easy snowflake gift wrapping

This week you will be seeing a bunch of pretty gift wrap ideas for your holiday presents here on Circus Berry.  Today, it is all about simple.  So, do you want to dress up a present with practically no effort at all?


Here is what you do.  Grab a roll of solid wrapping paper.  Buy a package of snowflake ornaments (I got mine at Home Depot…less than 3 dollars for a package of twenty).  Then grab some thin silk ribbon in a coordinating color.  Oh, and don’t forget your simple circle tag.


Wrap your present all neat.  Put a snowflake in the middle…or the side, or the corner.  Wrap the ribbon around a couple of times and finish with a square knot.


Then stick your tag under some of the ribbon.


Isn’t that so simple and pretty?


If you are unfamiliar with a square knot or how to tie one, check out the “How to Tie a Knot” tutorial on Paper Source.  You will have it in no time!

Happy Wrapping!


gift wrap inspiration: 10 ways to pretty your presents

Last weekend I had the great opportunity to work with Tiny Prints on a little gift-wrap party at my house. I will be sharing the event and all of the details this week, along with some great gift wrap ideas courtesy of a few fabulous and talented contributors. To kick off this week of wrap, I thought I’d share some ideas to get you inspired.


Check it out some of these fun ways to pretty your presents!

fabric scrap wrap

Use scrap fabrics around plain paper for a fun ribbon substitute. (via C.R.A.F.T.)

lowes gift wrap

Make a trip to the hardware store for some clever gift trim. (via Lowes)

paper embelished gift wrap

I love all of these ways to add paper embellishments to gifts! (via Damask Love)

white wrapping ideas

Don’t be afraid to be elaborate…or monochromatic.  These would be perfect for your White Christmas. (via Style Me Pretty)

washi wrap

I love washi tape and love the way these gifts turned out…so many possibilities! (via The Sweetest Occasion)

rustic gift wrap

Plain kraft paper doesn’t look so plain anymore when decorated with some adhesive card stock. (via I Dig Pinterest)

Let’s not forget the impact of some flashy gift tags…

chalkboard gift tags

Tags, wrapping paper, and sign printable via The Creativity Exchange

printable gift tag

Printable gift tags via Elegance & Enchantment

coaster tags

Monogram coaster and ornament printables via Tatertots & Jello

Lastly, check out all of the ways you can tie a bow…

handmade bows

there are 25 of them on A Subtle Revelry.

Aren’t all of these beautiful?  I hope you found some inspiration for your own gifts.  Stay tuned this week for more gift wrap fun!


stamped halloween treat bags

Sometimes I head into a DIY thinking, “This will take me no time at all”.  Then I am amazed at the “no time” it actually takes.  This is one of those.


I wanted to do something cute and unique for the kids’ classroom Halloween treats…especially with concerns of allergies and even more because these are the little things that I love and that they love and that they will care less about eventually (all…”MOM!  You’re embarrassing me!”).

I have a stash of these muslin bags that are just the perfect size for a single dum-dum and some stickers (both from the Dollar Tree…score!).  Oh, and the stamps are from the dollar bin at Michaels.  You can find these little bags at The TomKat StudioShop Sweet Lulu, or Sucre Shop.

Ink, stamp, ink, stamp, ink, stamp…fill…done!


It’s so easy I myself can’t even believe it!


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