The Gifted Blog

December 22, 2009

A Gifted Christmas: Cranking it Out

With the holidays approaching, I was overwhelmed by all the things I could write about regarding gift wrapping. So, I am scaling it down to a mini-series called "A Gifted Christmas" to keep track of my own Christmas gift-wrapping preparations. I hope you'll join me along the way!

Image via Wild Olive

I've had this image from Mollie Johanson's Wild Olive blog post saved for months and months now. Revisiting it, it's easy to see why I wanted to remember it come this Christmas.

She took plain kraft paper and tore it into appropriate sizes for each gift. Then she folded it in half and sewed it down three sides, popping the gift in while still on the sewing machine! Red and green paint served as decoration and tag all in one. I can just imagine getting into "the zone" of making these fun packages and cranking them out.

There are three things I'm digging about this approach:
1) It is streamlined.
2) It bears her own distinct style.
3) Each gift is unique, even though there's an assembly-line process.

I'm wondering if I can learn some lessons for my own gift-giving this Christmas!

Related Posts:
- Gift Wrapping Arsenal: Kraft Paper. In which I wax poetic about the virtues of this all-purpose paper.
- A Gifted Christmas. Find more Christmas-related posts right here.


  1. I'm a big fan of the sewn up kraft paper wrapping, especially when tied with ribbon made from a strip of torn fabric. Thanks for sharing and reminding me of that - I have things to wrap today.

  2. I am so impressed with what you did!

    Everyone, check it out here!


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