When it comes to holiday gifting, I am a firm believer that presentation is everything. While a great gift is nice, taking the time to put a little thought, effort, and personalization into your gift wrap makes the gift-giving experience extra special and really shows your recipient how much you care. I wanted to take my gift wrap this year to the next level, and include a little something extra that our families can keep as a reminder of the season, and display year after year. Using some favorite photos, I created some fun and original ornaments with the help of Walmart Photo. Walmart Photo has a large selection of unique ornaments, and many are under $10 through January 5th. Now, a package tied up with a cute ornament is one thing, but personalizing your gift wrap even further with fingerprint holiday lights adds a whole new level of festive cheer to your gifts. I created this holiday lights gift wrap using just a few materials:
- Wrapped Gifts (using plain kraft or white paper is best)
- Permanent Marker
- Craft Paints or Finger Paints
Step 1: Using your marker, sketch out your string of lights, including the metal piece at the end of each light, if desired.
Step 2: Using your craft paints and little one’s thumbs, create your lights! Let dry overnight, tie on a personalized ornament with some bakers twine, and you’re done!
Super simple and adorable. I love how this turned out, and I guarantee my kids’ grandparents and other relatives will, too!
You can order your own custom ornaments at one of the 3,500 Walmart Photo locations nationwide or online. Many are available for free in-store, same-day pickup, and they are also offering free shipping on all cards + gifts through 12/30/15!
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