DIY gift wrapping is the perfect way to add a personal touch to a gift this Christmas.  Learn how I used pinecones to create two different rustic gift wrapping ideas.

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I’m so excited to be participating in my second Create with Me challenge hosted by Lindi from Love Create Celebrate and Samantha from Little Bits of Home.  At the beginning of each month we ask you (our readers!) to vote on a material.  Then, we have to use whichever material wins to create something that we share at the beginning of the next month.  SO fun!

Last month,  our lovely readers selected pinecones (though, I should mention I missed last month because my project turned out HORRIBLE!).  I was actually pretty excited to use pinecones this month.  It’s the perfect time of year for some nature-inspired decor or crafts.

I first thought of making a pinecones garland or some pinecones ornaments.  But, I decided instead to make some chalkboard-dipped pinecones that would look perfect as gift wrapping toppers!

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Supplies:

Wow, that seems like such a long list!!  Don’t worry, it’s not nearly that complicated 🙂

First, wrap those presents in some brown kraft paper!

For the pinecones, I simply opened the can of chalkboard paint and dipped half the pinecone in, making sure to gently shake off the excess paint.  I left the pinecones to dry in a cardboard box.
Rustic gift wrapping ideas using pinecones. DIY Gift Wrap. Gift Wrapping Ideas.

Once the presents are wrapped and pinecones have dried, it’s on to the embellishments!

For the first present, I happened across what might be the cutest tree garland ever made at Michaels.  Of course it’s not sold online so I couldn’t find a link for it but, seriously, go to Michaels and get it.  So stinkin’ cute.

I used the letter stamps to stamp out “Merry Christmas” in the top corner.

Rustic gift wrapping ideas using pinecones. DIY Gift Wrap. Gift Wrapping Ideas.

Then, I wrapped that cute tree garland around the present.

I cut a piece of twine and pushed it into the grooves of the pinecone.  Luckily, they’re so close together that simply pushing the twine in actually hold the pinecone in place!

I used the same piece of twine to thread on a chalkboard label, then tied that to the area where the tree garland meets.

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Write a little Christmas message or simply “to” and “from” and one present is complete!

Rustic gift wrapping ideas using pinecones. DIY Gift Wrap. Gift Wrapping Ideas.

For the second present, I initially wanted to stamps a pine tree pattern all over the paper.  But, when I couldn’t find a single pine tree stamp, I decided to use a 3D pine tree forest stamp.  And, gosh, I love how awesome the 3D stamp looks (didn’t even know a 3D stamp was a thing!!)

This is after one ordinary stamp.

Rustic gift wrapping ideas using pinecones. DIY Gift Wrap. Gift Wrapping Ideas.

And after stamping 4 times:

Rustic gift wrapping ideas using pinecones. DIY Gift Wrap. Gift Wrapping Ideas.

AHHH isn’t it so neat!!  The trick is to not put more ink on the stamp pad.  Load it up at the beginning and then continue to stamp.  The faded effect looks like a forest.

Next, I grabbed some olive green ribbon and wrapped a piece around the present, securing to the back of the gift with tape.  I had the same color just in a thinner ribbon so I used that to tie a bow to the larger ribbon.

Once that was on, I used the same twine as the first present, wrapped it around the pinecone (pushing up into the grooves) and attached a chalkboard label.  The whole thing was then tied to the bow on the ribbon.

Rustic gift wrapping ideas using pinecones. DIY Gift Wrap. Gift Wrapping Ideas.

Rustic gift wrapping ideas using pinecones. DIY Gift Wrap. Gift Wrapping Ideas.

LOVE!!

That’s it!  Here are the finished gifts together.  Do you have a favorite?

Rustic gift wrapping ideas using pinecones. DIY Gift Wrap. Gift Wrapping Ideas.

I just can’t get over the 3D forest stamp.

Rustic gift wrapping ideas using pinecones. DIY Gift Wrap. Gift Wrapping Ideas.

I think this one is my favorite!

Rustic gift wrapping ideas using pinecones. DIY Gift Wrap. Gift Wrapping Ideas.

But, then again, that tree garland!!

Rustic gift wrapping ideas using pinecones. DIY Gift Wrap. Gift Wrapping Ideas.

I don’t think I can decide!  Either way, neither of them would be as pretty without the rustic touch of the pinecone.  Since it has some chalkboard paint on it, it blends with the chalkboard label and the stamping on both presents.


Alright, friends!  It’s time to vote for next month’s Create with Me DIY challenge material!

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And, remember to hop on over to these other ladies’ blogs to check out what they made using pinecones.  It’s always amazing to me how you give the same material to 6 people and you get 6 totally different (and yet still beautiful!) projects.

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Snow Tipped Pinecone Wreath- Little Bits of Home

Pinecone Kissing Ball- Our Crafty Mom

Snow Covered Christmas Decor- Refresh Living

Dipped Pinecone Gift Wrap Embellishment- Making Joy and Pretty Things

Jewel Toned Pinecone Trees- Knock it Off Kim

Pinecone Fire Starter- My Life from Home


Wishing you a joyful day!

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17 Comments

  1. Patrice Pawlak

    Sarah, both are so beautiful:-). Your creativity amazes me! Such a talented dil.

    If I had to pick it would be the 3D pine tree.

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  2. Maria Brittis

    IN LOVE! with this wrapping paper idea, Pinning it.
    Maria

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  3. Kim Carter-Young

    Oh my goodness, SO cute! Love this idea! Pinning.

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  4. Cat @ Pocketful of Posies

    What an adorable idea! Your pinecone embellishments are perfection and that tree stamp might be my new favorite way to dress up brown paper packages! Thank you for sharing! Pinning!

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  5. Ariel

    Very cute! That wrapping paper with the trees is my favourite!

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  6. Samantha

    So create and looks adorable! Makes me want to up my wrapping game! 🙂

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  7. Roxanne

    This is adorable, so creative!

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  8. Amanda

    What a great idea! It looks absolutely fantastic!

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  9. zan

    These are all so beautiful! I cannot really decide on which of yours I like best but that 3D one – who knew? I love the faded effect and your tip about using it!!

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  10. Lora

    I really like the stamped trees! I’ve got some Kraft wrapping paper… might be time to dig through my rubber stamp collection 🙂

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  11. Jenny @ Refresh Living

    SO pretty!! I can’t decide if I love the pine tree stamped forest or the the one with the garland better. Either way, I bet the person receiving the gift hopes that whatever is inside is as nice as the wrapping 😉

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  12. Kati

    The packages are almost too pretty to open. I love the hand stamped details.

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  13. Derick Gisselle

    I am really happy I have this information. Thanks!

    Reply

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