Easy Holiday Gift Wrapping – Cricut Explore Air

Last year I participated in the So You Think You’re Crafty competition and one of our challenge themes was “Gifts.” I created a really fun and simple idea for dressing up your holiday gifts.  Really though, these ideas can be used anytime, year round! In fact these ideas are so amazing that they can all be done in 15 minutes or less, which makes them one of my favorite lightning crafts!


I started off with a bunch of these cute treat bags.  I found the smaller size at my local Walmart, the larger ones on Amazon, and I even picked up some colorful ones from Pick Your Plum.  You can get them just about everywhere!

I have to admit to you now though that I am a little bit of a craft supply hoarder, and so I have an entire drawer in my craft closet full of scrapbooking supplies.  So I had a bunch of papers, stamps, inks, ribbons, buttons, brads, and stickers just laying around ready to get used.

I started off by finding an image of feathers that I really liked. I opened it in my Cricut design studio, traced it and then cut them out in varying sizes on a variety of papers.

Then came the fun part!  I played around, mixing and matching until I came up with about a bagillion combinations that I loved.


I also decided to get fancy and wrap some small gifts.  I used this amazing wood grain paper (that I LOVE) to wrap them, and then accented with twine, feathers, winter swag and mini ornaments. They are pretty much amazing.  Well, maybe a little more than amazing.

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For more simple and fun Christmas crafts check out some of my favorite projects!

clay heart ornaments

simple beaded ornaments made by kids

ornaments made from wood slices with paint

For even more lightning fast holiday crafts click the image below!

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2 thoughts on “Easy Holiday Gift Wrapping – Cricut Explore Air

  1. Wow! That wood grain paper looks AMAZING! I actually thought that those were blocks of woods before I read and saw what they were! I’ll have to go and get some of this. Love it

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