafts and bubbly!} in her mom’s amazing {really – she has crafts and supplies beyond imagination} studio space.

We crafted up goodness for the holidays and every gal created to their hearts’ content. I made several snowy globes with tall trees dusted in snow and adorable woodland creatures, beautiful gift tags with pine cones and moss and this stamped gift wrap. My dad was actually prepping to burn this paper in his workshop so I saved it from the fire. I especially love the crinkled look! We’re big proponents of handmade for the holidays and that shouldn’t stop with gift wrap! You can make festive wrap for little or not cost.

Kraft paper or grocery paper bags | a tree stamp | black ink | colorful markers

Lay our your paper nice and flat and stamp a tree {we prefer blank ink as it stands out nicely} every few inches in varying heights.

Take your markers in a variety of bright colors and, on every few trees, draw a ball atop the tree. That’s it! The result: creative gift wrap your recipient will adore!

Photos and DIY: Valley & Co. 

Are you hands-on with holiday gifts this year? We’d love to see photos of what delights you whip up – whether it’s cocktails, your favorite cookies or crafts, share them on our FB page and tag them with #monthofjoy!



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