Can you believe that Christmas is only just a few short weeks away? Besides the hustle and bustle of the season, one of the things I enjoy the most during this time of year is wrapping gifts. One of my fondest holiday memories growing up has to do with wrapping gifts with my mother. Each year she would retrieve a single box that contained every holiday gift wrap supply imaginable. We would gather all the gifts purchased and wrap everything in one sitting. Having everything in one place took the stress out of gift wrapping and it is a method I continue to use to this day.

Christmas is far and away my favorite holiday. I love everything about it, from the event that inspired it, hoping for a white one, to wrapping presents. But mostly I love having family and friends gathered, and sharing traditions.   –Ellen Hopkins


This year I decided to take things one step further and design my own gift wrap through Spoonflower. I started with a relatively simple watercolor pattern in festive colors to try out the process and check the quality. I used Spoonflower many years ago to make my own fabric (with great results, by the way) so I wasn’t shy about using their site to create my very own gift wrap.

After painting my design and loading it to the Spoonflower site, I received my very own design printed on a roll within a matter of a few short days. The quality of the paper is amazing and the process was relatively simple that I might actually invest some time to create additional designs. I love the thought of being able to gift something wrapped in a paper that I designed myself.


If you want to purchase your very own “Yuletide Watercolor” gift wrap designed by yours truly, you can purchase it HERE. Each roll measures 26″X72″ and has a smooth satin finish. Alternatively, you can design your own gift wrap. If you do, be sure to send me an email and share your designs with me. I would love to see what you come up with.


My very first gift is wrapped and ready to go and I am looking forward to seeing how the recipient reacts when I tell her that I designed the gift wrap myselfI hope she likes it!


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