Creative Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas – Melissa Roberts Interior
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Like all other things Christmas related, I generate a plan for how I will wrap my Christmas presents! I know some (probably many) will read the previous sentence and say, “WHAT THE WHAT?”. Yes, I think the finishing touch to every tree is not forgetting about the presentation of the presents! If you are like me, you too, want your Christmas gifts to look stylish and stunning. Maybe you think you don’t have the time to achieve striking Christmas wrapping, same here. I am sharing my super easy & fast, yet creative Christmas gift wrapping ideas. I guarantee these creative Christmas wrapping ideas will have your present standing out among the rest! All while keeping the costs down… let’s dig in!
While I am totally into the Christmas spirit this year, after all, it is my favorite time of the year; I can become stressed or overwhelmed by the long hours spent perfecting every inch of Christmas decor. Remember my 2020 Christmas moto – easy and easier! Easy doesn’t mean you have to compromise when it comes to achieving that professional, cohesive Christmas décor, especially when it comes to your Christmas wrapping for your gifts.
Fist Up: Wrapping Paper
So how do we make the chore of wrapping Christmas gifts easy yet stunning? Start by picking a wrapping paper that fits into your Christmas style. If you haven’t taken my “quiz” to determine your Christmas style, you really should! Click here. My secret to the most affordable, timeless, and versatile Christmas paper is craft paper. With kraft paper, the color options are endless, so regardless of your style, there is something for everyone. I love the matte appearance of craft paper, which means no glittery mess to clean up. Don’t worry; I will teach you how to “jazz” it up. To round out your selections, select one or two patterned papers to pair with it, bonus points if you get a gift wrapping set.
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I Like Big Bows & I Cannot Lie
Picking out your Christmas wrapping paper was easy, but could adding the “cherry on top” to your Christmas presents be even easier…I think so! I have a deep LOVE for Christmas Ribbon. Don’t be surprised if you are out and about and see me at any Christmas store staring longingly at all the gorgeous Christmas ribbon. But all ribbon is not created equal. Last year I shared my Christmas bow tutorial on IG TV where I discussed the importance of utilizing wired ribbon to create those big, bountiful Christmas bows. I also wrote a blog post showing you exactly how to decorate your Christmas tree like a pro when decorating your Christmas tree. While I do love the wired ribbon when wrapping up Christmas gifts, this year, I am loving the simple aesthetic. I opted to incorporate a variety of ribbon this year, giving each present it’s own personality. Using traditional ribbons mixed with decorative, ornate ribbons will make a big statement.
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Top It Off
No, I am not telling you to top your drink off, but I do suggest that when the actual Christmas wrapping is taking place! You have fantastic wrapping paper and exquisite ribbon, but your gift is still missing that WOW piece. I love topping my gifts with a little treat. A few of my favorites are berries, small ornaments, pieces of extra greenery, rosemary, the list could go on and on. The key to these little treats is that they are inexpensive and simple, but make for such a statement! You can even bend the rosemary to make a mini wreath!
Add Natural Elements
Last but not least, it’s time for the gift tag! The stickers, the tie tags, the options are endless; don’t underestimate the power of a nametag. Opt for a one that fits into your Christmas wrapping style. I am in love with custom family nametags, especially neutral ones that can be used year-round. Another great option is leaving off the tag entirely if you have good penmanship. Simply write on the craft paper, saving money! You could even add an initial ornament to the package!
My Personal Tip:
Every year I remove name tags from Maddox and Nick’s presents and save them for the next year. They are simple and neutral so they have worked for many years!
Personalize Your Gift
What Did I Use?
This year I used the craft paper, as mentioned above. I purchased it in black and white, in a nice matte finish. I then opted to get a green and a gold spool of leaf ribbon. Some boxes are wrapped using both while others only have one. I simply intertwined them together, layered, them or mixed them with a velvet ribbon. Get creative with it! To secure these to the box I used a hot glue gun. Speaking of, I hot glue paper instead of using tape; I prefer this look over a taped gift.
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Hear this; I know the process of Christmas wrapping can get long, especially when extra time is something you are hoping to find in 2020. But try to embrace the process – anything can be fun! Pour a glass of wine (or a diet coke, whatever works for you!) and let your inner Martha come out! Watch, if you take time to find a fabulous wrapping paper, tie your present with unique toppers and affix a creative nametag – your gift will be the first picked at the Christmas gift exchange! I hope you learned many creative Christmas gift wrapping ideas.
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