4 EASY WRAPPING IDEAS (WITH MATERIALS YOU ALREADY OWN)
Wrapping presents is one of my favorite things to do during Christmas time. I used to dream of being a wrapper in those department store booths. I mean, all those different beautiful papers to choose from, amazing ribbons and bows, a full tape dispenser, and a large flat, clean surface perfect for wrapping — could it get any better?
Sadly, when it comes down to it, I typically don’t put a ton of effort into beautifully wrapped gifts because I just don’t have the time or the right materials. But it turns out that you don’t need a ton of big fancy materials to make beautifully wrapped gifts! I came up with four super easy wrapping ideas, each with materials you probably already have at your house, and used the gorgeous custom wrapping paper that Minted kindly sent me — see our cute faces on there? So no excuses for poorly wrapped presents this year!
1. Add some greenery.
Probably every single one of you has a wreath, garland, or a plant somewhere in your home or front yard. Wrap up your gift, tie it with a pretty ribbon, and then add a little sprig of greenery. Extra points if it’s fresh! It’s simple, but beautiful.
I’m sure you all have extra ornaments lying around! These mini ones are perfect for a small gift, but the larger ones would also work great. Tie them together with a little bit of floral wire, add a sprig of greenery, and then secure them onto your ribbon.
For a simple, rustic feel, take a couple yards of yarn and wrap it around the present, then tie in a bow at the front. This is a great wrapping idea for busier wrapping paper, like this minted navy pine wrapping paper from Minted.
This is a perfect solution for the ends of your spools of ribbon that aren’t long enough to make a big nice bow. Cut a strip of burlap and layer it with a nice thick ribbon for a simple festive look. This could also look really cute with a bow in the center!