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5 simple gift wrapping tips to a beautiful package

Simple Gift Wrapping Tips and Ideas

Do you love wrapping Christmas gifts? I love it! I think it’s so relaxing and fun. Sometimes I wrap a gift and look at it and think “Oh.. that looks like a monkey wrapped it”. So I thought it might be fun to share some tips I use that are a no fail way to make your gift wrapping look a tad more professional.

5 Easy Gift Wrapping Tips

Pick a theme or color scheme. If you buy a lot of different things that coordinate, you can do all sorts of combinations that will coordinate, but not necessarily all look the same.

5 simple gift wrapping tips to a beautiful package
Add foliage. Adding a sprig of foliage appropriate to the holiday or time of year always looks nice. Also, you can easily go trim a little sprig off your bush outside for free! We have boxwood bushes that look really nice on almost any wrapping paper.

5 simple gift wrapping tips to a beautiful package

Yarn and string make for nice ribbon alternatives. A huge ball of yarn is quite a bit less expensive than a huge roll of ribbon and looks really simple and cute. I have a black ball of yarn that goes with any and all wrapping paper. I use it for almost any type of gift and it will probably last me another five years! I’ve also seen people do the same with hemp or other string.

5 simple gift wrapping tips to a beautiful package

Use plain wrapping paper. I buy butcher paper and then make the bows, ribbons or toppers match the season. I have black and white and can usually get away with using it for most holidays. IKEA has some great wrapping paper options that are pretty neutral looking as well.

5 simple gift wrapping tips to a beautiful package

Crease the edges for a professional looking finish. After I have finished the wrapping paper portion of wrapping the gift, I always crease the edges so it looks a little sharper. When it’s not a box shape, obviously I don’t do this. I’ve noticed it gives the package some cleaner lines.

5 simple gift wrapping tips to a beautiful package

These are just some easy things I do to save money on gift wrapping but I still have a lot of fun mixing and matching for each holiday. If you are looking for a super easy DIY gift topper, these gold rimmed agate slices are a great option too. Do you have any other tips that make your gift wrapping easier or more fun? I’d love to hear them!

5 simple gift wrapping tips to a beautiful package

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3 comments

  1. RM says:

    I try to take cash directly out of the bank, that way my wife doesn’t know where I’m shopping at! I recommend people do this who’s spouse is in charge of finances.

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