Country Living (USA)
WRAP A LOVELY (Little) PRESENT
Lend creative cohesion to the holiday gift hodgepodge with a signature strategy.
Timeless tartan motifs (dixie-design.com, papersource.com) offer an exercise in pattern play. Mix and match ribbons of varying colors and widths, and attach sprigs of greenery and a jingle bell or two as happy present-toppers.
Brown kraft paper speaks to our protagonist’s keep-it-simple inclinations, while mini wreaths (cyprus clippings arranged in a circle) secured with baker’s twine and red velvet ribbons (casparionline.com) add festive texture.
Colorful card-stock poinsettias—cut by hand (download a template at countryliving.com/paper-poinsettia) and secured with a button—add 3D charm atop solid and watercolor gingham wax paper (zazzle.com). Finish with fringed ribbon.
Glitzy metallic ribbon (angelaliguori.com) and frosty mint and pink pastels make for a fanciful, scene-stealing alternative to the typical seasonal palette of red and green. Pom-pom gift-toppers add a luxuriously fluffy finish.