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I love wrapping presents almost more than the actual presents. I’ve put together a series of wrapping guides where I share my favorite sources. For the most part I try to use cheap wrapping paper and ribbon and then fill it in with the occasional special materials. (I wish I could wrap every box in $5/yard ribbon but it gets cost prohibitive.) This is all stuff I have in my wrapping supplies I’ve linked to it where available. The Paper Mart Ribbon is my favorite just because it is really affordable.

A. PAPER: Ikea Red Stripe Wrapping Paper $2/roll
A. RIBBON: Paper Mart single faced Satin Ribbon $2.50/100 yards

B. PAPER: Soft Green Polka Dot Wrapping Paper by American Crafts
B. RIBBON: Lime Green Grosgrain from The Ribbonerie

C. PAPER: Ikea Red Wrapping Paper $1/Roll
C. RIBBON: Paper Mart Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon $3.50/50 yards

D. PAPER: Ikea Red Polka Dot Wrapping Paper $2/roll
D. RIBBON: Paper Mart Red Grosgrain Ribbon $4.70/50 yards

E. PAPER: Ikea Red Wrapping Paper $1/Roll
E. RIBBON: Paper Mart Striped Ribbon $4.44/25 yards

F. PAPER: Green Ikea Wrapping Paper (from last year)
F. RIBBON: Dark Green Grosgrain from The Ribbonerie

G. PAPER: Navy Blue Kraft Box from The Packaging Store
G. RIBBON: Red Striped Ribbon from The Ribbonerie

H. PAPER: Ikea Navy Stripe Wrapping Paper $2/roll
H. RIBBON: Dark Green Two Tone Ribbon from The Ribbonerie

I. PAPER: Polka Dot Paper from Paper Source (not currently on website)
I. RIBBON: White wired ribbon from Paper Mart $4.23/25 yards

J. PAPER: Red Kraft Box from The Packaging Store
J. RIBBON: Detailed Red/White Ribbon from The Ribbonerie

  1. Color Collective

    December 14, 2010

    LOVE IT!! Thanks!!

  2. Danielle

    December 14, 2010

  3. lizzie [love your way]

    December 14, 2010

    super cute! love "G"!

  4. Leslie

    December 14, 2010

    OH, I like the preppy.

  5. Rachel Swan

    December 14, 2010

    Okay,so I've been reading your blog for 3ish years now, and I know you've posted about the cheap ribbon before, but for some reason it didn't sink in HOW INCREDIBLY CHEAP it really is! I'm crazy. I just spent $35 on 20 yards of ribbon.

    I really hate myself right now.

  6. Sleepy O'Sleepy

    December 14, 2010

    Thanks for doing this! I am horrible at wrapping presents, but this is giving me a lot of ideas! Looks very fun :)

  7. Sleepy O'Sleepy

    December 14, 2010

    Thanks for sharing about Paper Mart Ribbons. Their ribbons really are cheap!

  8. Whatever Dee-Dee wants

    December 14, 2010

    My mom bought some of that Ikea wrapping paper. I love it!

  9. Katy

    December 15, 2010

    IKEA red stripe is my choice this year. Super value for a HUGE quantity.

  10. Signe

    December 15, 2010

    Adorable :)

  11. spoonful

    December 15, 2010

    I love wrapping present, thank you for the inspiration.

  12. B. Inspired.

    December 15, 2010

    Ikea has wrapping paper? of course they do!!

  13. Bridget

    December 15, 2010


  14. Bumble Lush

    December 15, 2010

    This is my first visit to your blog, and the first post I see is this wrapping guide. What a fun post! I actually DREAD wrapping gifts–I'm terrible at it and the paper always gets wrinkly, etc. But these ideas are so pretty, maybe if I try them no one will notice the clumsy wrap job. :)

  15. kalanicut

    December 15, 2010

    PaperMart clearly is a place I should be paying attention to. Fantastic deals on stuff I use all the time and pay much more for. Thanks for clueing me in! Beautiful post!

  16. Katie

    December 15, 2010

    You'd be so proud of me, Jordan.

    I used only real ribbon on all my Christmas presents this year. I was channeling my inner Happy Day!

  17. Kirsteen

    December 15, 2010

    Beautiful!! I want to use ALL these ideas. x

  18. Allison

    December 16, 2010

    Absolutely lovely!

  19. Yeri

    December 27, 2010

    So cute, especially when all grouped together!

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