I can’t believe Christmas is only a week away! If feels like everything having to do with the holiday has been a scramble this year, and wrapping presents is no different. I’ve mentioned before that I love to make gift wrap just as meaningful as the gift I’m giving, so I always put in a lot of time and energy when it comes to wrapping. I usually find most of my ideas and inspiration on Pinterest (surprise, surprise), which you can see on my board. There isn’t an extreme about of pins, so here are some examples of presents I’ve wrapped in the past. Enjoy!
I sometimes like to hint at what could be inside the wrapping, and this present was a CD! All I did was print out free sheet music of Jingle Bells onto some pretty resume paper I had, then I attached a few small bells to ribbon and tied a bow. This was one of my favorite wrapping ideas, and I loved how it came out! You can usually find bells at any craft store, especially during the holidays.
Daniel and I have always loved Disneyland ever since we began dating, and we ended up gravitating towards Minnie and Mickey (as most couples do). I usually like to throw in something of them when I’m wrapping gifts for Daniel. I found this brown gift bag at Target and wanted to make it a bit more personal. So I found this super cute photo of Minnie and Mickey, printed it out on cardstock and made a gift tag!
Another year I used the same photo as the main event!
I often reuse wrapping from packages, such as brown paper from Amazon shipments. This penguin tissue paper came in a pair of shoes Daniel bought from Penguin clothing company. I thought it was way too adorable to throw out, and it ended up being the perfect size for a small gift I had!
Sometimes all you need is a variety of ribbons and bows to make standout gift wrapping. I especially like this basket weave technique because of how clean and modern it looks.
I made this big bow with some wrapping paper scraps!
Here are a few more examples of things you can do with ribbons and bows!
I found this fun plaid wrapping paper at a 99 cent store! I’ve often found great wrapping and trimmings at discount stores, and Daniel and I always take a trip to Target after Christmas. The sales can be amazing, we’ve found things as low as 60 cents! It’s a great way to stock up for next year!
Sometimes I like to choose a theme when wrapping, you can see here I chose brown paper and red ribbon as my theme. This gave a very nice elegance to my presents, and I thought it could work for both men and women.
I also like to play with different color combinations. I did green on green here!
I was going for more masculine colors when I did this brown and gold combination.
At some point during our relationship, coloring books became a “thing” for us. One year I was giving Daniel a gift certificate, but I wanted to present it in a meaningful way. So I decided to make my own envelope using a coloring book page (featuring Minnie and Mickey, of course)! I used this template and it turned out great, take a look!
This would also be great for homemade cards!
Well, I’m happy to say that I only have a few gifts left to wrap, and I will hopefully be done before the weekend! I hope all of you out there are finding time to relax amidst the holiday rush, and hopefully this helped you find some gift wrapping ideas and inspiration!