Gift Wrapping Ideas

When I initially told my husband, Adam, I was going to be doing a post on gift wrapping, he literally laughed out loud. The funny thing was, Adam was not alone in his laughter. My dad also found this to be particularly entertaining news. I am the type of person that gives every gift in a gift bag. No wrapping here. I can barely wrap a present to save my life.

Because this post is about gift wrapping ideas, I informed Adam he would be helping with the wrapping portion and I would do all the embellishing. At that point, he was no longer laughing. Here’s what I came with:

1. Incorporating natural elements provides these gifts with rustic charm. I used some items from my own yard.

Nature Gift wrap

2. A multidimensional “Lorax” look was achieved with yarn, burlap and sticks. I found how to make these pom poms on Pinterest.

Gifts 2

3. Black, white and read all over. I decoupaged a box with book pages and tied it with twine.

Gifts 3

4.  This package is right up my alley. If you are also not an origami specialist (I am not) just spray paint a box with chalk board paint. No wrapping evolved. Then grab some chalk and go to town.

Gifts 4

5. Placing a single layer book page wreath on top of white wrapping paper has such a simple elegant look any reader would love. Tutorial here.

Gifts 5

6.  I topped this present with a beautiful tissue paper flower (pom pom). This super easy puff makes a great alternative to the traditional stick down bow.

Gifts 6

I did wrap a few of these gifts and they didn’t turn out too bad. I think I should just stick to the embellishing portion.

Do you love the gift tags I used? These are Erin originals. Go here to print out your own.

12 thoughts on “Gift Wrapping Ideas

  1. Courtney @ Crafts by Courtney

    These look awesome!! I don’t know which is my favorite! I’m loving number 2 but I’m a sucker for anything covered in chalk paint.

    I get what your saying about the gift bags, I’m horrible at wrapping gifts. I remember my mother taking so much pride in wrapping the gifts under the tree and making her own bows. I do the best I can. I actually got some of that brown packaging paper from the Dollar Tree and added some cute Christmas-y backers twine for my china cabinet. Have a great holiday!

    1. Emily Post author

      Thanks Val! I basically followed a tutorial on making a standard size tissue paper pom pom. (You can find lots on Pinterest.) For mine, I did use printed tissue paper and I cut my tissue paper in half to custom fit the gift I was adding it to.

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  3. Barb

    Ok, so for someone that doesn’t usually have all the gift buying before December you sure go to town on the wrapping! I absolutely love the box from old book pages and the wreath from the same. Drooling from afar. Luv.

  4. Mrs. Smith

    *reverently bowing*
    I’m not worthy, I’m not worthy! I love the idea of a beautifully wrapped gift but I am notorious for either tossing the gift in a grocery sack or handing the “naked” item directly to the person. You have inspired me. Here’s hoping I wrap one gift this pretty. (Found you on Making Monday.) :)

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  7. Linda at Mixed Kreations

    I’m not one much for gift wrapping either, I use gift bags if even that. But I love your ideas they look doable, and I love how you embellished them. They turned out super cute! Pinning to my gift wrapping board. Thanks!


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