Gift Wrap Ideas

Published December 23, 2015

holiday-gift-wrapping-ideasI am always inspired by the creative ways people wrap their gifts.

The wrapping is the first impression of a gift, so why not take a little time to properly present it to your recipient?

Here are a few easy ideas that are sure to impress even the most discerning recipient on your Christmas gift list this year.

Tree Top 

There’s something very cute about a toy car toting a Christmas tree.

If you’re lucky, you may be able to find a similar car to what your recipient drives.

I found miniature cars in local dollar and toy stores.

Tiny snow-covered trees may be found at craft stores.

Using your glue gun attach the tree to the top of the car or truck and then tie off with a piece of very thin raffia. Attach to the top of the gift-wrapped present with the glue gun.

Pretty Tins 

There are many pretty tins on store shelves at the moment. All range in different shapes and sizes and make perfect receptacles for small gifts.

Try to find antique silver tins and fill them with homemade Christmas treats.

Tie off with a silky, pewter satin ribbon and attach a name card.

White Simplicity 

White on white never goes out of style.

White ribbons set upon white glossy wrapping paper are not only elegant but also very stylish.

Add silver baubles, white snow-tipped pine cones and white branches.

I love adding fresh rosemary to this gift-wrap idea as well.

Jingle Bells 

Jingle all the way with this very cute gift-wrap idea. Perfect for the music lover, simply photocopy sheets of Christmas music and use as wrapping paper on your gift.

Tie the gift with black or coloured ribbon and don’t forget to attach the jingle bells for the final touch.

Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home decor, entertaining and floral design.