Running out of ribbon? Try a few leftover scraps of patterned wrapping paper...
I had originally intended to do a post with lots of great gift-wrapping ideas, but one day I turned around and suddenly it was two days till Christmas! So here is a very abbreviated version, but hopefully you can snag a few ideas for your upcoming wrap-a-thon.
In the photo above, I used plain brown paper for the wrapping, and then I used strips of patterned paper as a faux ribbon, then added a cream net ribbon around the outside. My sister-in-law is very into nature and "going green" so I thought she would enjoy the natural look.
This photo is the "before" picture, to illustrate a wrapping technique to crisp up the edges of your gifts. Simply pinch the corners and run your fingers along the edges...
And your gifts will have a nice professionally-wrapped look to them! It's hard to tell from the photos, and it's a subtle effect anyway, but I think it's a nice touch.
Here is the finished gift- just added a little ribbon and it's ready to go. This is my favorite wrapping paper, by the way.
Merry Christmas, and the best of luck to you and your wrapping!