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Holiday Blog Series: Bank Note Inspired Wrapping Paper

Have you ever received a gift that was wrapped so beautifully you didn’t want to open it up? Those are the kind of gifts my Mom wraps. They could be on the cover of any magazine. She wraps our gifts each year according to our interests. I’m thinking there will definitely be some Frozen, cowboys and Star Wars inspired paper under the tree this year. For my own home, I chose papers that celebrate my love of neutrals.


As soon as I found these old bank bags this past spring I knew immediately I was going to use them as our “stockings” this holiday season. They were perfection. So imagine my excitement when the ladies of this blog series decided we should include wrapping paper. It meant only one thing. I needed to use vintage inspired banknotes as part of my wrapping paper theme.

120214-2Vintage Bank Bag

First, I found this deer graphic from The Graphics Fairy . Then I used different fonts to make the banknote in a Word document and printed it out on card stock using my home computer.

120214-3Vintage Bank Note Inspired Wrapping Paper

Most of these gifts are wrapped in card stock or paper that I found at my local craft supply store. I try to scoop them up when they’re 50% off. They’re the perfect size to wrap a small gift.


I love the way the colors complement each other in this vintage dough bowl.


You guys know I have a soft spot for anything that’s vintage or neutral. My heart definitely speaks in neutrals.

120214-6Neutral Wrapping Paper Ideas

For more wrapping paper inspiration check out my friends Vicki and Jennifer at 2 Bees in a Pod, Bobbi at Bluwaterlife, Lisa at Concord Cottage and Angie at The Altered Past!


See you guys back here tomorrow for Day 3 of this holiday series – wreaths!

Many blessings,


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  1. I am so impressed – your gift wrapping is beautiful! The vintage bank note is pure genius and looks wonderful! Your family and friends will love receiving a gift from you this year…and your mom will be impressed that the apple didn’t fall far from the tree 🙂

    1. Vicki, such a sweet thing to say, thank you! She’s like the queen of gift wrap so that is a very high compliment and I’ll take it 🙂

  2. Girl!! You are so doggone creative! I love these and the bank note paper you made is beautiful (and cute!) You’re going to have one nice looking pile of gifts under your tree!

    1. Thanks so much Angie! I loved your glittered deer and wood slices today – you knocked it out of the park!

  3. These definitely fall into the “too pretty to open” category ~ you have done your Mom proud! I can see those bank notes being carefully opened, smoothed out and saved 🙂 So clever and creative ~ and so you! Those beautiful papers should show up in a frame or two down the road. Your house tour you shared last week is beautiful and the neutral theme is perfect. Love it all Coco! Bwg ~~~

    1. I really appreciate your kind words, Bobbi, thank you so much! This whole series has been tons of fun. I love it that we’re all doing this together! Big hugs, CoCo

  4. Coco, oh my gosh I love the stories about your family and the love and thoughtfulness you all share. I might need to join it…lol. I LOVE the bank note idea and how clever to print it on paper and use it for gift wrap, Brilliant!!! loving all the pretty neutrals too. Just darling!! XO Lisa

    1. Thank you for all of the sweet compliments Lisa! I really appreciate it. We have a great time when we’re all together. We would take you in a heartbeat!

  5. Brenda Lawson says:

    Coco, you are an amazing young lady with a talent and passion for taking something that has been put out to pasture( a farmers word for anything that can no longer do the job it was made for)and make it beautiful, functional and treasured once again. You not only have the talent to this with items, you do it with people. Your gentle spirit speaks to those that think they are useless and breath new life and purpose to their lives. What a blessing you are to the people that have crossed your life!! What a blessing you have been to our family. I am so proud of you and feel greatful to call you my niece!!

    1. Thank you bunches for the sweet words, Aunt Bren, they make me teary in the best possible way!

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