The task of wrapping Christmas presents can be relaxing and fun…or it can be stressful and tiring. Over the years, I’ve experienced all of those feelings and more…as I’m sure you all have as well. For the past several years, I have tried to make the time I spend wrapping presents as enjoyable as possible. The easy Christmas gift wrap ideas I’m sharing today have helped me along the way. I hope they help you too.
Wrapping paper: stick to brown kraft paper and one colorful pattern.
I am a huge fan of brown kraft paper. It’s the perfect neutral wrapping paper that you can use any time, for any occasion. I always use it to wrap my Christmas presents and I add one patterned paper for some color. This year I found this fun plaid paper on my detour to T. J. Maxx. By sticking to two papers, your gifts will have a cohesive look and really make a statement.
Choose one color scheme for your ribbon.
One of my favorite easy Christmas gift wrap ideas is to choose one color for your ribbon. It helps to keep the cohesive look you started with your wrapping paper selections. This year my color was red. I chose different widths of plain red ribbon, red and white twine, red gingham and I threw in some twine on the plaid packages. Everything mixes and matches so it doesn’t take much thought or much time.
Use natural elements or usable items as tie-ons.
I love tie-ons. I think they add personality and they also show that you gave a little extra thought to your gift. Extra touches like tie-ons show you care. I usually use fresh pine cut from my bushes, pinecones or cinnamon sticks. Usable items are also a great choice. This year I found these tiny wreaths for about $3 each at a local shop. I also picked up some copper cookie cutters. Both of these choices become part of the gift and add that personal touch.
Stock up on tissue paper and boxes.
The last of my easy Christmas gift wrap ideas is maybe the best too. The worst thing ever is to run out of tissue paper or God forbid, boxes. Both of these things have happened to me and it’s enough to send a person over the edge. So stock up on those boxes and tissue paper. You will be glad you did!
Just like tie-ons, I love tags. All shapes, sizes and colors. I made the tags above on a spur of the moment whim and I think they add just the right touch. They have red and green, with tiny spurts of blue. They are a small gift from me…to you. Happy wrapping!
I’ll be back in a few days so until then…