Valentine’s Day Gift Wrap Ideas

Earlier this evening before I went to sit down to write this post, I sustained a ridiculous and thankfully minor neck strain. All because I went to reach for a Hello Kitty lunch bag in the dark corners of my ancient kitchen cabinets. Reaching over the bags of potatoes, rice and box of oatmeal with my left arm extended seemed so much easier at the time than say moving them all out of the way.

Several Advil’s later it’s almost midnight and I just finished editing some photos because against my better judgement of laying down and resting, editing photos somehow seemed like the better idea at the time. I am regretting it right about…where’s the ice pack now.

I had initially planned on writing up the whole step by step playbook of what I did to make these gift wrap ideas for Valentine’s Day. Then I remembered Valentine’s Day is 3 days away and in Blog Land that means I should have had this post up the day after Christmas. That and they’re pretty self explanatory. So I am taking this neck strain as my official Valentine’s Day crafted out moment for this year. I am done. Finished. No more.

I obviously did not learn when I strained my lower back making my felt Christmas cards. If there is an award for the preventable injuries sustained while crafting, hand it over.

Oh and the last card craft for this season that I never showed? That’s been converted to a non-Valentine’s Day card craft. Funny how you can do that with blog posts. Oh it has a heart on it, I haven’t posted about it yet and Valentine’s Day has passed? Fun Birthday cards it is!

Maybe by next week I’ll have finally gotten the laundry folded enough to actually show you all the changes we’ve done in our basement decor after the basement renovation. But that also requires me cleaning it and having a full on war with the toys all over the floor that seem to be that Febreze toy bin commercial come to life every damn day. We’ll see.  That’s my goal. And you’re witnessing how awesome I am with blog goals and deadlines for Holidays. Don’t tell any sponsor I work with. Shhhhh…

In the meantime if you have candy, chocolates, home baked treats or gift cards to the liquor store, get them out of their packaging and into something else.

Say a plain kraft paper box.

Plain Kraft Box -

And then maybe try one of these gift wrap ideas.

Valentine's Day Gift Wrap Classic red ribbon and baking soda dough heart -

Valentine's Day Gift Wrap Bakers Twine, wooden heart and a DYMO label -

Valentine's Day Gift Wrap Pom Pom & Arrow -

Valentine's Day Gift Wrap neon rainbow hearts -

Valentine's Day Gift Wrap DIY Washi Tape Heart -

Valentine's Day Gift Wrap Baker's Twine and stamped wood blocks -

Valentine's Day gift wrap ideas for a simple Kraft Paper Box -

Is it Easter yet?

Oy. Easter. My craft nemesis.

But that’s another post…


  • Reply
    Dani @ lifeovereasy
    February 11, 2014 at 12:54 am

    Those are adorable. I think you are the wrapping queen. They are worth the injury 😉
    ps – i just packed away my Christmas stuff on the weekend. please don’t tell anyone! that’s a blog fail if i ever heard one.

  • Reply
    February 11, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Adorable, Alex! I am crushing on the Scrabble tiles and the Label-maker heart.

    Now what sorts of goodies would you want to be waiting inside?!?? You didn’t ever say what you were hoping for on Friday! 🙂

    p.s. I’ve hurt myself crafting SO many times. The glue gun can be quite the dink. 😉

  • Reply
    Amy ~ Love On Sunday
    February 11, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Incredible, Alex. I love all of them! I’m now wondering what your craft room looks like…I’d be like a kid in a candy store!

    Hope your neck feels better. I agree with Dani, SO worth it! lol 🙂

    • Reply
      February 11, 2014 at 11:52 am

      HA! Amy I don’t have a craft room. I have a spare bedroom turned disastrous mess meets storage/home office/former kids bedroom with glitter embedded into the carpet. And I hate glitter.

  • Reply
    Victoria • Restoring our Victorian
    February 12, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Crafters comp? Similar to Workmen’s Comp.… But with absolutely no benefits.

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    Christina @ The DIY Mommy
    February 13, 2014 at 12:38 am

    These are so freaking cute!! I love the pom-pom one the very best. 🙂

  • Reply
    January 14, 2019 at 6:06 am

    Amazing ! Love these ideas xx

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