Pine Needles Add Festive Flair

Published December 18, 2014

pine-tassels-add-festive-flairI am always inspired by the many different ways that friends and family wrap their gifts during the holidays.

I love to see the combinations of silver and gold, and the eclectic pairing of rustic with contemporary.

There are many ideas out there for gift presentations but this one particularly caught my eye. It was at an event that I saw this gift wrap idea but it was done with green wrapping paper.

The nice thing about this gift wrap is that it only takes minutes to assemble and there are many different combinations of colours that you can choose from.


  • Plain gift wrap (green, gold, red or silver)
  • Fresh pine bough needles
  • Thin gold or silver trim (available at Michaels Crafts)
  • Scotch tape
  • Thin floral wire
  • Glue gun (optional)


Look for fresh pine boughs at nurseries and floral stores. You may also be able to find them in a neighbour’s yard if you are fortunate enough to have one that will share.

Wrap your gift in the plain paper and set aside.

Remove the pine needles from the branch and combine a grouping to form a tassel.

Cut a small piece of floral wire and wrap the end of the pine needle tassel until the grouping is secure.

Wrap your gold or silver trim over top of the wire, covering all wire completely.

Leave five centimetres or so for tying them to the gift.

Repeat for another tassel and set aside.

Using your gold or silver trim, wrap the gift lengthwise and tie off the trim.

At this point you can either tie the tassels to the trim or glue the tassels directly to the gift.