Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas
Make your Christmas presents extra special this year by giving them a more personal feel. These simple tips and tricks will help you wrap your presents so beautifully, no one will want to open them.
1. Add a fabric ribbon
A fabric bow is a quick and easy way to turn an ordinary present into something luxurious.
2. Weave a paper wrap together
Jazz up the brown paper with a wrap made out of leftover pieces of wrapping paper. Cut scraps of wrapping into twelve long strips. Weave the strips together with six of the pieces of paper going vertically and the other six horizontally. Wrap the woven paper wrap around the present and secure at one end.
3. Get crafty with wooden pegs
You can jazz up plain white paper bags by pegging a sparkly silver star to the front. It takes seconds without any messy glue or sellotape insight. They are also perfect for attached gift labels to ribbon, clip in a piece of foliage for the extra wow factor.
4. Stick to a colour theme
An easy way to create a perfect-looking pile of presents is to decide on a palette of two or three colours – and stick to it.
5. Get green fingered with shrubbery
Everyone loves to bring the outdoors inside at Christmas. So why not introduce it to your present wrapping, too? Conifer leaves, eucalyptus, berries or pine cones can all be incorporated using ribbon or twine. You could also try foodie items like dried oranges or cinnamon sticks.
6. Bag it up
Avoid the usual wrapping paper in favour of cellophane pockets, paper bags, oversized envelopes or miniature hessian sacks. Cut the edges to create a pretty scalloped pattern, decorate with stamps, tags and ribbon, and get people smiling before they’ve even opened the present.