Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful moments during the holiday season is when our beloved ones open the gifts we are giving them.
The joy can be even greater if you have taken care with taste and decorating the packaging of your gift.
In this post I will suggest you different gift wrapping ideas to get inspired and select the one that fits best your present.
Like Diamonds & Stars are… Forever
Draw a pattern of a star on thick cardboard, cut it around and make on the star a pinhole with thick needle.
Τhen fix it on your pack with some thin rope.
You can use the same idea with a few smaller stars.
This time you will stick two stars with some glue and between them you will have inserted the string with which you will wrap your gift.
This is a great idea, especially if you have a sewing machine, but you can have a very good result and by hand sewing.
Cut two same stars from thin paper sew them together around up to a point to pass in your present and then sew the remaining opening.
This gift packing is perfect for clothes, socks, caps, gloves, etc.
Natural Paper with Fresh Greenery
Stamped or plain, natural paper for gift wrapping is timeless and beloved.
Dare this year to add a touch of fresh greenery on this pack, the result will amaze you.
In this pack prefer natural materials for the ribbon, such as fabric, burlap or rope.
Wonderful are also ribbons or tags with messages.
Fresh greenery looks especially beautiful with red color details which may be on your plant or your ribbon.
Natural paper can be found in various colors,
black looks great with greenery and natural skipping ropes, prefer it for men’s gifts.
Alternatively you can wrap your gift with suede ribbon and decorate with metal bells.
You can even stick a few stars on the paper for a more bright result.
Also a gold color pen can do miracles in a simple black paper.
Draw stars, mistletoe, greetings and the name of the recipient of the gift!
Personalize your Gifts
In stores you can find very impressive letters or you can create your own easily from paper and decorate them with glitter.
Another favorite idea for personalizing your gift is to draw with a thick marker the credentials of the recipient of your gift !!
Printable or ready from market gift tags are of my favorite because they combine personification with seasonal pattern.
Another great idea for personalizing your gifts are beads with letters, with which you can create any message or name you wish as you pass them through the ribbon you will use to wrap your gift.
Wrapping Paper with Personality
Music score paper or book page are lovely to wrap small gifts. Do not worry if you do not have such papers, you can find on Internet the music score of your favorite Christmas song and print it on paper, as I did, and I made placemats for my Christmas table setting.
Plaid or black & white wrapping paper is also a great option,
especially if you decorate them with fresh greenery!
If your gift has to do with food, these ideas are very useful to you !!
For deli flavors choose fabric boxes, wrap with fine shiny fabric ribbons and a tag.
You can give a unique personality in this wrapping idea by placing a small silver ornament, as it is used bellow, a silver teaspoon, and some fresh greenery.
If this year you are thinking to be a master chef in your kitchen and cook traditional sweets or bake ginger biscuits, the following idea is what you need to convert your cooking skills in a delicious gift.
You can find easily in the market paper boxes in many shapes and sizes.
Don’t forget to put some waxed paper first and then your sweets, this will protect your box.
Then wrap it with natural ribbon and fresh greenery.
You can try the easy recipe i posted for ginger biscuits ornaments and use them for this purpose!
Oh! and make a few with one-two holes as shown in the photo below, which you can use for the decoration of the packaging of your sweet gift!
you can read the recipe for the “Easy Christmas Cookie Ornaments” here
Tea, nuts, jam and biscuits can wonderfully be placed in cloth pouches also.
Red lollipops look fabulous on gift wrapping and they are great for both kids and adults!
From the most simple, yet impressive gift wrapping for each sex and age are those below.
A simple natural paper with a pen, a few stamps and some string can be converted into a lovely vintage gift box.
A cart or a black & white photograph can provide the same aesthetic vintage effect with an easier way as you see in the picture below.
I hope you enjoyed the ideas and got plenty of inspiration for your own unique and wonderful gifts for your loved ones.
Many kisses, Elena