December 9, 2012

Monogramed Packages and Recycled Wrapping Paper Filler

We exchange gifts with a fairly long list of family members at multiple (and separate) Christmas celebrations. To simplify the process of gathering up the gifts specific to each event, we wrap our gifts based on which Christmas party location they will be given. For example, all the gifts going to my parents house are wrapped in brown paper packages.

Inspired by this pin from my Pinterest Let's Party board, I chose to monogram those brown paper packages with the recipient's first initial. I cut the letters free-handedly out of wrapping paper.

Do you like the rolled paper tree on the gift bag? I love it. That idea was inspired by the paper tree art over at Simply Living. I thought it would be fun to embellish all the gift bags that way, but one proved to be enough for my wrapping impatience :)

I also tried making my own gift bag filler this year. I had some wrapping paper scraps that were too small for wrapping boxes, but too big to throw away. I ran the scraps through my friend's paper crimper (which I happened to be borrowing for another project) Then I sent the crimped wrapping paper through the paper shredder and voila!  - an economical (and environmentally friendly) gift bag filler.

Happy Gifting!


  1. Brilliant. The wrapping looks great. The rolled tree, that's impressive. It was the first package I spotted. AND, I love that you filled some bags with left over wrapping paper too small to be used for anything else. That's brilliant.

  2. Aww this is a cute. I'm going to do the gift bag filler idea.

  3. This is so cute! I'm definitely going to try the diy bag filler because I'm sure as heck not paying for filler paper. xD