Gift wrapping made easy…
Getting a beautifully wrapped Christmas present is a gift in itself! I love interesting paper, real ribbons and sweetly tied bows. I think it’s a very thoughtful gesture from the gift giver. Isn’t it fun to untie a bow and unwrap a gift? It adds to the suspense and lets us savour getting a gift a little longer! Wrapping a magazine worthy gift is so much easier than you think. All you need are the right tools, a little time and these 8 stylish Christmas gift wrapping tips.
1. Start wrapping earlier
Avoid a gift-wrapping time crunch and start wrapping gifts as you buy. Not only does this tip keep you organized, but it gives you the chance to use wrapped gifts as decoration around the house.
2. Buy coordinating gift wrap
When I give a gift to someone, I try to make the wrapping part of the present. So why not coordinate your gift wrap like you would fabric for your pillows in your room? Try taking it a step further by coordinating your ribbon too.
3. Layer on the ribbon
Yup, you read that right, layer on the ribbon! Pick up a variety of ribbon types in different textures: burlap, woven, satin, and twine. If you’re a ribbon or a bow-tying beginner, head over to Pinterest for some easy tutorials.
4. Add unique ornaments
Sometimes I like to add a sweet little ornament for a special touch as a gift topper. This unique touch doubles as a gift to add to their tree! Pick a traditional Christmas Santa, or an ornament that reflects the recipients hobbies or passions. Junk food addict? Attach a hamburger and fries ornament to that gift.
5. Get creative with gift tags
This has to be the easiest way to personalize your gifts. Gift tags are a quick and simple way to add some personal flair. Use a chalk tip marker and draw the recipients name on the gift! Check out this great tutorial on how to create your own gift tags by the cardstore.
6. Add some sparkle or greenery
Adding a little spring of greenery or a sparkly stem from the craft store really adds the finishing touch to your wrapped gift. Tip: Ask your local Christmas tree store for extra trimmings..they’re free!
7. Make a gift wrapping station
To make your season – and your gifts – more beautiful, start by getting organized. Your station should include paper, ribbon, double-sided tape and scissors. If you aren’t a fan of gift wrapping, a station should help with lifting your spirits to get those wrappings done!
8. Ditch the bags
Not only does it cost less to wrap, but the look of a wrapped box is much nicer. If you can’t get let go of the gift bags, try to amplify the presentation with lovely tissue, bows and embellishments.
Check out our previous post on how to decorate your home for Christmas if you need additional holiday tips: