For me, wrapping Christmas presents is bittersweet. I love coming up with the plan and color scheme (Yes, I plan out my wrapping scheme.) I enjoy the act of wrapping, and I love giving gifts. However, being the procrastinator that I am, I usually wait until the last minute to wrap, and all that joy and excitement quickly turns to anxiety and stress. Will I ever learn?
This year, I decided that my color scheme would match my official Christmas tree (the one in my dining room). Being part of Staples Holiday Council, I headed to Staples to pick up a few essential wrapping supplies. With everything I need now on hand, today I’m going to share a few creative holiday wrapping ideas.
Of course, there are hundreds of ways one can wrap and decorate a gift. I was totally stressing about what to share with you today because there are so many possibilities. I’ve decided to show you some of my ideas now, and save the rest for another time.
Let’s get wrapping.
For the first idea, I just used brown craft paper and drew on a pattern. Here I made large loopy lines. The pattern can be anything: straight lines, circles, triangles, whatever you can draw. Have fun with it. I find it easiest to cut the paper to the size of your gift and then to do the drawing.
As you can see, when you wrap up the gift, your drawing ability (or lack thereof) will not be noticed.
You may have noticed that I stuck with satin ribbons in teal and green. I wanted the wrapping paper to stand out. The satin ribbon allows that to happen while still adding a beautiful, festive sheen and elegance.
On this package, I spelled out seasonal words: “Merry & Bright,” “Comfort & Joy,” and “Ho Ho Ho.” A piece of pine tucked in adds color and texture.
Another idea is to attach a photo to your wrapping with washi tape.
The photo acts as a decoration as well as a gift tag. I even decided to attach a photo to another package with a gold paper clip. So simple, but really personal and special.
Remember those peel-and-stick letters I used to give a little holiday bling to my decor? Well, I had a few letters left over, so I added them to my packages.
Again, you can spell out a holiday word or the recipient’s name.
These metallic sharpies are my favorite. Keep things really simple by just writing a message on the package.
Speaking of washi tape, after wrapping this gift in gold paper, I used washi tape around the package in an abstract way to give it pattern and more color.
And that’s it. Easy and fun, right?
There are so many ways to make a gift extra special. What unique ways have you wrapped a present?
This post was created as part of my collaboration with Staples. As always, all of the opinions, thoughts, and ideas in this post are my own.