‘tis the season to be jolly! And festive! It’s also the season of gift giving, which also means lots of gift wrapping. This is an opportunity to be creative and come up with some new interesting wrap designs that will leave your friends and family breathless. Plus, they’ll look amazing under the Christmas tree. This is why we’ve gathered some cool festive Christmas gift wrapping ideas.
Tree inspired gift wraps
Choose a plain recycled kraft paper to wrap gifts. There’s no need to overdo it with the paper, you want it to be as simple as possible, because you want to get festive with the decorations on top. Once you wrap the gift, start adding a thread around the gift. You could use a simple thread, or you could use a thin ribbon. The next step is the decoration on top. Since this is a tree inspired gift wrapping idea, use pieces of tree. A smaller branch or a pinecone will do the trick. You could add small ornaments as well. Use the thread or the ribbon to tie it all together. If you have some glitter, sprinkle a little bit on top, to make the decoration even more festive.
Using decoration and a colorful ribbon is a great way to decorate gift wraps, especially if you start by using a simple brown or white paper. Since decorations on top can be quite colorful and sparkly, try to use a plain paper in a neutral color. Simply wrap up the gifts and take a look at the picture on how you can decorate the gift. An elegant ribbon bow is quite easy to make, but it looks quite nice. If you want to make it even better, attach a couple of ornaments using glue. If you sprinkle pinecones with glitter you’ll create natural ornaments, that you can use to decorate a gift box.
Ribbon bow is a classic
Even though it’s a quite simple way to wrap gifts, ribbon bow is a classic. All you need is to wrap the gifts, usually in a plain paper, and a nice ribbon to use to make a bow. Since the bow is the central point of the package, make sure it’s big enough. You could also use a festive ribbon, one with snowflakes, polka dots, or glitter. The ribbon will make this gift quite elegant and stylish.
Christmas gift tags
When wrapping gifts, it sure is a nice touch to add interesting Christmas gift tags. You’ll definitely need to label the presents under the Christmas tree, so why don’t you try these adorable tags? Print out the tags and attach them to the centerpiece of the gift, using a short piece of thread. Click on the link below the image to find templates for the gift tags.
Chalkboard Christmas wraps
For wrapping these kinds of gifts, you’ll need black kraft paper and white markers. This kind of paper, just like the brown one, usually comes in large rolls, so it’ll be enough for packaging multiple presents. Wrap up the gifts into the paper and then get the markers. It’s best to use the white ones, as they look very nice on chalkboard paper. Now it’s time to get creative. Draw Christmas inspired motives and write inspirational messages to your loved ones. Instead of using tags, you could use the marker to tag the presents.
Potato stamped gift paper
Brown kraft paper can be handy again. All you need is a piece of paper, large enough to wrap the gifts, a potato or a several of them if you want to create lots of different shapes. You’ll also need some paint and a paint brush. Start by cutting a potato in half. Use one half to cut out a shape you want. It can be Christmas tree, a star, a snowman, a reindeer, etc. This way you make a potato stamp. Now use a paintbrush to put some paint on the potato. Spread the paper on the table and start stamping. Once you’re happy with the paper design, leave the paper for a while, allowing the paint to dry. After the paint is dry, use the paper to wrap the gifts.
Wreath gift wrapping
A wreath is a symbol of Christmas, and you’ll probably have one hanging on your door. Gift wrapping is another opportunity where you can decorate Christmas wreaths. Use a mini wired pinecone garland to cut out small pieces you’ll use as a wreath base. Decorate wreaths any way you want. You could add small decorations, beads, thin ribbon, glitter, etc. Or you could leave it as is and simply add a small tag to write down the name of the person who will receive the gift. Use a piece of ribbon to attach the wreath to the box.