Simple Christmas Wrapping
This year rather than buying rolls and rolls of Christmas wrap that can only be used one month of the year I decided to go for the brown paper and ribbon look. This way I can wrap presents for any occasion and simply swap out the frosty blue ribbon for something more appropriate.
I purchase some Scotch brown packaging paper at Michaels Craft Store, some inexpensive ribbon and string and simple silver gift tags.
I found the tape I had bought was not sticky enough to hold the brown paper in place so instead I reinforced the edges by using a double sided tape roll normally suited for card making or scrapbooking.