Hello there, Friends! Did you have a great weekend? Are you finished (or almost finished) with your Christmas shopping? I’m finally done (woohoo!) so now it’s time to get everything wrapped and looking pretty!
I want to share some Creative Gift Wrapping ideas with you today. There’s so many beautiful ways to wrap gifts that not only jazz up your under-tree-decor but add a little special touch to the gifts you’re giving friends and family.
1. Design Your Own Gift Wrap
I designed and printed up a bunch of this cute blue truck wrapping paper using watercolor images that I purchased. Isn’t it cute?
I printed the paper up on regular printer paper, knowing that my gifts were small but if you needed more, it’s pretty inexpensive to get printed at Staples.
Nice gift wrap is not cheap so you may as well spend the money and make your own custom version!
Like mine? You can download it for FREE!
2. Always Add Ribbon!
It doesn’t matter how pretty your wrapping paper is. Your gift always looks better with some added ribbon! This beautiful sparkly ribbon is from Paper Mart but Home Goods and Michaels have beautiful selections, too.
The gift wrap is another one I designed. It’s full of pretty blue snowflakes.
3. Add Embellishments
Don’t be afraid to add embellishments to your gifts to really add the wow factor. Think mini bristle brush Christmas trees, bells, wooden snowflakes and even small tree ornaments. Hot glue them on to the gift and you’re good to go!
4. Switch out the ribbon
I’m only partially breaking my ribbon rule since I’m still adding the ribbon effect – this time using extra thick and fluffy yarn. This is the same stuff I used for my Snowy Christmas Trees. It’s really soft and mimics the idea of snow. Wrap it once, twice or several times around your gift!
5. It’s OK to cheat!
Have horrible gift wrapping skills? Purchase some of these stunning boxes from Target and skip the paper cuts! The smallest boxes come with ribbon already attached and you can buy elasticated bows for the larger boxes that stretch right over the gift. Literally no effort involved!
Finish with a gift topper such as these metal letters – or even just a regular gift tag – and you’re done!
I’m about to go make a cup of tea, turn on Love Actually and get wrapping! Don’t forget to download your free gift wrap.