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.
2. A multidimensional “Lorax” look was achieved with yarn, burlap and sticks. I found how to make these pom poms on Pinterest.
3. Black, white and read all over. I decoupaged a box with book pages and tied it with twine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Thanks Courtney! Happy Holidays!
I especially like the black and white pom pom gift – how do you make it?
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.
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.
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.) :)
Thanks Mrs. Smith!
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!