gift wrap: golden star via Anastasia Marie

Stars have been a constant theme for Christmas time, so I think it’s just to put a star-inspired gift wrap post up. Once again, I have favored kraft and gold but this time I added hints of black and white. Packaging supplies needed (besides the scissors and tape) are listed below:

kraft box with lid (I found this one at TJ Maxx last year)
Gold glitter paper (any craft store should carry this)
Glittery clothespin
Metallic twine (the twine shown here are all from Knot & Bow)

Using various colored twine, wrap the box twice around with each color and secure each strand with a knot on the bottom of the box. Hand draw a crooked star on the back of the glitter paper and cut it out. Don’t try to be crooked; it’ll come naturally as you hand draw. For the final touch, pin the star on top of the box with the glitter clothespin. Use star as a mini tag if you’d like.

gift wrap: golden star via Anastasia Marie
gift wrap: golden star via Anastasia Marie
gift wrap: golden star via Anastasia Marie
gift wrap: golden star via Anastasia Marie

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holiday christmas gift wrap // gold flecked  // via Anastasia Marie

The majority of us crafters today have a roll of washi tape somewhere, right? This gift wrap idea requires just a few items to get this look. And if you’re not digging the gold, you could always go with lots of other colors and still look incredible. You could either stay monotone (like I did with the gold), or you can coordinate colors like green + silver or red + gold for a more spunky look. Packaging supplies needed (besides the scissors and tape) are listed below:

Light brown kraft wrapping paper (the one I used is from Target)
Gold washi tape
Gold glitter string
Mini wooden gift tag

After wrapping your gift up with the kraft wrapping paper, rip off pieces of the gold washi tape and scatter over the top of the package and cascade several pieces down each side. A trick to make wooden gift tags reusable is to stick a piece of washi tape onto the tag and use that as your writing surface. Wrap the glitter string around the box, tie the loose ends together on top in a bow, secure the gift tag, and voila! All that’s left is to write the name on the tag and you’re ready to go.

holiday christmas gift wrap // gold flecked  // via Anastasia Marie

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touch of rosemary gift wrap // anastasia marie

This week’s gift wrap idea is bringing a bit of the outdoors in. I have these rosemary bushes growing alongside our house by the sidewalk that the city planted and they have not been taken care of. At all. They are half dead and I’m looking forward to reviving them. I was happy to find out it was rosemary. My desire to secretly get rid of them in the middle of night died and was replaced with a desire to bring them back to their glory days.

To recreate this gift wrapping, take a large piece of white paper. Grab some black paint, preferably in a bottle that you can squeeze small amounts out at a time. Find something that has a circular bottom. I chose another bottle of paint for this. Apply paint around the bottom of your circular find, but only on the edges. Then dab onto the paper and repeat until you get a nice pattern going. Let the paint fully dry.

Next, dab glue dots in a circle on the inside of each of your paint circles. Sprinkle a mix of fine gold glitter and chunky white glitter over the glue and let dry. Then use that sheet of paper to wrap your gift.

Once wrapped, wind some jute around the package and tie into a bow right down the middle. Add sprigs of rosemary with the buds still attached and a bright yellow corrugated gift tag (that’s coming to the shop real soon!). And you’re done!

touch of rosemary gift wrap // anastasia marie
touch of rosemary gift wrap // anastasia marie
touch of rosemary gift wrap // anastasia marie
touch of rosemary gift wrap // anastasia marie

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You might have by now noticed my obsession with kraft and gold. Those two complement each other so well. You can never go wrong by wrapping with those two. Never ever.

gold tassel gift wrap // anastasia marie

All you need to recreate this look is a kraft box, some gold glitter twine and gold glitter string, a corrugated gift tag, and some gold glitter — and of course scissors and glue. To start, pump some glue into the grooves of the corrugated gift tag in varying heights. Pile on the glitter and let dry. To make the tassel, cut pieces of twine twice as long as what you’d like your finished tassel to be. Bundle them up and fold in half in the middle. Take a shorter piece of twine and tie all the bundle together, leaving a little loop up top. Wrap some extra twine around the kraft box and then string the finished tassel on. Attach the dried gift tag with some glitter string and you’re ready to roll.

gold tassel gift wrap // anastasia marie
gold tassel gift wrap // anastasia marie

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My sister got engaged this past weekend and we’re very excited for her and her fiancee. And that rock of hers? Swoon. I gave them a ring dish as an engagement present and wrapped it up in one sheet of tissue paper. I say this all the time and I don’t always abide by it, but gift wrapping doesn’t always have to be crazy in order to be beautiful. Sometimes, all you need is a pretty piece of tissue paper, some washi tape to seal it up, a yard of twine, and a fun tag. It’s affordable, it’s quick, and if you’re careful enough not to wrinkle the tissue too much, you can get a winner of a wrapped gift.

gift wrap with simple tissue via anastasia marie

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