Hello, my sweets! As I was searching for wrapping and packaging inspiration for my holiday gifting this year, I came across this wrap from Rifle Paper Co. and was immediately awestruck. For actual gifting, I prefer to use solid color paper, gussied up with embellishments and ribbons and things, but I always have my eye out for pretty paper to put to other uses. Well, dear Melissa saw my pin and ended up buying some to put on her wall, (seen below and here). Have you ever done that? I had to laugh because I love putting pretty wrapping paper on my wall! This inspired me to go hunting for other pretty wraps that would work well as wallpaper, or for other decorating and craft projects: i.e., paper too pretty to wrap mere presents.
After Rifle Paper Co., another great place to track down pretty gift wrap is Paper Source; they have a huge yet carefully curated selection. Yes, that is gold glitter paper, gold chevron print, and an Orla Kiely inspired stem print – not for the shy! But really, that’s what I think is so great about decorating with wrapping paper. It’s fun, temporary, and easy as pie, so you don’t need to overthink it. Three cheers for cheap thrills!
If you want to try this at home, here are 7 more ideas for using your prettiest wrapping paper around the house:
- Use one big sheet as the base of an inspiration board above your desk.
- Make book covers for plain journals, notebooks, and hardback books with unattractive covers.
- Cut smaller segments and apply to the inset areas of your bedroom door.
- Use some as a pretty drawer liner.
- Remove shelves from your bookcase, tape up gift wrap on back wall, and replace shelves.
- Line a small glass cylinder vase and use as a pen cup.
- Paper inside a wooden crate and hang it on your wall as a shelf.
Of course I have to show you the paper that inspired this post, so here it is in Melissa’s home:
So adorable. It’s no surprise that all of the Rifle Paper Co. gift wrap falls into the paper-your-walls-with-it category. Below you can find four more of my favorites from Rifle, including an ombré, watercolor stripe, delicate gold botanical, and another of their signature retro-ish floral prints.
Do you have a favorite paper – either one shown here, or another? And I’m curious: what “off book” uses have you come up with for pretty wrapping papers? I’d love to hear! xo Laura