Today I needed to wrap mums Christmas presents so, I decided to experiment with a few different styles. The Christmas Gift Wrapping has mostly focused on minimalism and Scandinavian design. I love the look of brown parcel paper with a string tied around it. I decided to have a go this year with a few different styles. So if you are interested in stepping up your gifts this year then keep reading.
Ahh the classic choice for adding that little bit of jazz to your presents. It’s cheap, affordable and makes the gift look more composed at a whole. This works great for small and large gifts. If you are going for a certain colour scheme then you can definitely change up the colour of the string or just ribbon if you wanted to make it look more classy.
The one thing to note, is to make sure you cut a lot of extra material as you need to wrap the string round around the present if the different directions. Despite this being the easiest one to do, and the most simple, I really love the way this looks with the wrapping paper. They go together lovely.
This one is more delicate than the last and is strong when tied together, but it is so easy to rip. This might not be to everyones taste as it has a more rustic, rough look to it. Compared to the others this one is relaxed in the shape. For this, you follow the same method as using the string. But this time you need to be a bit more delicate as the Raffia could break.
This one is the most unique wrapping decoration, out of the three. You might not of heard of the material before. It falls under different names, but the style I used below was Jute, it is a thicker material. But you can trim it down. For the feathered effect I pulled parts of the material away which unwound it creating that style. This would look great idea if you stick a gift tag in the very centre of it, or add ribbon in the very centre topped off with a fancy bow.
These ideas are kept simple but you could add whatever additional feature you want. But I don’t think you need to go too extra, as these beautifully wrapped gifts are going to get teared open on Christmas Day so the time you have taken wrapping them will be long gone.
To make these gifts have a more polished look, without spending too much time on wrapping, I chose to a seamless join. Tape is always an option and it is the most obvious choice but it can look a little rushed. Using Double Sided Tape doesn’t take too much time to use, but this completely eliminates any tape being shown. If you find double sided tape too fiddly then Glue Dots are a wonderful alternative they are much faster to use. If you don’t mind how tape looks on gifts then you could always step up your game with Fancy Washi Tape.
The wrapping paper that I have used for this blog post is from Aldi. I really loved the way the trees were printed on the paper, with the Gold, Black and White print it looks so effortless.
If you are not able to find these in an Aldi store then you can DIY it with the following items…
So this has been a few minimalist ideas for wrapping your Christmas Gifts this year. They are quick and easy and don’t take long to do. Have you wrapped your Christmas Presents this year, if so how did you end up wrapping those gifts??