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Tis the season of giving, and I am sure you are all busy gathering your gifts to give your loved ones.

Today, 5 of my blogging friends and I share our Christmas Gift wrapping secrets with you.

Christmas gift wrapping ideas

No matter what gifts you choose to give your loved ones, wrapping them in beautiful Christmas gift wrapping always makes it more meaningful.

For me, giving a beautiful gift says I love you and I care about you.

I have wrapped up an assortment of Christmas gift wrapping ideas for you and hope that I can inspire you to step out of the box and try something new this year.

Before I get into the Christmas gift wrapping ideas, let me share some basics of wrapping with you.

Christmas gift wrapping

 

Of course, you can skip this if you already know how to do the basic Christmas gift wrapping.

 

  1. Place your box face down on the paper and measure enough paper to cover the entire package. Then, use scissors to cut the piece.
  2. First, fold over one edge of the paper and tape it to the box.
  3. Fold-down a tiny edge on the opposite side and fold over the first piece you folded down, add tape.
  4. Next, fold in the ends, push the sides of the paper inward, creating four 45-degree-angle flaps, then crease along the flaps.
  5. Fold-down the top flap, crease along the top of the box, then crease again where the paper meets the bottom edge of the box. Finally, cut the piece along that bottom crease—tape to the box.
  6. Fold under any excess paper on the bottom flap to line up perfectly with the top of the box. Next, apply double-sided tape to the bottom flap, then fold it over the top flap and push down to adhere.

 

Now on with the fun stuff. Ready to see my favorite Christmas gift wrapping ideas?

If you are the type of person that picks a theme for your Christmas decorations, then you would undoubtedly want to choose the same or similar theme for your wrapping.

 

Or, maybe you are the type of person who likes to use a lot of different papers.

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Or you could be like my dad, who never wrapped a thing until Christmas Eve, and he always used the newspaper to wrap if this is you, no need to read further! LOL.

 

I know there are so many Christmas gift wrapping paper options to choose from that it can be tough to choose just one idea and run with it.

I tend to stick to one theme, and then I will maybe choose something a little more whimsical for the children.

This year, I will use the red and white ticking paper with the red velvet ribbon that I have embossed. In addition, I will add a pinecone and some berries to my gift for a more natural feel.

christmas gift wrapping paper

First, cut a strip of silk/rayon velvet fabric.

Secondly, to emboss the ribbon, you will use a  rubber stamp and an Iron.

Thirdly, cover the iron with foil, dampen the ribbon with a water mister. Place the velvet on top of the rubber stamp nap side down. Place the iron on top of the fabric until most of the moisture is out of the velvet.

embossed christmas ribbon

Another one of my favorite themes for wrapping is the Natural look.

 

This look is created by hand stamping the trees or snowflakes onto craft paper using cookie cutters.

I then embellished my Christmas gift wrapping paper with natural elements. The perfect addition was the use of twine,  burlap, pinecones, greens, acorns.  Clothespins quickly became snowflakes by removing the spring and gluing the pins together.

Personalized gift tags are one of my favorites, and I used baby pictures for my family to identify their gifts.

I used plain craft paper to create the following few packages along the same lines.

I am changing up the embellishments using yarn, rope, and even some old ribbon.

Using a heavier yarn gave me a lovely thick tassel to hang on this pretty package. Next, I added a cinnamon stick with a slice of dried orange.

( If you have never dried oranges, it is so easy. Slice the orange to about 1/4″ thick and place them on a cookie sheet. Bake at 200 degrees for 6 hours, turning often)

A personalized brown craft paper tag was the perfect touch.

luxury christmas gift wrapping ideas

 

A rope is so fun to wrap a package. Frey the ends for a more dramatic look and add a few book page holly leaves with some

wool felt berries.

Here are a few of my favorites

Another personalized tag blog post to check out!

This adorable trick was taught to me by my friend Trina.

Save your old ribbons. Cut the ribbons into 6″ pieces.

Mix and match them for fun recycled bows. How brilliant!

Elegant christmas gift wrapping

 

The classic wrapping for Christmas has always been one of my favorites.

Lots of plaids, very Ralph Lauren looking.

To me, nothing is more beautiful than velvet ribbon, especially in dark green.

I added a sweet little wreath made of wool felt that my friend can add to her tree.

The gift tag is a sisal tree, which can also hang on the tree.

Here are some of my favorite classic wrappings

Sometimes you want that exquisite Christmas gift wrapping.

Nothing said elegance more than gold and silver.

 

I love an elegant Christmas wrapped gift!

I embellished this package with a big gold metallic bow and a gold foiled ornament I made. Click the link to see how to make these.

Here are a few of my favorite elegant Christmas gift wrapping supplies

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Lastly, I want to share a few whimsical wrappings for the kiddos

Red trucks are the perfect decor for those little boys you know. The ornament on top is a special add-on he will love to hang on his tree.

I embroidered a primary white hangtag with some red and white twine in the shape of a tree.

 

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Pretty in pink is always a hit for little girls. A touch of sparkle and shine adds just the right touch.

 

Even the girls will love a truck when it is on a pick package-carrying their very own Christmas tree.

 

Christmas gift wrapping paper

 

Here are a few of my favorite Whimsical gift wrapping supplies

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Lastly, there are always a few gifts that don’t fit in the box too well.

Gift bags are always a great option.

Maybe think about making your own out of wrapping paper.

I created this flap on the top and sewed it shut; YUP, there will be no peaking here! And, just in case, I added a few bells so I would hear them.

Christmas wrapping paper ideas

Or you can purchase some beautiful Christmas gift wrapping bags

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I sure hope that I have stirred up some ideas for you, and if not, don’t worry, there is plenty more to see.

Just pop on over to visit all of my very talented friends who are also sharing their beautiful Christmas wrapping ideas today, You will not want to miss this.

Kim from  Shiplapandshells

Karianne from Thistlewoodfarms

Regina from Savedfromsalvage

Anita from Ajoyfulordinarylife

Susan from Henandhorsedesign

Missy from Sonatahomedesign

Merry Christmas to you all!

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9 Comments

  1. I’m loving all your wonderful ideas, Wendy! So much inspiration.

  2. Anita Kelly says:

    So many great ideas Wendy. Love the huge tassel with the orange slice ❤️👏 and of course the elegant gold one is beautiful. I’m definitely going to do that tag with the twine Christmas tree – so cute. I will not, however, be using my precious bottle brush trees on gifts 😱😂😂. Those babies are like treasure to me!!!

    • wendy says:

      LOL, I am going on a bottle brush tree hunt for you! I know they are a rare commodity for you.
      Thank you for participating, you did an amazing job.

  3. Love all of your ideas Wendy! So creative! The hemstitch was darling! Susan

  4. Missy Noonan says:

    Wow! Each idea is so clever and unique! (I am in love with the pink truck package with the tree on top!) You never fail to inspire me. Thank you for all that you do!

    • wendy says:

      Thank you Missy, it was so fun to create beautiful wrapping. Thank you for your amazing post, I was so inspired and loved, loved all of your creative ideas. And to boot, you are an amazing writer. Maybe you can teach me!

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