Confession. I’m a last minute present-wrapper. Shake your finger at me all you want but I always seem to be up late on the eve of whatever holiday requires wrapping. At 11 pm, Thursday night I was staring down 12+ rolls of Christmas gift wrap wondering if a late night Walmart run was in order. Six year old girls don’t appreciate poinsettia gift wrap on their birthdays. I don’t know how I ran out of birthday paper exactly. There have been a couple of Lacey-orchestrated stuffed animal birthday parties this summer that may have been the culprit.
I knew a solution was in order because there is no way I was really going errand-running at that hour. I can thank my procrastination for many light bulb moments in my life, including this one.
Y’all, I turned the Christmas paper inside out and then decorated the presents with washi tape. I’m not going to lie, it made me feel pretty resourceful.
I know in the pin-it universe that many have done this before but I’m new to the game so let me bask in my new idea.
I took an iPhone picture at midnight but that isn’t exactly blog beautiful. Therefore I thought I’d share a few other washi tape present wrapping links that I found while browsing Pinterest today.
If you aren’t familiar with washi tape, it is a decorative masking tape that you can find most anywhere that sells crafts. Target and Walmart even sell it. I find I like to keep it in the kitchen drawer as it has many uses!
Lacey had a great birthday by the way. I won’t be blogging about the party this year because we did it at a local gym. No decorating necessary! She loved every minute of it and I didn’t stress about party-mom syndrome like last year.
Are you a washi tape fan? Any procrastinators out there?