Fabulous gift wrapping ideas

When it comes to gift wrapping there are a million and one different things that you can do to make your gifts stand out under the Christmas tree. From hand-stamping paper to wrapping gifts with ribbons and bows and finishing off with a hand written tag, the possibilities are endless.

Here are a few ideas to get those creative juices flowing... 

 gift wrap

 

Inspired by Nature

Raffia and pine cones look great on presents teamed with a hand written tag. Why not try using seasonal rubber stamps to customise brown paper and tags.

 giftwrap

You will need:

  • Presents to wrap
  • Brown paper
  • Ribbon
  • Twine
  • Gold bells
  • Wooden stars
  • Wooden stamps
  • Ink pad
  • Tacky glue
  • How to make

 

How to make

  1. Start by stamping your chosen design onto the brown paper using the ink pads. Make sure that the stamp you are using is cleaned before using it on another colour ink pad.
  2. Once the paper has completely dried wrap your presents.
  3. Using ribbon and twine wrap this around your presents, attaching any bells or other embellishments that you would like to add. Secure the ribbon/twine on the back of the gift with a double knot.
  4. If using a wooden star embellishment, apply a generous blob of glue on the back of the star and glue in place. Leave to dry.

 

Poms!

Poms poms are everywhere and it's great to use them in any craft project. They look great against brown paper and you could even add a gold bell or two for an extra festive touch. If you’ve never used a pom pom maker before, click here for a handy how to.

pompom

You will need:

  • Presents to wrap
  • Brown paper
  • Small ready made pom poms
  • Glue dots
  • Clover pom pom makers
  • Selection of wool/yarn
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Gold bells (optional)

 

How to make

  1. Start by wrapping your presents in the brown paper
  2. Make different sized poms using your chosen wool/yarn. Make sure to leave long tail threads when making your poms as these can be plaited or used to wrap around your present
  3. Using glue dots stick the ready-made small poms onto your present. If you want to use a ribbon make sure to wrap this around your present first and then apply the poms

 

Colour Pop

Making bright and colourful gift wrap is perfect for big kids and grown ups alike. Brightly coloured buttons work well stuck on with glue dots, as they can be easily removed afterwards if the recipient wishes to keep them for a craft project of their own - two gifts in one.

pompom

You will need:

  • Presents to wrap
  • Brown paper
  • Selection of coloured tissue papers
  • Colourful buttons
  • Glue stick
  • Glue dots
  • Clover pom pom makers
  • Selection of wool/yarn
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

How to make

  1. Start by wrapping your presents in brown paper
  2. Draw out different sized circles onto the tissue paper using a pencil. Concertina folded the tissue paper so that you can cut out more than one circle at a time. To get a perfect circle shape use circular items from around the house, such as the end of a glue stick, a mug or if you would like large circles a saucer
  3. Stick the tissue paper circles onto the brown paper using a glue stick. Leave to dry
  4. Using glue dots stick the buttons to the gift wrap
  5. Make sets of three pom poms using the Clover pom pom makers and your choice of wool/yarn, making sure to leave long tail threads when making the poms so that these can be wrapped around the presents

 

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Last updated: almost 2 years ago