7 Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas of the Festive Season
If you want to make your Christmas gifts look like they're worth a million take a look at some of these amazingly simple gift wrapping ideas.
Every year or so, I try to post an article on gift wrapping ideas and every year I come across some new and amazing ways to wrap Christmas gifts. With just a few items you can transform an inexpensive gift into a extravaganza and please your family and friends with a personal touch that goes over and above just presenting a gift. Take a look at some of the wonderful ways to wrap your gifts this festive season.
1. MAKE IT MORE PERSONAL
This year wrap your gifts with a touch of pizzazz using plain brown, white or black paper, some ribbon or twine, and a personalised letter of the recipients name embellished with glitter. So simple yet so elegant.
2. PERSONALLY PRINTED GIFT TAGS
Save money on expensive wrapping paper and gift tags by going simple - with style! Plain brown paper wrapping is embellished with thin black and white string and each has it's own unique black and white gift tag - printed on your PC printer and some white card.
3. CNC-PRINTED GIFT TAGS
With a unique printed gift tag, who cares about the gift! CNC-printing has become the most popular way to send out invitations, as party favours and even for gift tags. With companies popping up all over and offering a unique CNC-printing service, you can have almost anything printed in a thin sliver of plywood.
4. SCRAP WOOD GIFT BOXES AND GIFT TAGS
Reclaimed pallet wood, scrap wood or 3mm-thick plywood makes for original organic gift tags and gift boxes you can make in an hour tops. You can buy sheets of craft plywood online at craft and hobby stores and because it is so thin, it is very easy to work with. You will find instructions for the plywood box below at jaime costiglio.
5. BROWN PAPER GIFT BAGS
One of the most affordable and adorable way to package your gifts is to make your own brown paper gift bags. They are super-easy to make and you only need a roll of brown paper, twine, double-sided tape and assorted embellishments to finish off the gift bags.
Follow the pictorial below to make your own brown paper gift bags.
6. MONOCHROMATIC CHRISTMAS WRAP
If you have decided on a specific colour theme for the festive season, make sure your Christmas gifts match the theme. Going with a single colour for all your gifts, whether it be brown, white or black paper or brightly coloured wrapping paper just brings a contemporary feel to Christmas.
7. FAMILY FUN GIFT WRAPPING
I love the idea of letting the kids get involved with decorating the home for the festive season, helping mom bake cookies and cakes, so why not let them wrap their own gifts this year and bring something unique to wrapping the gifts. Give the kids a roll or two of brown paper and some ideas and see where they go!