It’s A Wrap :: Monkey & Fish Wrapping Ideas

Crafty Jan has had a busy wrapping season! My sister and I always tap into her talents in this department. And when she makes presents too cute to unwrap, why wouldn’t we? Above is a gift she wrapped for my son’s birthday. Love how she popped the monkey up and gave him a flag.And here, bubble wrap, a fish bowl and glitter letters make this present cuuuuuuuuute. Crafty, crafty! And that’s a wrap!

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It’s A Wrap :: Butterfly & Beachy Wrapping

Crafty Jan strikes again! We’ve been on the kiddo birthday party circuit for a couple weeks now and here are two of the adorable wrap-jobs I roped my mom into whipping up for me. She has gotten every cent out of her cricut machine, that’s for sure!Pink butterflies for the lady!And beachy fishes for the little man. I love those toy fishes on top. She just plopped them on there with glue dots. Good idea, huh?And that’s a wrap!

It’s A Wrap :: Circus Tent Wrap


Here’s another Crafty Jan special! My mom wrapped an enormous present for our friend Chelsea who had a circus-themed baby shower. I don’t know if you can tell by the photo how large this is, but it is a honker of a present! I think we gave her a jumparoo or something big like that if that helps you gauge the size.
The best part about this one was that it was interactive. Open the tent doors to find a three ring circus going on! Clever, clever. 
And of course, she put one of her signature flags on top! Wouldn’t you be excited to get a present like this?
Chelsea’s shower was over the big-top adorable! I’m going to track down photos and show you what her mother-and-sisters-in-law came up with. It will blow your mind!
Thanks for the photos Chelsea! Can’t wait to share more!

It’s A Wrap :: Pretty Ribbons & Boxes

Crafty Jan strikes again. I pretty much never wrap any gift I give if my mom’s available to help. This time she wrapped my and her gift for Kari’s shower using beautiful ribbons.I’m really not crafty when it comes to things like this, but I think this is something you could recreate. The key is in a cute box. She picks up boxes like these wherever she can find them but I would start at Target and see what you can find.Then wrap those pretty ribbons all over the box and you’ve got yourself a little piece of art. (It’s pretty enough without the giraffe so don’t fret if all you’ve got are ribbons.)Speaking of ribbons, make sure you cut on the diagonal or in a V shape. A straight cut just doesn’t do it for me.Here’s a monochromatic look at another gift this crazy lady wrapped. So sweet, right?Pretty box + pretty ribbons = pretty present. Nice job, Jannie!
Oh and what’s that you say? You’re curious about that adorable flag? Okay, okay. I’ll teach you how to make one of those next week! Have a good one!

It’s A Wrap :: Shower Gift Wrapping

With all the parties you go to, you certainly can’t arrive empty-handed! So why not make your gift something to gab about? When it comes to wrapping presents, I have to say that my mom is the master. She’s such an outside-the-box thinker and literally turns gifts into works of art.Using her trusty Cricut machine, bubble wrap, a bathtub ducky, sparkly paper, and her uber-creative brain, she turned this huge boxy shower gift into a feast for the eyes. I won’t attempt to deliver directions on how to recreate something like this. I’ll be posting her creativity for inspiration purposes and to show that if you just stretch the imagination a little, you can create something truly unique.Here’s a much simpler, but still darling example of her work. Crowd pleasers to be sure! Happy wrapping! If you have any questions, go ahead and post them… I can try to answer as best I can.
**And quick side note, I am going to add a category on the right that is devoted strictly to the things she does. You’ll be able to reference her under crafty jan.**