Pretty (Yet Inexpensive!) Gift Wrap

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I know you’re not supposed to “judge a book by its cover,” but I sure do love a well-wrapped gift.  I’ve shared all sorts of how-to’s on gift wrap with you before from DIY Gift Wrap to Hand-Decorated Gift Bags to Homemade Gift Tags. But sometimes, there’s nothing like some pretty store-bought wrapping paper, right? Some friends of mine and I do a really fun holiday gift exchange every year where we don’t just get each other gifts, but we pick a letter for each person and then have to buy gifts that start with that letter – it’s a fun challenge! So when time escaped us and it was all of a sudden the end of February when we were finally able to get together to exchange gifts, I decided I needed non-holiday wrapping paper for their gifts (plus the Christmas paper has long since been packed away for the year).

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I ended up finding this great Nicole Miller wrapping paper for $3 at HomeGoods, isn’t the mint green pattern so pretty? Then, I found this cute ribbon at the dollar section at Target and I thought it would coordinate perfectly! Note – the ribbon pieces are very small, like a foot or 18 inches.

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I layered the blush pink rope over the teal ribbon.

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I also used a little colorful tassel I already had for this gift.

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And made some cute gift tags to coordinate, of course! Happy gift wrapping…