10 Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

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One of my favorite things about Christmas is gift wrapping. I realize that it’s the most dreaded task by some, but I get so much joy out of making pretty gifts. If wrapping gifts and tying real bows intimidates you,check out my gift wrapping and bow tying tutorials! 🙂

I found some great gift wrapping ideas on Pinterest that inspired me, so I thought you would enjoy them too!

10 Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

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I love the baker’s twine and newspaper look! It’s both vintage and modern, plus recycling is right up my alley.

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Oh my word. This newspaper flower bow is fabulous!!!

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Stamped brown paper packages tied with simple ribbon…beautiful!
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Use festive fabric scraps to wrap gifts. My only question is how to secure the fabric. Hot glue? Ha!

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Sparkly, festive initial gift tags are adorable!

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I’m actually planning on using this tube concept for wrapping cookies to give to family and friends. I’m thinking I will use clear cellophane so the cookies can shine. 🙂

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Natural pine cones and greenery embellishments are just lovely!

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Wrap packages with various colors of yarn. Even kids could do this!

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I love the jump rope “bow!” You could use this same concept for many different things!
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For the seamstress in your life, decorate packages with spools, buttons, bows and doiles. 🙂

Do you enjoy wrapping gifts or am I the only crazy one?

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  1. You have inspired me 🙂 thank you! I live your site and I adore these ideas. Christmas wrapping here I come 🙂

  2. I LOVE wrapping, too:) Thanks for these ideas. I love them, and some of them are super economical which on a seminary budget is helpful 🙂

  3. LOVE the newspaper and red twine look!

    Something I started doing last year was using pictures/words off the front of old Christmas cards for gift tags. I simply find a nice picture or word (like JOY) that matched the gift wrap I was using and cut it out. Then I write my message on the back and tape it to the gift. I got so many compliments on it and it saved me a little bit of money as well as allowed me to recycle. 🙂
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  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE WRAPPING GIFTS. I HAVE AN ENTIRE ROOM FOR JUST THAT- along with other crafts and homeschooling things 🙂
    I also host a Christmas gift wrapping party every year at my home. I supply beautiful, paper and ”newspaper”, along with tape, scissors and gorgeous ribbon and embellishments. We eat together first, listen to Christmas music, share traditions, laugh and wrap lots. Each year we try to help someone out by having everyone bring nonperishable food to share at local food pantry, or blankets/coats for homeless, or things to put in OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD BOXES,or we wrap a family’s gift for them. It’s a win win situation. Everyone goes home with beautifully wrapped gifts and we all bless each other.

  5. I love them all! I saw the first picture on pinterest a few months ago and have been saving my newspaper ever since. Everyone is getting newspaper or kraft paper wrapped gifts from our home. One way to save money and have harmony under the tree!!!


  6. I love the newsprint idea…beautiful with the red ribbon! Please come link up at our party going on…junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-it-up-wednesday_08.html

  7. Thanks for the ideas! I really like that newspaper flower.

    How to secure fabric around a gift: Wrap tightly, tucking in the ends, and tie with ribbons in at least two directions. If there are parts that just won’t stay neat, try safety pins.

    Another option is to make fabric bags, like Julie Bagamary’s pillow cases but in various sizes to fit common gift items like books and DVDs. Depending on the shape of the gift, either fold the end under or bunch up the end and tie a bow around it.

    Here are some ways to reuse gift wrap and wrap gifts with reused materials.

  8. As for the fabric wrapping, I’d guess it’s just folded down and that the ribbon around it is what holds it on.

  9. I love all your ideas! I am doing only homemade/recycled wrapping paper this year and one great idea I saw was to use SHEET MUSIC to wrap gifts. The black and white music notes, topped with a doily, red ribbon and a sprig of holly is just beautiful!

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