Gift Wrapping Arsenal is a mini-series on the items I personally find essential for gift wrapping. As you'll see throughout my blog, there is an emphasis on versatility, thrift, and style! Click here for the full series!
If you've been following this blog for long, you are well aware by now that I am a fan of kraft paper. It's neutral, sturdy, and a great foundation for all kinds of variations.
However, the downside of its versatility is that it doesn't exactly scream "Merry Christmas!", "Happy V-Day!", or "Happy Birthday!". It's just brown, you know?
One nice thing to have on hand is a variety of gift tags to go with your plain wrapping paper. On some occasions it's appropriate to write out a card, but for big gift-giving occasions like Christmas, a simple "to" and "from" is all that's needed. And that's what tags are for! I keep my tags in an envelope and store it with my ribbons and miscellaneous gift boxes.
I made these from a variety of paper sources - promotional postcards, a holiday greeting card, art exhibition announcements, and a wedding invitation that was too pretty to toss. Any heavier-weight paper can work. On some I've glued a blank rectangle where the to/from will be written. I used a standard 3-hole punch to make the holes.
Instead of having lots of rolls of paper on hand, why not have a variety of gift tags that can be used for different holidays and occasions? Admittedly, I'm still figuring out the best way to attach them to gifts - I sometimes have to have to knot the ribbon a bit awkwardly. But I still like using these to add a bright and personal touch to presents!