Wrapping Week 2013: Colorful Ribbon

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  December 19, 2013 — 2 Comments

This used to be my go-to move, but ribbon gets expensive and tying the perfect bow is time consuming so I only use it sparingly now. Impractical as it is, I still love the look of plain brown paper with a fancy ribbon and bow, especially if I’m looking to lend a girly touch. I used a spare piece of baker’s twine to attach the tag onto the ribbon.

brown paper and ribbon

If you’re not confident in your ribbon skills you can find tons of tips and and techniques on google and pinterest–here’s a pretty straightforward tutorial for a simple bow!

A couple notes in case you missed the last few posts:

  • I buy my paper from Home Depot–a huge roll is only $10 in the paint aisle. You can also buy it in smaller, more expensive quantities at craft stores or with the shipping materials in grocery or drug stores or you could even cut up paper grocery bags if you’re a total Martha.
  • This year I’m using free printable gift tags from here on all my packaging. I just printed them out on cardstock, cut them out, and punched a hole in each. Voila!
  • This particular type of brown paper does well with tape as long as I run my nail across it to create a good seal, but if tape just won’t stick to your paper try using hot glue instead.

PS: Click here to read all my posts about gift wrap (this one will be at the top but just scroll down to see them all)

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


2 responses to Wrapping Week 2013: Colorful Ribbon

  1. Love the way this looks. I still have the teal ribbon you used on a gift for me years back. I shamelessly hoard ribbon Sherry style.

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