Wednesday, December 7, 2011

confession: i am a wrapping paper snob.

It's true. I am a total wrapping paper snob. What can I say? I have high standards for my wrapping paper. But not to worry... Hobby Lobby has come through once again...


Hobby Lobby, hands down, has the best wrapping paper selection available. I love that they have tons of patterned papers. I typically purchase the non-Christmas-ey prints, such as polka dots or damask, that way I can use the paper year round for birthdays and such.

And HobLob don't mess around... let me tell ya. Each roll of wrapping paper includes 100 square feet of paper. That is a lot of wrapping. I always have plenty left over to use through out the year.

A couple of years ago I used this green and white patterned paper and it was by far one of my favorite prints. For Christmas I mixed it with some red polka dot paper, which resulted in a festive red and green combo. For birthdays I still use the green and white paper... it looks adorable tied up with pink ribbon:)

Last year I wanted to use the red polka dot paper again, so I bought this fun ho ho ho kraft paper to throw in the mix. I used raffia as ribbon for a simple homespun look, I love how it turned out.

Okay, okay... so why do I really love the Hobby Lobby paper? Truth be told, it's not just the beautiful patterns and festive options... It's the grid lines.

This paper has GRID LINES on the inside. Brilliant. Maybe I'm the only one that appreciates a good straight line? Or maybe I'm just scissor-challenged? Because, let's be honest... without those grid lines, my wrapping job looks more like Edward Scissor Hands got a hold of my Christmas presents. I also love how durable this paper is... It is thick. I feel like other wrapping papers tear if you simply look at it wrong. Not this stuff.

This year, I'm pulling out the red polka dot paper... once again (I told you this stuff lasts forever). And some red paisley printed paper that I've had even longer than the polka dots. Then I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday and picked out a fun red and white Christmas word print paper to throw in the mix. I'm thinking raffia and tiffany blue ribbon might be fun... or maybe a sage green? My goal is to get rid of the paisley paper this year.

Happy wrapping!!

14 comments:

Gabe said...

Ohhh a fellow wrapping paper snob and I too discovered hobby lobby's paper! Love it and I always buy it on sale so I really don't spend much more for it than the yucky cheap stuff!!!

I always pick up a few extra rolls for the rest of the year!

Jami said...

I love Hobby Lobby wrapping paper too!! It actually has a lot of the roll at a good price!! My favorite part are the grids on it too! :)

Shari said...

I love the paper you picked. I wish there was a Hobby Lobby near me, but to my knowledge they only exist in the burbs here. No fun, since I don't have a car. Can't wait to see how your wrapping comes out! :)

Flossie said...

I also try to use less Christmas-y paper, but I have never explored the HobLob options. Thanks for the tip! And I love the styles you chose for this year.

Nikki @ Saving For A Rainy Day said...

I love that green! We finally just got a Hobby Lobby here in Pittsburgh about 3 months ago. I am in Love!!!

MellieButterfly said...

thanks for sharing! i suck at wrapping...those lines will help a bunch! :)

MellieButterfly said...

p.s. look at the hottie tottie in the new blog pic!!!

Lo @ Not Your Average Southern Belle said...

I'm a total wrapping paper snob too! Good to know where I can get the cute stuff :)

mleslie43 said...

Well, Julia is the daughter of Edward Scissor Hands...crooked paper, crooked scissor cutting... I am learning from my daughter though...well maybe not this year but the next for sure!
Could be why she is fanatical about straight lines and cool paper!

Liz said...

totally have the red/white polka dot paper and the paisely paper. This is one of my thankful thursday items :)

I guess you're a Hob-Lob-Snob :)

Kristen Danielle said...

Yes! I Love Love Love HB wrapping paper. Heck, I just love HB in general.

And... they usually have it 40% off this time of year. Woo!!

I bought a really pretty pink Christmas wrapping paper from there... and I also cherish those grid lines!

XOxo,
Kristen

coloursofsunset said...

I miss the US so much when I see posts like this. I wish I'd realised how spoiled I was when I lived there!! I'd about pee my pants if I had all that wrapping paper to choose from. Just LOVE it!

Anne said...

I bought some red polka dot when I was at Hobby Lobby yesterday! Honestly, I never go down the wrapping aisle, but after reading this earlier this week I decided to check it out. (It was 50% off, too!)

I bought the red polka dot :)

Garretts said...

yes, i love hobby lobby's wrapping paper selection...just wish i had a chance to peruse it more frequently. the grids are a lifesaver!!