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12 Creative Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

Looking for some new and creative ways to wrap your Christmas presents or package holiday party favors? With a few thoughtful additions you can make your Christmas gift wrapping as delightful as the gift itself. Whether you are looking to light up your living room with gifts under a tree, or you're hosting a fun and festive party, we've got you covered. These do-it-yourself gift wrapping ideas are sure to get you into the holiday spirit.

Use Kraft Paper

kraft paper christmas gift wrapping ideas

Kraft paper is exceptionally versatile and economical, and will help you achieve a chic, stylish look. The best part is that it offers a sturdy support for delicate or oddly-shaped items. Spruce it up with ribbons and gift tags for a beautiful and natural look.

Use Christmas Sayings

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Create a festive look at first glance by adding Christmas sayings to your wrapping paper. Sentiments like "Happy everything", "Peace" and "Snuggle up" will have recipients feeling jolly with excitement for the season.

Make it Colorful

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Brighten up plain gift boxes with bright, colorful accessories. There's no rule that you have to stick to traditional red and green anymore. Get playful with bright blues, pinks and greens to create a new Christmas feel.

Create Custom Gift Wrap

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This Christmas, make your gift stand out by creating custom gift wrap with your family's name for a unique and memorable present. Recipients will automatically know who their gift is from!

Package Your Baked Goods

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These cookies are in a wrapping cute enough for Santa himself. Mini clothespins and baker's twine are minimal decorations for a subtle Christmas-feel. Complete the look with your very own personalized stamp to label your delicious holiday creations.

Add a Holiday Card

Accessorize your gift wrap by adding a holiday card on the front. This gives the gift a personal touch and is sure to impress everyone on your guest list. Or you can re-purpose last year's holiday cards by cutting out illustrations or lettering for your gifts.

Play with Pom Poms

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Go above and beyond the traditional store-bought bow, and add yarn pom-poms to your gifts this year. The fuzzy yarn gives it a comforting and cozy feel that's perfect for the holiday season.

Go for Glitter

glitter gift wrapping ideas

Christmas season is all about the glitter! Whether it's a glitter holiday card or glitter wrapping paper, you will surely make a statement that won't go unnoticed.

Add All the Bells and Whistles

Jingle all the way with this gift wrapping idea. String some holiday bells with baker's twine to recreate the look. This idea is especially fun when the recipient tries to shake the gift to hear what's inside. They'll never be able to guess!

Use Natural Elements

This DIY project may look sophisticated, but is so simple to recreate. Find a leaf and a gold paint pen, and you're ready to wrap. Using elements from nature is an easy way to spruce up otherwise plain gift wrap.

Use Unexpected Colors

Red and green aren't the only colors for Christmas. Using other colors, like this baby blue, will help make your gift stand apart from the rest under the tree. And if you're gifting more than one box, this ribbon tie is the perfect way to package them together.

Tie a Bow On It

bow gift wrapping ideas

The bigger the better. Velvet or satin ribbon adds a luxurious feel, and looks great against matte gift wrap. Coordinate the color to accent your wrapping paper like this gold on red for the full festive look.

Remember, you don't have to spend a lot of money to get creative with your Christmas gift wrap. These easy and inexpensive ideas will make any gift extra special. 'Tis the season for gift-giving!

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