It’s the best time of the year! Whether stacked under the tree or presented to a friend, creatively wrapped gifts set the tone for a memorable gift exchange. Find beautiful ways to embellish your carefully prepared gifts.
In this post we will present you with Christmas gift wrapping ideas !
Over the next few lines, you will learn how to make the perfect gift wrap yourself. Be inspired by our photo kit and don’t waste too much time trying this out at home. Merry Christmas !
Even if you run out of Christmas gift wrapping paper, ribbon, or boxes, you can still make a gift that looks fabulous with things you have around the house. Because, let’s face it, what’s outside of surprise also matters !
Pretty down to the last detail !
Whatever the theme of your Christmas decor, whether it changes every year or whether you have a classic and reliable approach, it should carry on down to the smallest detail, even the gift wrapped under the tree. Christmas trees, and therefore the presents lying underneath, are such an important part of the home that they deserve as much attention as the star on the tree..
Christmas gift wrapping in the winter theme
All of these Christmas gift wrapping ideas will show you how to master decorating your last minute surprises with things as simple as newspaper or burlap. Let yourself be inspired by the colors of winter or by nature with cool winter foliage. Or, opt for classic ornaments such as miniature bells, Christmas balls and garlands. No matter the size or the level of difficulty, with a little material and patience we can make a perfect gift wrap.
One of the most popular ideas for wrapping Christmas presents is obviously the box..
In terms of shades, the colors most in keeping with the end of the year season are therefore gold, red, white, silver and green. Of course you will see that there are other very interesting options with other colors. Boxes as Christmas gift wrapping give a very modern and elegant touch to the gift. In addition, if you choose the golden color for the box, the elegance and style will reach a fairly high level..
We advise you to add a decoration to the box which can be a ribbon of the same golden color only with shiny sparkles. You can opt for sequins and rhinestones. On the other hand, you can also choose a combination of red and gold for the gift. In this case, we recommend that the shade of red be darker, can even approach burgundy, although carmine is also a good option..
Having fun preparing the presents is the most important
Often the funniest part of the season is when it comes to gift wrapping. Now is the time to be creative and be creative. If you don’t have a Christmas gift box handy, it’s quite possible to use a shoebox lying around in your closet. Wrap it in the paper of your choice and start decorating it. If you run out of ideas, we suggest you get down to cutting. It will also delight your children who can help you in this daring task. Use cardboard boxes and ribbons of all colors and stack them on the surface of it.
Green and red is one of the timeless color combinations
For boxes, you can also choose dark green color. If you like green, we advise you to stay in dark tones. Thus, they are linked to the Christmas holidays, since the color of the pine leaves is dark green. For the decoration of the box, you can hang a larger red ribbon and you can put on top a smaller checkered ribbon that combines different colors that blend with the green of the box.
If you want to bring the Christmas spirit to your wrapping paper, don’t hesitate to include Christmas balls and ornaments on your Christmas gifts. This will not only bring a fabulous festive decor, but also your loved ones could keep them as a souvenir. What could be better than a little extra Christmas attention ?
For more elegance, we opt for neutral colors.
On top, you can glue decorative elements or simply make small drawings. Do not forget the small fir branch to bring a touch of freshness to your surprise.
Christmas gifts can also be decorated with contrasting color ribbons.
For this you should use a wider ribbon the color of the wrapping paper and a narrower ribbon of another color such as red. This will highlight the background of the other ribbon. In this way you will be able to make original Christmas gifts by adding to the decoration of your gift other decorations such as pine branches, tree leaves and other natural decorations..
There are different ways to wrap original Christmas gifts. You can wrap your surprises with packaging that you have made at home. Such packaging might look like the one you see in the photo above, for example
DIY box in a few steps
For this, you need a suitable colored cardboard box for wrapping the gifts. With this type of cardboard you can make the shapes you want. And if you prefer to make a cone-shaped packaging, you will have to follow the instructions in the tutorial above. First, cut out your cardboard as in the first instruction above. Then fold each side up and you’re done. At the end, you can decorate your cone with small ribbons and other ornaments. This little DIY box is perfect for hiding a piece of jewelry inside and it will delight every woman.
Let’s leave room for the patterns on the Christmas gift wrapping
To decorate Christmas presents, you can also choose Christmas gift wrapping paper with patterns. These patterns can be typical of Christmas with Santa Claus in white and red. However, you can also stop at a piece of paper where the red color and the brown color have been combined. The additional decoration of a gift of this type can be with a white or red ribbon, but you can also choose a more original decoration that resembles the packaging designs..
The wrapping of the gift should be designed to match the person for whom it is intended. Gifts for children, for example, should have cute, fairytale, and fun wrapping. While for men, gifts should be decorated in a more stylish and uncluttered manner. In this case, we opt for black, silver, gold and white. Sometimes we even bet on a brown-gold combination.
Beauty is also in simplicity
On the other hand, you can also make a much simpler gift decoration. This decoration can be made with gift wrap in a neutral color to the one you see on the recycled paper image. Complementary decoration can be completed with handmade designs, typical Christmas balls, ribbons and sequins.
We opt for elegance depending on the type of gift
On the other hand, for the modern decoration of Christmas gift wrapping, you can just choose more elegant wrapping paper which can have a checkered pattern. Then we advise you to complete the decoration with a ribbon. Otherwise the decoration will become too dull. The color of the ribbon should match the chosen paper and can be curved as well as put on the sides..
On the other hand, if you want the decoration of the gifts to be different from the mass, it is better to use a light brown paper, like the one you see in the photo. Then just add a white decor of DIY snowflakes or other shapes to make it pop. Red and worm will stand out perfectly.
Want to stand out from the crowd with original Christmas gift wrapping? We suggest you use newspaper! What could be more interesting than that? Besides, if you want to follow your ideas, you can even make paper flowers from the same paper.
How to make a newspaper rose ?
To make the beautiful roses above, you should have a large piece of newspaper, glue, and scissors. Take your newspaper and start cutting a long strip starting from the outside. Finish in the center of the sheet. In the end, you must have a long strip. Wrap it around your finger to get a pretty flower. Finally, glue the bottom of the flower so that it can hold well.
If the gift allows, consider wrapping it in a candy shape using newspaper, once again. Tie the ends with rope, ribbon or jute thread.
Snowflakes are arguably part of the end-of-year winter setting. In fact, kids love to do them. Now is the time to include them in your Christmas gift wrapping.
How to make cardboard snowflakes ?
First, take a sheet of A4 paper. Fold it in half lengthwise. Then, find the middle of the fold. Take the bottom corner and fold it towards the center to have a triangle. Then do the same again, flipping the folded corner. The result should look like a cone. Fold it in half, so as to get a mini cone. Cut out the top of it so that you get an arc. Cut out at the layers on the outside of it. The last step is to cut out the patterns in the shape of triangles all along the cone. Finally, as soon as you are done, carefully unfold and you should see a cute snowflake appear..
The cookie can replace the Christmas card
We associate the end of the year celebrations with family and the people who are close to us. We like to surprise them not only with a nice gift, but also with personalized and special attention. During the holiday season many families bake ginger cakes to give as a gift. Instead of making them a separate gift wrap, consider hanging them on the ribbon of your Christmas gift wrap. So, before even opening the surprise, each person could bite into it. If you have time, consider making an inscription on it.
Think green !
Designmag editorial staff love to think green and love to use scrap materials for crazy ideas. In the case opposite, we suggest you insert your little surprise in a recycled tin can. Outside, you can decorate it however you want.
We love this kind of 3D Christmas gift wrap. And it couldn’t be easier than that! If you want to make your own 3D decorative tree, just fold a green triangle cardboard on itself, decorate it and glue it on the gift wrap. Do the same with a Santa Claus or other element that inspires you.
Go on a treasure hunt !
Do you like mysterious packaging and crazy ideas? You will certainly like this idea. If you have an old book that you don’t use anymore, take a look at the photo above. This book will become a real treasure hunt for the person for whom it is intended.
Fabric is the new paper !
Here is an eco-friendly idea that inspires us so much! Instead of bothering you with overly complicated packaging, grab some fabric. Got fabric lying around or a cool checkered tablecloth? How about a shirt? Wrap your gift with if you want to surprise the person to whom you are going to give it.