Hi guys! It’s Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life and I am back today to share a super fun holiday wrapping idea.
I saw this original idea in my vintage 1957 issue of Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Ideas Magazine. I absolutely loved the jump rope christmas tree! Sadly I was not able to find a jump rope that was that cute, but I did find some fun wooden toys in the dollar section at Target that made my gift wrapping super special!
Here’s What You Need:
- Gifts wrapped in paper ready for trimming
- Toys like musical instruments, yoyo’s, action figures, pencils, etc.
- Glue- craft glue or hot glue or you can use those extra sticky glue dots.
Here’s The Original:
Here’s How I made mine:
Start by wrapping your gifts in fun wrapping paper.
Now take out your goodies and play around with the layout of them on the top of the package. Now add a small dot or so onto the backside of your toy and glue down to your package.
Now add your boys and tags to finish off.
For my tree I used a mini xylophone and topped it with a bow. Spell out a name or saying with blocks. String a yoyo on with ribbon, or tie on a little recorder.
I just LOVE how this wrapping turned out! I think it really adds to each of the packages and I think my family will get a kick out of it!
I used a few dabs of hot glue onto the back of my toys, which usually comes off pretty easy on most things, but if you are worried about the glue being too sticky, try using the extra sticky glue dots you can get from the craft store.
I used wooden toys from the dollar section at Target, but you could use any kind of toy you like. Glue on a little train or your child’s favorite character action figure.
I think you could even do the same thing for gals with little lip gloss sticks or nail files. Get creative and add a little something special to your holiday wrapping this year!