It was news to me, but recently I learned that some people hate wrapping gifts. What is oddly therapeutic and majorly exciting to me, is the opposite for others. I seriously love wrapping gifts, and while I may not be the fanciest or best wrapper, I truly enjoy sitting down to dress up a gift to a loved one. We’ve rounded up some simple and gorgeous ways to wrap gifts this holiday, and I hope they bring a little joy to your wrapping!
1. DIY Printable Wrapping Paper
Can’t find the perfect wrapping paper this year? Make your own! This artist made wrapping paper by doodling on a regular sheet of paper, then photocopying! It’s perfect for small gifts, and also when you really want a personalized touch. No one will else will have a gift wrapped like this under the tree! Adorn with simple greenery or metallic accents for a truly one of a kind gift.
Check out how to make your own paper, or just download this version at HomeyOhMy.com.
Using Kraft paper is a simple way to add your own personal touch on every gift you wrap. I love this tissue paper confetti idea because it’s so simple and SO fun. All you need are punched circles and a little modge podge! Glue on various colors and sizes and finish off with a ribbon.
Check out tons of other ways to use modge podge in your every day life at ModgePodgeRocksBlog.com.
3. Paper Straw Stars
Simple Kraft paper is dressed up in festive whites and reds with this genius idea of making a star from a paper straw! Just a few straws are strategically cut and tied together using coordinating baker’s twine and then affixed to the perfect backdrop that is the Kraft paper.
Check out how easy it is to make these at SplashOfSomething.com.
4. Real Greenery
I love this simple look of fresh white paper, live greenery, black and white bakers twine and the simple gift tags. Purchasing a large roll of neutral colored gift wrap like white can go a long way when it comes to adding your own personal touch, or even using for any type of special event, like the holidays or birthdays.
Head to TodaysCreativeLife.com to download the cut file for this gift tag!
5. Go For Non-Traditional Colors
You can easily embrace the season using non-traditional colored gift wrap like these gorgeous gifts above. Peaches and navy’s are easily made festive by the use of the gold accent and velvet ribbons that give these gifts a luxurious feel. Add fresh greenery and an ornaments as an extra bauble and you’ll hardly miss the red and green.
See more gorgeous design ideas and where to find the ribbon in this photo at MonikaHibbs.com.
6. Glitter Tape
Who needs bow and ribbons that slip off your packages when you can make this DIY glitter tape instead? This gift wrap can’t get much simpler. Wrap your gift in plain paper, then use double sided tape, press down on fun glitter, then add to your package. VOILA.
Head over to TheKitchyKitchen.com to see 3 more fun and festive gift wrap ideas.
7. Last Minute Washi Tape
When you find yourself needing to wrap a last minute gift, but don’t have extra ornaments, glitter or bells to top them off with, whip out your washi tape instead! It’s a simple way to add a little somethin’ somethin’ that is festive and fun. Add it in stripes, or make something fun like the reindeer pictured above. Easy peasy!
Check out Brit.co for more info on how easy this is!
Just a few more gift wrap ideas: