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Finding new and creative ways to wrap your Christmas presents is part of the festive fun, and there are endless possibilities to make your gifts stand out from the crowd. If you’re in need of some inspiration, here are some of our favourite ways to add special touches to your Christmas gift wrapping.
Using regular kraft paper is a popular and versatile choice for those who like to get creative with their wrapping. It’s affordable, easy to work with and the possibilities for customising it are almost endless. It looks great as part of a rustic, more traditional theme and can be finished off with pine cones and festive foliage such as mistletoe, holly and ivy.
Unique and personal, decorate dark or chalkboard wrapping paper with your own designs and messages using a marker pen. You can draw your own festive patterns and pictures, giving your presents a modern look that will stand out underneath the Christmas tree! Not only is this fun and creative, it’s also quick and affordable, saving you time and money at this precious time of year. You can also get matching chalkboard gift tags to coordinate the look.
Quick, easy, and affordable, this is a fun way to make your presents look special without buying half a craft store! Rather than stick a traditional bow on top of your present, look for unique and fun items that you can stick to the top of your gifts. Pom poms and paper balls are easy to find, and come in a variety of colours to match your wrapping paper. You can try gluing on small festive animal figurines, as well as cardboard Christmas trees and salt dough shapes such as trees, stars and gingerbread men. The options are endless!
An eco-friendly alternative to disposable wrapping paper, fabric wrapping is a great way to upcycle old clothes or fabric you don’t need anymore. It can be easily used for both large and small gifts, and can be tied in place with a simple knot or a decorative pin.
Using classical sheet music to wrap your gifts adds a nostalgic, traditional feel to your presents. Decorate with black ribbon to keep the look elegant, and finish with foliage for a more rustic touch. Try and find paper that’s printed with old style, hand written music notes, preferably for traditional Christmas carols. A fun idea is to include name tags that feature lines from the song, as well as stick on sparkles that add the finishing touch to your musical themed gifts.