Monday, December 10, 2012

Santa Suit Gift Wrap






Last year I wrapped all of Sophie's gifts from Santa like a Santa Suit so that they would stand out to her on Christmas morning (and so she wouldn't recognize the paper). She loved it and so our Santa Suit gift wrap tradition was born.

For the record, I do not recommend glitter wrapping paper. I even sprayed it with clear coat and glitter was still everywhere.


Supplies

Red wrapping paper
1 1/2- 2 in. black ribbon
Poster board or gift box (for buckle)
Gold or silver paint (Krylon Metallic Brillant Gold)
Exacto knife
Glue

Directions

Wrap presents in red paper.






Wrap black ribbon around the center, taping it in the back.






Using an Exacto knife, cut out the buckle. I went for a more whimsical, cartoonish look, so I didn't use exact measurements. If you want a perfect square, a ring box makes a great guide. I made the square about 1/2" wider on each side than the ribbon. 






Paint the buckle. When buckle is dry, secure buckle to ribbon with rubber cement, tacky glue or tape.






And there you have it, Santa Suit gift wrap!




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53 comments:

  1. FOR CUTE! I was planning on posting a "wrapping" post tomorrow but was thinking it was too early. But hey, if you did it, so will I! Thanks for the motivation and the cutest gift wrapping idea ever. Pinning this one!

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    1. I don't think it's too early at all! Thanks so much for the kind words...I'm looking forward to reading your wrapping post!

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  2. This is a super cute idea that I have not seen before! I love it:) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much Erin! I appreciate it:)

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  3. What a simple and cute idea! I have to see if I have some red foil wrapping paper to do this with.

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    1. I bet red foil paper would look awesome! Thanks Beth:)

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  4. I love this!!! I would love for you to link this up to The CSI Project this week! The challenge is Creative gift Wrapping. Each week is a new challenge so come join us!
    www.thecsiproject.com

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  5. FYI The link party begins Wednesday!

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  6. That is so cute, and easy I'm not the fanciest wrapper

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    1. I hear ya! Me neither which is why I love this one so much, Usually it's just regular paper and sticky bows. LOL!

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  7. Very cute idea, lovely fun gift wrap! Thank you for the inspiration!

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Oh, shoot. I just did a round up on creative wrapping ideas. Too bad this wasn't on it because these packages are darling. I'll be adding it to my creative wrapping pin board.

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  9. I love your blog! What great ideas... I am your newest follower and was kinda sorta maybe hopin' you'd pop on by and follow me back!

    xoxo-
    Sarah
    www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

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    1. Hi Sarah! I already am following you:) Love your blog!

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  10. Very cute idea! Love the sparkly look even though the glitter was a pain :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm with you...I love how it looks, just wish it wasn't such a mess:/

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  11. I featured you on my blog
    http://littlemomprairie.blogspot.com/2012/12/diy-holiday-round-up-ii.html

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  12. I really love this gift wrap! Those presents are so cute!

    T'onna
    Submarine Sunday Link Party

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    1. Thanks T'onna! I'm linking up at Submarine Sunday this week:)

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  13. What a pretty idea for wrapping gifts. I saw you on Lady Behind the Curtain. Would love for you to share tonight on Thursdays Treasures. Link opens at 8pm

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  14. How pretty! This stands out so much from all the other plain gifts! Love it!

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  15. What a fun idea! I'm pinning it. :-)

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  16. This is such a cute idea! I love it! I would love for you to share with my readers at Transformed Tuesday. The party is going strong and you still have time to link up. Hope you can stop by. Hugs, Peggy http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com/2012/12/free-graphic-wednesday-37.html#

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  17. This is so cute, I love it! Here from Live, Laugh Rowe!

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  18. This is so cute! Love the idea and would be perfect for packages that have to be mailed, no mushed bows! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Treasures, pinned!

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  19. Such a cute idea! =)
    Im your newest follower!

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  20. very cute idea! I'll have to try that next year with my two.

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  21. What an adorable idea-I'm your newest follower and I'm featuring this on my Saturday Holiday Faves-Have a great weekend-Claire

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  22. Looks fabulous!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer

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  23. Very cute! What a creative idea...and thanks for the tip about the glitter paper. I learned the same thing about Christmas cards with glitter. I only sent them one year and won't do that again!

    I'm visiting from It's Overflowing.

    Christy, Creating a Beautiful Life
    http://creatingabeautifulllife.blogspot.com/

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  24. Really cute idea!!! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.coml

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  25. I absolutely love this idea. Thanks for the warning about the glitter paper!

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  26. I adore this wrapping idea. Thanks so much for sharing at the All Star Block Party. I am featuring it at tonight's party.

    Holly
    Full Circle Creations

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  27. I'm also featuring your wrapping on this weeks All Star Block Party:

    http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/12/all-star-block-party-29.html

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  28. This is lovely!!! I'm visiting from the Lil Luna 107 Link Party! :-)I don't have an exacto knife, so I'll have to figure out some type of variation!

    Mele Kalikimaka
    http://www.instantmommie.com/

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  29. You know I love this idea! Thanks so much for joining us at Transformed Tuesday. I hope you'll join us again this week. Hugs, Peggy

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