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Handmade Holiday Gift Wrap Party!

One of my very favorite parts of Christmas is wrapping all the presents!! While I usually buy the paper, I love making my own toppers and tags, so was super excited with the lovely Brandy Brown of Marabou Design agreed to hosting a little gift wrap workshop where she showed us how to create one-of-a-kind handmade wrapping paper and toppers just in time for holiday gifting…

gift wrapping workshop with marabou design and coco+kelley

She also set up a little shop where everyone could purchase her new line of gorgeous wrapping paper! (You may have noticed I snagged a few rolls myself!) 

gift wrapping workshop with marabou design and coco+kelley

The seats were set with sweet treats and bows!

gift wrapping workshop with marabou design and coco+kelley

gift wrapping workshop with marabou design and coco+kelley

And Brandy showed how to whip out a small sheet of wrapping paper with nothin’ but a magic marker. I mean, even the most craft reluctant can get a handle on this kind of thing.

gift wrapping workshop with marabou design and coco+kelley

gift wrapping workshop with marabou design and coco+kelley

Here’s how to make your own paper in just a few easy steps!

Start with a pattern in mind, and one word you’d like to repeat. For example, you could do stars, zig zags and “merry”.

gift wrapping workshop with marabou design and coco+kelley

Then start by repeating the first pattern twice…

gift wrapping workshop with marabou design and coco+kelley

Then, write in the word, or repeat the other pattern, then the word. Really, there’s no rules, but you can see how this gal made Brandy’s example her own with trees, stars, dots and ‘Joy!’

And yes, those are pipe cleaner toppers!

gift wrapping workshop with marabou design and coco+kelley

Easy peasy, right? And you’ve got a happy handmade holiday gift wrap for friends and family that’s easy enough for the kiddos to do too.

A huge thank you to Brandy at Marabou Design and to Cozbi Jean for the beautiful photos!

Up next? Wreath design!!!