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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas

beautiful hunt theme gift wrapping, mounted deer head, the altered past blog

It's Day 2 of our Christmas Blog Tour!  Today we're sharing gift wrapping ideas.

Have you finished your holiday shopping yet?  No?  Me either.  However, once you finish the job isn't over.  Next you have to wrap all those goodies.

Do you tend to pick a gift wrapping theme each year?  I do.  With this year's theme, I'll be incorporating some of the handmade rubber stamps I made in this post.

handmade rubber stamp, mounted deer head, the altered past blog

I'm using the deer head stamp on white paper for a hunt theme to go along with the red and green tartan paper I'll be using on gifts.  White paper is very versatile when it comes to gift wrapping.

I began by wrapping the present and then stamping after it's wrapped.  That way I can choose the placement for each stamped image instead of hoping it lines up correctly after the gift is wrapped.

deer head ornaments, the altered past blog

Instead of a bow on this gift, I chose to use one of these deer head ornaments.  The silver and white look is pretty but I wanted something to tie in with the brown deer image stamped on the paper.  So, using Krylon's gloss brown spray paint, I changed the color of a silver deer head to a sparkling brown one.  Once it was dry, I hot glued the deer head to a wood slice.  The wood slices were the ones I used HERE.

deer head ornament, wood slice, the altered past blog

deer head ornament, the altered past blog

Ready to see it all together?  

beautiful deer head gift wrapping, the altered past

I added two rows of gold velveteen ribbon before attaching the deer head.  I like the mix of rustic and elegant.  Seems to fit the hunt theme pretty well.

I kept the jute string on the wood slice so that the gift recipient can use the deer head for an ornament.

beautiful hunt themed gift wrapping, deer head ornament, the altered past blog

Did you notice my "bow" on the tartan paper?  It's a child's leather belt that I found at the thrift store.  Just something about the leather and the tartan that I really like :)

hunt themed gift wrap, the altered past blog

hunt themed gift wrap, the altered past blog

hunt themed gift wrap, the altered past blog

hunt themed gift wrap, the altered past blog

hunt themed gift wrap, the altered past blog

hunt themed gift wrap, the altered past blog

Be sure to check out these amazing blogs for more gift wrapping ideas as our Christmas Blog Tour continues!

Check back tomorrow when we will be sharing Christmas wreath ideas!!  Thanks for stopping by and God bless!



  1. Angie, great job as always! I love love love the glittered deer head with the wood slice! Super creative and don't even get me started on the leather belt with the tartan paper -so awesome!

  2. Angie - I love your theme and creativity! The deer head on the wood slice is just wonderful! And needless to say, we too really love the plaid. Maybe we could work out a swap with some of our ornaments :) Great job!

  3. These are beautiful Angie! Folks will love having the gift decoration as an ornament for their tree too. I love stamping and have not seen the chalk ink pads ~ oh my! Love learning new things from talented bloggers :-) Oh and BTW ~ you need to market that tartan & belt wrap idea to Ralph L for their next catalog cover. Gorgeous! Bwg ~~~


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