Monday, December 22, 2014

X-Men & Minecraft & Pokemon, Oh My! {Gift Wrap With Swagger}

First a disclaimer: there is nothing wrong with going traditional when it comes to wrapping Christmas gifts. It's simple, fast, and doesn't require any extra thought.

Most of us don't have any brain cells to spare come December. Too often getting all those gifts covered up becomes one more thing on the never ending to-do list.

{clearance paper picked up at Target after xmas last year}


Understated and natural may be just the look you're going for.


Or maybe some (gasp!) CARTOON wrap a la Dollar Tree will feed perfectly into your child with autism's Charlie Brown obsession.



But sometimes you find yourself deep in the darkest forest of life from which it seems there is no escape. And the only respite you have, aside from newly discovered Trader Joe candy cane Jo-Jo's, is to create little packages of happiness to remind you that there is still some joy to be found. Right below the unicorn.

Isn't that always the way?


{easy loopy paper bow directions here}


"What kind of monster are you?"

Yellow construction paper, and some freehanded black pieces.


You know what else is great for coping with unfixable trials in life? Bingewatching Bob's Burgers.

{To get Louise so big, she got cropped in two and printed on cardstock full page. They're cut out and glued together right on the neck of her dress. No seams and perfectly popping out ears.}

We talked about my love for half and half wrapping years ago. This time instead of covering where they meet in the middle with pretty ribbon, a strip of black paper does the job.

"I wanna be the very best..."

Recycled calendar pages get some Christmas Cheer topped with jingle bells. As a general rule of thumb, if you present makes noise when you shake it, nobody will notice that your yarn doesn't perfectly match the forest green in the plaid paper. Seriously people - relax already.




And lastly we have the second most popular animal associated with Christmas {right behind the unicorn}: the octopus. I am kicking myself for not gluing googly eyes on this. Rookie mistake.


From the Wisor home to yours, we wish you a season filled with much happiness, joy, and family togetherness. MERRY CHRISTMAS!


13 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas indeed! Now I am kicking myself for not thinking of the Pokemon colour scheme.... And how did you get the Minecraft paper? Printed it? Too frazzled for that much thinking! Hope your holidays are Merry and Bright!

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    1. Printed? HEAVENS NO. It's ripped from a calendar that was going to get tossed. No matter how frazzled I get, the hoarding compulsion runs too deep! Merry Christmas!!

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  2. I always love when you show us what you wrap. Great ideas. But like you said, my brain is fried about now and I'm still making up some Christmas gifts. Ornaments for my family! I'm addicted to vinyling and feel like I need to crank out a few more unnecessary gifts, so that's what I'm doing and of course I'm not making it easy on my self. These probably won't even get wrapped.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. I hope everyone loves their gifts!

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    1. Your loved ones are going to FLIP over all the treasures you've made. Such a gift. Happy Holidays to your lovely family!!

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  3. Your post came just in time when I was doing the last of my wrapping. I have no hoarding stash so your looped-d-looped bow above totally saved me as I had no ribbon to match my paper so I used the same wrapping paper to make those bows, yeah! Thank you!

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    1. Awwwwww yeah!!! Another testimony to the power of no-extra-supplies-needed crafting. Shhh...don't tell my husband it's possible ;)

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  4. Fabulous as always ! Merry Xmas from freezing bloody cold Paris X

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    1. Pretend you're American and don't know any different than Christmas in winter. Aside from freezing, I hope you're having the TIME OF YOUR LIFE. And PHOTOS. I want lots of them.

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  5. You have a great attitude, but sorry there are dark problems!

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    1. I'm trying. Choose-your-attitude and it's-all-for-a-reason don't always help the way we'd like them to. But ON WE GO, right?

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  6. OMG These are soo cool. You seem like such a cool mum ;) loving your blog (first time visitor)

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    1. Replace "cool" for "dorky" and you're spot on! Thanks for stopping by, Samantha :)

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