5 Ways to Decorate with Cute Gift Wrap

Did you catch this amazing blue houndstooth gift wrap I scored at HomeGoods?

I mean, it’s adorable right?

I think I would be crushed to see this wadded up and discarded once a gift is opened, so the odds of this actually being used for gift wrap are slim.

So what to do with it?

Well, it’ll figure in with this beauty…

Mmm, mmm, mmm!  I think they play nicely together, don’t you?

So I jumped on Pinterest to scrounge up some ideas of how to decorate with this luscious gift wrap in an upcoming room makeover (and I promise, I’ll share it in my Home Goals post on Friday– and I know I’ve been promising you that post for two weeks now, but my blogging ADD kicked in with this gift wrap).  Anyhoo, here’s what I came up with– 5 ways to decorate with super cute gift wrap that you can’t bring yourself to use as gift wrap.

1.  Cover a lamp shade.

I had already pinned this idea from Amy at Positively Splendid



Of course, my room will need lamps and updated lamp shades, so I love this idea!

2.  Frame it for Wall Decor


I could pop it in a frame for art work… I’ve also thought to use it as a mat for some cool art work or black and white photos.

3.  Dress up a piece of furniture.


There will be furniture makeovers involved, too, so what about mod podging it onto the top of a piece of furniture or onto the drawer fronts?

4.  Create a tray.

Source: bhg.com via Heidi on Pinterest


Put it in a frame and add handles to make a pretty tray. What room doesn’t need a tray?

5. Mod Podge a decorative element for the room.


I just happen to have an “M” that would be perfect for this project! Fate?

Honestly, when you think of the possibilities with Mod Podge, the list could go on forever! Boxes, picture frames, etc, etc.

Ok, so now that I’ve been down that rabbit trail, I’ll be back tomorrow to share my Home Goals for 2013.  Finally!


Pin It© Copyright 2013 Heidi, All rights Reserved. Written For: Decor & More


  1. That houndstooth wrapping paper is fabulous!! I love the color! Can’t wait to see what you end up doing with it!! These are some great ideas!!

    p.s. I love that bench too!!
    Tonya @ Love of Family & Home recently posted..6 Thrifty & Fabulous Furniture Makeovers (Linky Party Features)My Profile

  2. I’m still kicking myself for not picking some of that up! It’s too cute! I can’t wait to see what you do with it!

  3. Cannot wait to see what you do with that paper and I love that bench!!

  4. Thanks for the inspiration! I’ve been eyeing the paper I bought too and now you’ve got me thinkin’!
    Kelly @ View Along the Way recently posted..What’s Your Take: Faux FlowersMy Profile

  5. Ohhh so many good ideas!!! I love the lampshade!! Or the top of a piece of furniture!! I know you’ll come up with something amazing!
    Whitney @ drab to fab recently posted..Dating and DesigningMy Profile

Speak Your Mind


CommentLuv badge