Last year I wrapped my presents in a combo of brown craft paper and old newspaper with red & green ribbons. It turned out pretty much fantastic.
This year I decided to try something a little different. I guess having Baby B around made me want to try something more fun & colorful. Wanna see?
I picked up some wrapping paper on clearance last year that was still brown, but had lots of color mixed in, too. It seemed like a good balance.
Then I just tied them up with fun ribbons (also from clearance last year) and the salt dough gift tags I made a few weeks ago.
The verdict? I like last year's SOOO much better. Oh well, this is how we learn! :)
And there's good news! N's wrapping skillz seem to have greatly improved. This was my birthday gift:
He told me "We have a new nightstand. You're not allowed to touch it." I touched it. :) And while we're on gifts, I made just one homemade gift this year and, seriously, I barely pulled it off. I think I need to start tomorrow if I'm making any gifts for 2013. But in they end it turned out great! It was a set of shopping bags for a friend. The pattern is here. I almost couldn't give them away, they turned out so pretty! I need to get some of that fabric for myself. :)
What was your favorite gift this year? How did you wrap your presents? Did you make any homemade presents?